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ANSI Standards Developer
Accreditation Process

Suspension or Withdrawal

There are a few situations in which an ANSI-Accredited Standards Developer's (ASD's) accreditation may be suspended or withdrawn.


Suspension of an ASD's accreditation can occur in the following cases:

  • If an appeal or an audit results in evidence of serious non-compliance by the ASD with the ANSI Essential Requirements as found by the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC).
  • If an ASD fails to comply with other ANSI maintenance requirements (e.g., payment of annual fees, submission of annual procedural compliance form, or compliance with audit requirements).


Withdrawal of an ASD's accreditation can occur in the following cases:

  • At the request of the ASD because they no longer wish to sponsor American National Standards (ANS) or for some other reason (for example, they are consolidating accreditations).
  • Failure of the ASD to take corrective action if requested to do so by the ExSC as a result of an audit, appeal, or reaccreditation.
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Here's what you need to know

Essential Requirements 4.1.3, paragraph 3

Essential Requirements 4.1.4

See sections 4.1.3, 4.1.4
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ANSI's Procedures and Standards Administration (PSA) staff can answer your questions or provide additional guidance.