American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, nonprofit organization that has overseen the development of voluntary consensus standards for products, services, processes, systems, and personnel in the U.S. for nearly a century. It accredits processes developed by organizations, such as the ICB (International Certification Board), which provides certified HVAC professionals to the sheet metal industry. Organizations designated to display the ANSI seal must continuously maintain benchmark performance criteria and quality levels stipulated by the institute as well as national and international standards.
ICB is gaining traction as it continues its efforts to maintain and expand its recognition as the only testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB) and fire life safety entity in the HVAC industry to earn ANSI accreditation under International Standards Organizations (ISO) Standard 17024. This standard provides an international benchmark for personnel certification programs to ensure they operate in a consistent and reliable manner.
As a credible, independent third-party, ANSI:
- Performs an annual impartial and autonomous audit of the ICB certification program
- Sustains continual improvement through yearly standardized, secure and defensible exams
- Promotes consistency across the certification process
- Positions ICB as the industry leader in meeting HVAC specification requirements