Mark your calendars for November 16-17 for ANSI's next Certificate Issuers’ Accreditation Workshop. The two-day workshop in DC is primarily designed to introduce potential accreditation applicants to the American National Standard ASTM E2659-09 Standard Practice for Certificate Programs and the ANSI certificate accreditation program process.
the requirements of the standard
what types of documents and data will be helpful in demonstrating compliance with each requirement and how this content will be reviewed during the application/document review and accreditation visit
the elements of the ANSI accreditation process (application, document review, site visit, surveillance, fees, timelines, etc.)
Turan Ayvez, ANSI's program manager for certificate program accreditation, and I are the instructors. Hope to see you there.
The full registration fee is applied to your future accreditation application fee! More information here.
If you're going to be in Portland next week for the ICE conference, stop by booth #48 to say hello and ask me about the new educational and group consulting programs I'm offering over the next year! ICE attendees will get an onsite discount.
Here's a peak:
All Staff Virtual Learning (Web conferences)
17024 SimplifiedYour full staff participate in ten 1.5 hour online sessions over a week covering all the requirements of ISO/IEC 17024 Conformity Assessment - General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons, including 1) Overview, Terminology, Key Changes in the 2012 Version of 17024, 2) General Requirements, 3) Structural Requirements, 4) Resource Requirements, 5) Records & Information Requirements, 6) Certification Scheme, 7&8) Process Requirements (in two sessions), 9) Management System Requirements, and 10) Wrap-Up: Answers to Your Lingering Questions
E2659 Simplified Your full staff participate in seven 1.5 hour online sessions over a week covering all the requirements of ASTME2659: Standard Practice for Certificate Programs, including 1) Overview, Terminology, Key Changes in the 2015 Revision, 2&3) Requirements for Certificate Issuers, 4&5) Requirements for the Certificate Program 6) Requirements for Certificate Issuance and Use, and 7) Wrap-Up: Answers to Your Lingering Questions
Accreditation Immersion Retreats Small group education and consulting for ISO 17024 or ASTM E2659. Each retreat is limited to 6 organizations. Less cost than individual consulting. Same personalized consulting experience. Added opportunity to engage with and learn from peers. Includes:
Pre-retreat audit of your program (existing or conceptualized)
Two-day onsite in a retreat setting for in-depth education on the standard and accreditation requirements and guided development of key systems and policies customized for your organization
Monthly follow-up group teleconferences on topics selected by the group (for four months)
First registered signs off on subsequent to ensure no competitors present