ANAB Accreditation Rules (ARs) represent positions taken or policies established on operational issues related to ANAB ISO/IEC 17021-1 programs. By reference, ARs are incorporated in the ANAB documents for accreditation programs for certification bodies (CBs). ARs are controlled documents. Any copy printed from this site is considered uncontrolled and should be identified as such. The issue date of the current version (followed by the implementation or effective date if different) is indicated in parentheses.

1. Application of IAF MD 3:2008 for ASRP (withdrawn 2021/06/02 as IAF MD 3 was previously withdrawn)

2. Policy on Transition from ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board to ANSI National Accreditation Board, Including the ANAB Accreditation Symbol (2020/11/16)

3. Combined Use of ANAB Symbol and IAF MLA Mark (withdrawn 2018/07/16 - see instead PR 1018)

4. Management Systems Integration (withdrawn 2018/07/03)

5. Compliance With Legislation and Regulatory Requirements (2018/07/09)

6. Certification Bodies with Activities in Multiple Countries or That Have Relationships with Other Entities (2020/11/16)

7. Significant Environmental Aspects and Impacts (2014/01/01)

8. Conforming With the Requirement for Initial Assessment of Auditor Performance During an On-site Audit (2018/07/09)

9. Certified Organizations Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (2014/01/01)

10. CB Management of Marketing and Relationships With Bodies That Provide Management Systems Consulting (2014/01/01)

11. Suspension of Accreditation by Management Staff (2014/01/01)

12. Geographic Limitations of ANAB-Accredited Certification (2022/08/08)

13. Complaints About Certification Bodies and Certified Organizations (withdrawn 2019/01/23 and replaced by company-wide online complaint process)

14. Access by Auditors Being Denied on Security Grounds (2016/01/22)

15. Conformity to requirements when Organizations have Virtual Site(s) or Undisclosed Location(s) (2022/06/01)

16. Requirement for CB Address on ANAB-Accredited Certification Documents (2022/10/20)

17. Application of IAF MD 2 (Transfer of Accredited Certification) (2020/07/02)

18. Scheduling of Witnessed Audits Required to Maintain ANAB Accreditation (2020/06/29)

19. Remote Assessments (2022/04/15)

20. Accreditation Program for Quality Management Systems (2019/07/11)

21. Accreditation Program for Environmental Management Systems (2019/06/27)

22. Accreditation Program for Food Safety Management Systems (2019/01/23)

23. Accreditation Program for FSSC 22000 Management Systems (2021/07/12)

24. Accreditation Program for Supply Chain Security Management Systems (2022/11/10)

25. Accreditation Program for Information Technology Service Management Systems (2019/09/23)

26. Accreditation Program for Sustainable Forestry Initiative (2022/07/07)

27. Accreditation Program for American Tree Farm System (2022/07/21)

28. Accreditation Program for Information Security Management Systems (2023/02/17)

29. Accreditation Program for the Aerospace ICOP Program - AS9100, AS9110, and AS9120 (2022/07/25)

30. Accreditation Program for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (2019/07/14)

31. Accreditation Program for ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems (2022/07/07)

32. Accreditation Program for Recycling Industry Operating Standard (2017/12/01)

33. Accreditation Program for e-Stewards Certification (2022/07/07)

34. Accreditation Program for Responsible Recycling Certification (2021/07/07)

35. Accreditation Program for Medical Device Quality Management Systems (2017/01/01)

36. Accreditation Program for Counterfeit Electronics Prevention for Distributors (2020/07/02)

37. Accreditation Program for Superior Energy Performance Certification (2020/06/30)

38. Accreditation Program for TL 9000 (2022/11/30)

39. Accreditation Program for SN 9001 Quality Management Systems (2019/07/11)

40. Accreditation Program for Security Operations Management Systems (withdrawn 2019/04/16)

41. Accreditation Program for Anti-Bribery Management Systems (2017/01/20)

42. IAF Requirement for Accredited CBs to Issue Accredited MS Certifications (2017/01/25)

43. Accreditation Program for BA 9000 Body Armor Quality Management Systems (2017/01/01)

44. Accreditation Program for Gluten-Free Management Systems (withdrawn 2020/01/29)

45. Accreditation Program for ISO 55001 Asset Management Systems (2017/01/01)

46. Accreditation Program for SQFI Ethical Sourcing Management Systems (withdrawn 2021/10/01)

47. Accreditation Program for ISO 15378  Management Systems (2018/11/29)

48. Accreditation Program for Responsible Care - RC14001 and RCMS (2022/07/08)

49. Accreditation Program for Privacy Information Management Systems (2023/01/17)

50. Accreditation Program for Quality and Safety System for Specialty Feed Ingredients (FAMI-QS) Management Systems (2022/07/07)

51. Accreditation Program for ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management Systems and PS-Prep (2020/06/30)

52. Accreditation Program for ASIS SPC.1 Security, Preparedness, and Continuity Management Systems and PS-Prep (2018/07/09)

53. Accreditation Program for NFPA 1600 Business Continuity Management Systems and PS-Prep (2018/07/09)

54. Accreditation Program for ISO 41001 Facility Management Management Systems (2019/04/30)

55. Accreditation Program for FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Accredited Third-Party Certification (2023/01/05)

56.  Accreditation Program for Leading Harvest Farm Management System (2020/12/29)

57.   Accreditation Program for Compliance Management System (2022/09/09)