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The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accreditation mark is a symbol of excellence, recognized worldwide by employers, industry leaders, hiring managers, and credential holders. Since its launch in 2003, our personnel certification accreditation program based on the international standard ISO/IEC 17024:2012, Conformity assessment - General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons, has helped certification programs make the journey from good to great. More than 5.2 million people worldwide and counting hold a certification from an ANAB-accredited organization.
Watch this video to hear testimonials from ANAB-accredited certification bodies on the value of ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation:
ANAB is the first personnel certification accreditation body in the United States to meet internationally accepted practices for accreditation, and the first to become a signatory of the Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC) Multilateral Arrangement (MLA) for ISO/IEC 17024. ANAB's international involvement and recognition saves time and money for ANAB-accredited certification bodies looking to expand into international markets.
The ANAB accreditation symbol on your certificates conveys distinction in the marketplace that is recognized by the public and consumers. The process used by ANAB to accredit certification bodies is based on an international standard (ISO/IEC 17011). Adherence to a rigorous internationally recognized accreditation process ensures that the ANAB process conforms to the highest accreditation standard and represents the best practices in accreditation.
The ANAB accreditation process involves both a review of a paper application and the performance of an assessment (on-site visit) to validate information provided by each applicant certification body. The use of an on-site assessment for accreditation of personnel certification agencies is unique to ANAB.
ANAB has a second personnel certification accreditation program for food protection managers. On June 17, 2002, ANAB-Conference for Food Protection (CFP) accreditation program was implemented. ANAB and the Conference for Food Protection entered into a cooperative agreement to accredit organizations involved in the certification of food protection managers. This new program is based on the Conference for Food Protection Accreditation Standard.