Thursday, April 17, 2008

17024 accreditations up by 18%

Things seem to be ramping up. Dr Roy Swift at ANSI has just announced that the number of accreditations is up by a whopping 18%

"These accreditations represent the largest one-time increase in organizations and credentials since ANSI launched its programs in 2003,"
confirmed Dr. Roy Swift, ANSI director of personnel certification accreditation. Just in March the organizations that obtained their accreditation are:

1. American Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry (scope: podiatric surgery)
Primary Care in Podiatric Medicine Podiatric Surgery Diabetic Foot Wounds and Foot Wear

2. CompTIA (scope: information technology)
CompTIA A+ CompTIA Network+ CompTIA Security+

3. InfoComm International (scope: audiovisual)
Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) Certified Technology Specialist - Installation (CTS-I)

4. Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association (scope: industrial refrigeration)
Certified Assistant Refrigeration Operator (CARO) Certified Industrial Refrigeration Operator (CIRO)

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1 comment:

Ron Mazzachi said...

Hi Stephen,

Many thanks for setting up this blog. Now 17024 accreditations may be up but the basic question I have is 'Are we any the better off for it?'

Is anyone aware of any evidence based studies or surveys etc that suggest that stakeholders (and let's include auditors) have superior outcomes?

I am especially interested in the use of 17024 to help implement government regulations or governance arrangements in general.

While there may be a lot of 17024 activity, do we get superior implementation eg of regulations, to previous arrangements where there was no formal personnel certification?