Seeking Contract Assessors and Technical Experts for Validation/Verification Standards

ANAB is seeking contract assessors and technical experts to assess third-party validation and verification accreditation programs. Some of the areas in need of assessors include:

  • Low-carbon-intensity electricity generation
  • Agricultural land or forest management
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Clean hydrogen
  • Low-carbon fuels
  • Carbon footprint
  • Life cycle assessment
Contract assessors perform validation and verification body accreditation assessments of ANAB applicant and accredited certification bodies. Specific duties include but are not limited to:
  • Conducting office and witness accreditation assessments as a lead assessor, technical assessor, or technical expert.
  • Handling post-assessment activities including but not limited to documenting assessment results (e.g., assessment report, nonconformances) and reviewing corrective action responses.
  • Providing technical support including but not limited to application reviews.
  • Providing technical assistance in investigating complaints as requested.
  • Participating in ANAB assessor development sessions.

In addition to demonstrating various skills, knowledge, and personal behaviors, Lead Assessor and Technical Assessor candidates shall have successfully completed an auditor training course for a related system standard (e.g., ISO 14001, ISO 14065, ISO/IEC 17029, ISO 14064-3, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, etc.) or equivalent and shall have a wide range of auditing or assessing experience (first-, second-, or third-party) to have gained the necessary breadth of understanding of the various applications of the standards.

Lead Assessor: Person qualified with respect to ANAB requirements to perform accreditation assessments with respect to ISO 14065 and ISO/IEC 17029 and who is responsible for leading a team of assessors during the assessment of a validation/verification body (VVB).

Technical Assessor: Person qualified with respect to ANAB requirements to perform accreditation assessments with respect to ISO 14065, ISO/IEC 17029, and ISO 14064-3 and who is responsible for performing the technical assessment portions of the assessment of a VVB and performing witness assessments of validations and/or verifications.

Technical Expert: Person having specific knowledge or expertise with respect to the scope of accreditation to be assessed; is a team member who provides technical advice but is not considered as an assessor unless he/she has the relevant assessor qualifications and training.

If you feel you have the necessary competence and are interested in becoming a contract assessor for ANAB, please complete the assessor application and send it to Ann Howard at

ANAB will review your information and will contact you if we feel you have the necessary competence.

Supplier Diversity Policy

ANAB recognizes that small and diverse businesses create a competitive advantage and have a positive impact on the global community. ANAB is committed to including and utilizing diverse businesses in all of our services, and this includes providing, to the maximum extent possible, contracting opportunities to small, minority-owned, women-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest-quality services through a diverse and dynamic team.