The Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC) accredits personnel certification bodies in accordance with ISO/IEC 17024: General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification Systems of Persons and IAF Guidance to ISO/IEC 17024. The PCAC endeavors to disseminate information to and receive input from stakeholders across the U.S. who are involved in the certification of people to include employers and consumers.

    The PCAC is responsible for policy, procedures and accreditation decisions relating to personnel certification bodies and related activities, specifically:

    • Recommending policies.
    • Creating procedures to support the approved policies.
    • Receiving recommendations for accreditation from ANAB approved assessors,
    • Hearing first-level appeals regarding accreditation decisions and/or complaints regarding a certification body.

    Members and Officers

    Membership on the PCAC reflects a balance of personnel certification stakeholders to include representatives from various types of occupational and professional certification bodies, test development experts, government, consumer and public interest organizations, and other individuals concerned with third-party personnel certification activities.

    Committee Officers:

    Tom Adams, President and CEO, NC Captive Insurance Association

    Vice Chair
    Martha Jeanne Guernsey, Director of Program Management, National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)

    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.

    2020 Meeting Dates

    • Tuesday, April 14, 2020
    • Tuesday, June 16, 2020
    • Monday, September 21, 2020
    • Tuesday, December 1, 2020

    Operating Procedures

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

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

    Staff Contact

    Evelyn Nash
    Manager of Accreditation, ANAB Credentialing Accreditation Programs

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