The Certificate Accreditation Program Accreditation Committee (CAPAC) accredits training and educational certificate issuers in accordance with ANSI/ASTM E2659-18, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs. The responsibilities of the Committee include:

  • Preparing procedures and criteria for assessment.
  • Formulating policy matters relating to the operation of the Certificate Accreditation Program.
  • Reviewing the process of assessment and rendering decisions on accreditation.
  • Making decisions relating to the granting, maintaining, extending, suspending, reducing, and withdrawing of accreditation.
  • Creating procedures to support the approved policies.
  • Receiving recommendations for accreditation from ANAB approved assessors.
  • Supervising the implementation of accreditation program policies.
  • Delegating authority to organizations, committees, or individuals, as required, to undertake defined operational activities on its behalf.

Members and Officers

Membership on the CAPAC reflects a balance of training and education certificate program stakeholders to include representatives from various types of training and education organizations, training and learning experts, government, consumer and public interest organizations, and other individuals concerned with training and educational certificate programs.

Committee Officers:

Robert Mahlman, Director of Certification and Credentialing, National Commission for Certification of Crane Operators

Vice Chair
Emily Sturnick, Senior Client Success Manager, Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC)

ANAB staff is the contact for all ANAB program oversight committees (see below). Individual committee members listed here should not be contacted directly concerning ANAB business.

2023 Meeting Dates

  • Thursday, March 16
  • Thursday, June 15
  • Thursday, October 12
  • Thursday, December 7

Operating Procedures

To ensure transparency as well as equity and due process in CAPAC proceedings, the CAPAC has developed Operating Guides for the Committee and its activities.

View CRED-PR-502, Operating Procedure for Credentialing Accreditation Committees

Staff Contacts

Turan Ayvaz
Senior Director, Certificate Accreditation
Tel: 202-331-3635
Fax: 202-293-9287