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The ASQ family of companies includes accreditation leaders the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) and Exemplar Global. These organizations assess and accredit conformity assessment bodies.

ACLASS Jointly owned by the American National Standards Institute and ASQ, ANAB is an accreditation body that focuses on serving customers while ensuring that the organizations it accredits meet the requirements of national and international standards. ANAB has three strategic business units: management systems, laboratory-related, and forensics. ANAB offers accreditation for ISO/IEC 17020 inspection bodies and forensic agencies, ISO/IEC 17021 management systems certification bodies, ISO/IEC 17025 test and calibration laboratories and police crime laboratories, ISO 15189 medical and clinical laboratories, ISO/IEC 17043 proficiency test providers, and ISO Guide 34 reference material producers.

ACLASS Exemplar Global is an industry leader in competency-based personnel certifications that designs, develops, and delivers training certification services to meet various industry needs. Exemplar Global is a worldwide certification body accredited to the international standard ISO/IEC 17024:2003. Its objective is to improve and enhance recognition of professionals’ competency, and organizations’ confidence in their employees’ proficiency, by providing the following:

  • Best practice in accredited and approved certification in the design and development of knowledge, skill, and personal attribute assessment.
  • Third-party based, but industry-focused, certification that has global credibility and widespread recognition.
  • An objective indicator of quality though which organizations can differentiate themselves in the competitive marketplace.

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