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.

If you are interested in being considered for PCAC membership, please send an email to Katherine Krehbiel at kkrehbiel@anab.org for information about the application process.

Committee Officers:

Martha Jeanne Guernsey, Director of Program Management, NBME

Vice Chair
Tony Marcello, Senior VP of Training and Credential Services, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)

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

  • Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2023
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2023
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2023

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

Dr. Vijay Krishna
Vice President, Credentialing