Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC)

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.

ANAB is currently accepting nominations from interested persons to serve on the Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC). Submit nominations here by June 1, 2024!

2024 Meeting Dates

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2024
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2024
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2024

Committee Chairs and 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)

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.

To ensure transparency as well as equity and due process, accreditation committee proceedings follow PR 7502, Operating Procedure for Credentialing Accreditation Committees.

The committees are responsible for policy, procedures and accreditation decisions relating to credentialing 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 credentialing body.
  • Preparing procedures and criteria for assessment.
  • Formulating policy matters relating to the operation of the credentialing program.
  • Reviewing the process of assessment and rendering decisions on accreditation.
  • Making decisions relating to the granting, maintaining, extending, suspending, reducing, and withdrawing of accreditation.
  • Creating procedures to support the approved policies.
  • Receiving recommendations for accreditation from ANAB approved assessors.
  • Supervising the implementation of accreditation program policies.

ANAB staff is the contact for all ANAB program oversight committees. Individual committee members listed should not be contacted directly concerning ANAB business.