Study Essential Requirements
Familiarize yourself with ANSI's Essential Requirements: If you are interested in commenting on an applicant's procedures or an existing ASD's procedures, you should understand what ANSI's procedural requirements are and what they are not. Each ASD has a documented standards development process that meets ANSI's requirements.
Some ASD processes include more than ANSI's basic requirements, some design multiple steps to satisfy one of ANSI's requirements, and others may innovate, using unique processes or models of consensus development.
Obtain SD's application
Obtain a standards developer's application for accreditation and ANS-related procedures or revised procedures. Announcements of new applicants for accreditation by ANSI or revised procedures subject to public review are published in ANSI Standards Action, along with a link from which the application and procedures may be obtained.
Review a standards developer’s procedures against the ANSI Essential Requirements within the 30-day comment period:
- In order to be considered by the applicant and ANSI, public comments must be submitted to the applicant in writing in accordance with the public review announcement and within the published 30-day comment period.
- Public comments are responded to by the applicant, not by ANSI.
- After all initial public comments have been responded to by the applicant, the application, proposed procedures, and public comments and responses are reviewed by the ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC).
Notification of the decision and right to appeal: When an application for accreditation is approved or denied by the ANSI ExSC, those who submitted public comments on record with ANSI will be notified in writing of the decision, and of their right to file a procedural appeal to the ExSC, within 15 working days.