Building trust and confidence in products, services, personnel, and services worldwide, the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is dedicated to accreditation solutions that bring integrity and value to the global marketplace. ANAB is the largest accreditation body in North America and among the largest in the world.
ANAB is committed to the principle of “one accreditation accepted everywhere” and works to promote the right of conformity assessment bodies to choose competent accreditation bodies that best meet their needs. Alongside ANSI, ANAB continues to engage the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and federal regulators to dismantle technical barriers to trade in the U.S. and globally.
In 2022 ANAB expanded its IAAC Multilateral Recognition Arrangement (MLA) signatory status to include personnel certification, product certification/global GAP agricultural practice, and greenhouse gas validation and verification. With this move, ANAB’s ISO/IEC 17024 program became the first and only personnel certification program recognized by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC), and the Inter-American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC).
Reflecting their widely recognized expertise and dedication, ANAB staff currently serve in several key leadership roles in international forums:
ANAB is a leader in guiding the international development of accreditation processes that build confidence and value for stakeholders worldwide and providing high-quality accreditation services across industry sectors. Highlights:
Enhancing efforts to protect consumers from unsafe food, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ANAB for product and management system certification body accreditation programs under the Food Safety and Modernization Act. FDA also recently approved ANAB’s laboratory accreditation program under the Lab Accreditation for Analysis of Foods program.
Expanding its programs supporting sustainability and the environment, ANAB is now accrediting greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies to the new ICAO CORSIA requirements for reducing CO2 emissions in the international aviation industry. ANAB will soon offer accreditations under ISO/IEC 17029:2019, General Principles and Requirements for Validation and Verification Bodies.
Helping to grow a skilled workforce through industry-recognized apprenticeships, ANAB recognized Dallas College’s MRI Technologist Program pursuant to the U.S. Department of Labor’s standards. The move helps connect job seekers with paid training, while building a talent pool for employers.
Bringing greater trust and confidence to emerging areas, ANAB recently launched new accreditation offerings related to biobanking, trust in journalism, and cannabis. A roundtable and training event further supported safety, quality, and consumer health for the growing cannabis industry.
ANAB is responding to a rapidly changing business environment by expanding its remote assessment services and carrying out a robust digital transformation strategy to benefit its clients and customers.
A newly redesigned website, expected to launch in 2023, will create an engaging new experience for users, providing even quicker and easier access to accreditation and training opportunities.
Rob Dye was the recipient of ANAB’s fifth annual Terry Burgess Assessor of the Year Award, which recognizes outstanding service by an ANAB contract assessor for exemplary customer service, teamwork, creativity and innovation, performance excellence, leadership, and commitment.