The American Institute of Constructors and the Constructor Certification Commission are proud to be ANSI Accredited. The American National Standards Institute granted the Associate Constructor and Certified Professional Constructor programs Accreditation under ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024, for Personnel Certification Bodies.
Why is Accreditation important? Becoming ANSI Accredited means that the AC and CPC programs meet the highest of standards. This provides an added level of confidence in the certification and the people who hold the AC and CPC. It also protects the integrity of the AC and CPC programs and their legal defensibility.
About the American National Standards Institute
As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.
The Institute oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector: from acoustical devices to construction equipment, from dairy and livestock production to energy distribution, and many more. ANSI is also actively engaged in accrediting programs that assess conformance to standards – including globally-recognized cross-sector programs such as the ISO 9000 (quality) and ISO 14000 (environmental) management systems.
ANSI is a 501 (c)3, not-for-profit organization.
Benefits of ANSI Accreditation
ANSI accreditation involves not only review of the submitted material but also a site visit to ensure that compliance with the requirements and verify documents that have been submitted prior to the on-site visit. Due to a high degree of integrity and confidence that is associated with ANSI accreditation process, ANSI accreditation is generally recognized as the highest standard in personnel certification accreditation.
The standard used by ANSI to accredit certification bodies is an American National Standard as well as an ISO/IEC Standard. Accreditation to an international standard is extremely important for certification bodies that have global operations or aspirations. The American National Standard is important to facilitate government recognition.
ANSI follows an internationally recognized process for accrediting organizations. ANSI conducts its accreditation in accordance with the requirement of ISO/IEC 17011-Conformity Assessment -General Requirements for Accreditation Bodies accrediting Conformity Assessment Bodies. This International Standard is the foundational Standard that is used to recognize ANSI accreditation in any multilateral and/or mutual recognition agreements.
ANSI has a historical track record of successfully conducting accreditation of certification programs drawn from different industrial sectors from not-for-profits, large multinational corporations, and government agencies (in process).