Many people use the terms certification and certificate interchangeably. While both recognitions fall under the category of a credential, they differ significantly. Therefore, individuals, particularly […]
The ANAB Blog: timely information about accreditation. The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ANSI.
The largest multi-disciplinary accreditation body in North America, ANAB accredits management systems certification bodies, product certification bodies, personnel certification bodies, certificate programs, food protection managers, food handler training certificate programs, calibration and testing labs, forensic service providers, inspection bodies, greenhouse gas (GHG) validation and verification bodies, reference material producers, and proficiency test providers.
ANAB offers accreditation to numerous standards, including ISO/IEC 17021-1 (for certification to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 22000, ISO/IEC 27001, and more) ISO/IEC 17025, ISO 15189, ISO/IEC 17065, ISO/IEC 17024, ASTM E2659, ISO/IEC 17043, ISO 17034, ISO 14065, and ISO/IEC 17020.
ANAB also conducts accreditation-related training courses for individuals and organizations, including online self-paced training courses and live, instructor-led web-based courses.
In September 2020, ANAB was approved by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship as a Standards Recognition Entity (SRE). This approval enables ANAB […]
Testing laboratories that perform energy testing of any product for an Energy Star® rating can be accredited under ANAB’s Energy Star program. Introduced in 1992, […]
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification accreditation body (CMMC-AB) will implement the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). CMMC was published by […]
The current edition of AMS 2750F on Pyrometry includes a new requirement for accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025. SAE AMS 2750F-2020: Pyrometry SAE International’s Aerospace Metals […]
As the demand for cannabis testing grows, there are important considerations for laboratories seeking accreditation. Testing laboratories can be accredited for cannabis, cannabis-related products, and/or […]
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced recognized accreditation bodies (ABs), including ANAB, for the Accreditation Scheme for Conformity Assessment (ASCA) Pilot program. […]
The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is the newest Department of Defense (DoD) verification mechanism. It’s designed to ensure that cybersecurity controls and processes adequately […]
The importance of sampling in testing can’t be overstated. And environmental sampling leads the way with sample collection procedures at the forefront in the face […]
ANAB’s management systems training includes greater emphasis on what’s allowed and what’s not allowed now that remote audits have become the norm. Management systems certification […]