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DoD Directive 8140.03

What is the DoD Cyber Workforce Qualification Program?

For the DoD Cyber Workforce Qualification program, the DoD Manual 8140.03 requires all certifications must be accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) under ISO/IEC 17024 and all training programs accredited by ANAB under ANSI/ASTM E2659-18 Standard Practice for Certificate Issuers.

For more details, review the announcement here – DoD Cyber Workforce Qualification Program

How do certificate issuers for training programs apply for ANAB accreditation?Learn how to apply at this link. Use the FA 7303 Preliminary Application for ANAB Accreditation under ASTM E2659 / ASTM D8403 to apply.

How do personnel certification bodies apply for ANAB accreditation? Learn how to apply at this link. Use FA 7503 Preliminary Application for ANAB Accreditation under ISO/IEC 17024:2012 to apply.

FAQ

How long does it take to get accredited? Depending on the preparedness of the application materials, it can take as little as 3-6 months or as much as 12 months.

When does accreditation expire? Accreditation is granted for 5 years. At the end of the 5-year term, you may apply for reaccreditation.

What are the fees associated with ANAB accreditation? Fees are listed in PR 7522 Fees – Accreditation of Credentialing Programs.

How can I learn more about the ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation program? Learn more at this link. ANAB offers live online and self-paced workshops for those looking to learn more about the standard.

Live online: Understanding the Requirements and Concepts of ISO/IEC 17024:2012. Self-paced: Overview of ISO/IEC 17024:2012 Training (Self-Paced).

How can I learn more about ANSI/ASTM E2659-19 Standard Practice for Certificate Issuers? ANAB offers live online and self-paced workshops for those looking to learn more about the standard.

Live online: Understanding the Requirements and Concepts of ANSI/ASTM E2659:2018 Self-paced: Overview of ANSI/ASTM E2659-18 (Self-Paced)

Where can I learn more about the accreditation procedure? The procedure is documented in PR 7501 Accreditation Procedure for Credentialing Programs.

Where can I find the application form for training programs? For Certificate Issuers, documents and resources that support the certificate accreditation program are found at this link. Included in the list is the FA 7303 Preliminary Application for ANAB Accreditation under ASTM E2659 / ASTM D8403.

Where can I find the application form for certification bodies? For Certification Bodies documents and resources that support the certificate accreditation program are found at this link. Included in the list is the FA 7503 Preliminary Application for ANAB Accreditation under ISO/IEC 17024:2012.

How do I develop an effective advisory group under ANSI/ASTM E2659-18? Learn more on our Certificate Accreditation Blog: Developing an Effective Advisory Group.

What do I need to include in an internal audit under ANSI/ASTM E2659-18? Learn more on our Certificate Accreditation Blog: ASTM E2659 Internal Audit Considerations.

How can I put together a successful application for accreditation under ANSI/ASTM E2659-18? Learn more on our Certificate Accreditation Blog: Submitting a Successful CAP-FR-304 Application for ANAB Accreditation Under ASTM E2659-18.

Where can I learn more about the terms used in the ANSI/ASTM E2659-18 standard? Learn more on our Certificate Accreditation Blog: ANAB Glossary for the Certificate Accreditation Program (CAP).

What is a criterion referenced assessment? Learn more on our Certificate Accreditation Blog: Quality Criterion Referenced Assessment (CRA) Studies.

What is an instructional design model? Learn more on our Certificate Accreditation Blog: “Instructional Design Model” Referenced in ASTM E2659-18 Section 6.1.1.

What is the role of the Management review under ANSI/ASTM E2659-18? Internal Audit, Program Evaluation, and Management Review.

steps to DoD Cybersecurity Workforce Management Program Accreditation

ISO/IEC 17024:2012

Conformity Assessment – General Requirements For Bodies Operating Certification Of Persons

ISO/IEC 17024:2012 contains principles and requirements for a body certifying persons against specific requirements, and includes the development and maintenance of a certification scheme for persons.

  • File Application
  • Prepare for Accreditation
  • Document Review
  • Preliminary Assessment
  • (Optional) Accreditation Assessment
  • Corrective Action
  • Executive Committee’s Decision
  • Accreditation Certificate
  • Surveillance Assessments

Become familiar with ANAB Certificate Accreditation Program Policies and Procedures by visiting the Certificate Accreditation Program Documents and Resources.

Download the Preliminary Application for ANAB Accreditation under ASTM E2659 / ASTM D8403 to find out your eligibility today.

ASTM E2659-18

Standard Practice For Certificate Programs

This practice provides guidance to certificate issuers for developing and administering quality certificate programs and to stakeholders for determining the quality of certificate programs.

This practice includes requirements for both the entity issuing the certificate and requirements for the specific certificate programs for which it issues certificates.

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Caitlin O’Connell

Senior Manager of Accreditation, Credentialing

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Katherine Krehbiel

Senior Manager of Accreditation, Credentialing

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