Step 1

Become familiar with ANAB Personnel Certification Policies and Procedures by visiting the Personnel Certification Documents and Resources section of this website. Purchase and study the standard ISO/IEC 17024.

Step 2

Attend a Personnel Certification Accreditation Workshop to understand the requirements of the standard and to identify documents that are required to meet the standard.

Note: Participation in a workshop and purchasing ISO/IEC 17024 are not mandatory requirements for ANAB accreditation.

Step 3

Recommended: Request ANAB to conduct an Informational Visit (pre-assessment). This is normally performed by one assessor within one day and helps organization determine its compliance with the requirements through this "live test" before a more expensive full initial assessment is conducted. Information visit is billed at $1,250 per assessor per day plus expenses.

Note: An information visit is not a mandatory requirement for ANAB accreditation.

Step 4

Fill out preliminary application form PCAC-FR-503.

Step 5

Upon receipt of the eligibility letter, pay the application fee and complete and submit PCAC-FR-504 in three copies with the supporting documents to ANAB. Please refer to all the guidance documents available online. PCAC-FR-504 will be sent to you upon preliminary eligibility approval.

Step 6

Submit additional documents that are requested by the assessment team.

Step 7

Prepare and participate in ANAB onsite assessment.

Step 8

Provide necessary documents to close any nonconformity identified during the assessment process.

Step 9

Upon successful closure of all nonconformities, the certification body will be awarded accreditation under ISO/IEC/17024.

Step 10

Ensure compliance with ANSI standards!

If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Vijay Krishna at 202-331-3614 or