Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Getting in on the act

One interesting measure of the uptake of a new practice is to measure the amount of news released on the newswires on any particular subject. Unless there is some statistical "blip" it looks like the number of organizations actually formalizing their personnel certification programs is on the rise.

I have about 25 RSS feeds covering blogs and the newswires, and something new usually pops up about once per month. Interestingly there have been 3 in the last 2 weeks - the beginning of a trend?

So in the recent news we have:

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (
NABCEP) - newslink

The American Indoor Air Quality Council (IAC) - newslink

and most interestingly

The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) - newslink

all obtaining their ISO17024 certifications.

I will keep a track of who is doing what. The ANSI website only tells me after the fact (usually long after!) so if anybody would like to keep me up to date with new accreditations or organizations (any sector) that are planning on moving in this direction I will keep an up-to-date register as a reference tool and keep it published on this blog.