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ANSI Offers Course on standard development process.

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July 6, 2011 - ANSI announced addition of Course 287, The American Way: The American National Standard (ANS) Development Process, to its 2011 education and training course offerings. To be held October 18, 2011 in NYC, this offering will take in-depth look at U.S. voluntary consensus standardization and ANS development process. Additionally, attendees will gain greater understanding of where flexibility exists in standards development process.

American National Standards Institute - New York, NY

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Register Today for The American Way, ANSI Course on American National Standards

Press release date: July 5, 2011

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is pleased to announce the addition of Course 287, The American Way, to its 2011 education and training course offerings. To be held on October 18, 2011, in New York City, The American Way: The American National Standard (ANS) Development Process, takes an in-depth look at U.S. voluntary consensus standardization and the ANS development process. The course offers a comprehensive "nuts and bolts" session for staff of ANSI-accreditedstandards developers and those interested in pursuing accreditation. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of the ANS development process and procedures, the benefits of ANSI accreditation, and where flexibility exists in the standards development process. Discussions will center on the requirements contained in the ANSI Essential Requirements including those related to accreditation, standards approval, and audit requirement. What is an ANS? Today, approximately 9,500 American National Standards impacting every industry have been developed and approved in accordance with the ANSI Essential Requirements. ANSI accreditation signifies that the procedures used by standards developing organizations meet the Institute's requirements for openness, balance, consensus, and due process. American National Standards are voluntary and serve U.S. interests well because all impacted stakeholders work together to create them. Register for the October 18 course. This course is designed for staff who will implement the American National Standards development process and for those who need to understand the specific and detailed procedures related to the development of American National Standards, maintaining accreditation by ANSI as a standards developer and the ANSI Audit requirements. After attending this program, participants will understand: the U.S. voluntary consensus standardization process; the accreditation process for developers of ANS; the ANS development process and procedures, and submittal of standards to ANSI for approval; the importance of an appeals policy and the mechanisms for processing appeals; maintenance of accreditation requirements including the ANSI audit program, and how an audit can help accredited standards developers; and the importance of due process provisions within the ANS process and implementation options and requirements. The course will be held in ANSI's New York office at 25 West 43rd Street, Fourth Floor, New York, NY, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration is required. Questions about ANSI's education and training programs can be directed to Lisa Rajchel (training@ansi.org; 212.642.4932). Note: The maximum class size is 25. Please note that this course is subject to cancellation if sufficient enrollment is not achieved two weeks in advance of the scheduled event date. Registrations may be canceled up to two weeks prior to a scheduled session. Within two weeks of a scheduled session no refund will be given, but alternate attendees may be designated or a voucher issued for a future course offering. A 10% discount will be applied to organizations that register more than one person.

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