ICC Assessment Center receives ANSI accreditation
The International Code Council’s Assessment Center received accreditation from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for its B1 Residential Building Inspector and B2 Commercial Building Inspector certifications. Recognized across borders, ANSI accreditation is critical to public health, national security, safety and the environment. While certification agencies are not mandated to receive ANSI accreditation, accreditation by ANSI under its consensus and due process-based system provides certification organizations with an exemplary level of integrity, distinction and trust.
“The ANSI accreditation reflects the Code Council’s commitment to pursue the highest possible standard,” said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Dominic Sims, CBO. “This mark of distinction demonstrates the Code Council has the necessary competencies and has undergone
a rigorous accreditation process. Accredited certification programs are essential to maintaining public health and safety, which is at the core of the Code Council’s mission.”
As the only accreditor for standards as American National Standards, ANSI accreditation is important to the ICC Assessment Center and its certifications because government entities look to ANSI to provide accreditation programs that improve industry practices and distinguish quality certification programs. The ANSI accreditation programs are cited as tools to make certification programs more reliable and rigorous and aid in the development of an effective workforce credentialing market in the U.S. Code Council certification holders benefit from the ANSI accredited certification because it signals to an employer that you have undergone a valid assessment to verify that you have the necessary competencies. Receiving an ANSI accredited certification shows that you are not about just meeting a standard, but about going beyond to pursue excellence. And it provides assurance that an ICC certification has gone through the rigorous process of accreditation to bring to you the most reliable and adept certification.
“The Code Council is proud to receive the ANSI accreditation,” commented Code Council Board President William R. Bryant, MCP, CBO. “We provide the professional development services for the building safety industry, and this recognition is an acknowledgment of our exceptional
products and services.”
ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Accreditation from ANSI is recognized globally as government bodies look to ANSI accreditation programs to distinguish among certification programs.
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