ANSI Launches Pilot Program to Accredit Certificate Programs
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has recently launched the new Accreditation Program for Certificate Programs (ANSI-CAP) to accredit organizations that issue education and training certificates. ANSI-CAP has been designed to provide evidence that a given certificate program will lead to more competent and knowledgeable workers, and will also provide quality benchmarks for future certificate programs.
Certificate programs will be evaluated for potential accreditation against the standard ASTM E2659-09, Standard Practice for Certificate Programs which is available for download in a PDF for $38.00 from ANSI. Personnel certificate programs who wish to apply for ANSI accreditation under ASTM E2659-09, can do so by clicking here and filling out the application form along with the $3,000.00 application fee.
ANSI is offering a Certificate Issuer’s Accreditation Workshop, which will be held over a two-day period in Washington, DC. The workshop is designed to introduce potential applicants to the ASTM E2659-09 Standard Practice for Certificate Programs as well as the ANSI certificate accreditation program. This workshop promises to provide participants with the ability to identify their strengths and gaps in meeting the specific requirements. The workshop will be held throughout 2010 and the cost is $795 for ANSI members and $895 for non-members. Interested parties can click here for class schedule and online registration.