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On August 30, 1974, K100.1-1974, Safety Code and Requirements for Dry Martinis, was published as a parody of a standard.


These e-Learning courses are free and provided as a public service by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

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Short Course: Through History with Standards

This quick overview will demonstrate how standards have evolved over time.

U.S. Standards System – Today and Tomorrow

This course provides an overview of the U.S. standards development environment, examples of the various types of standards and sources and explains how standards development relates to national and international business.

Short Course: Legal Issues in Standard-Setting

This course will outline how U.S. antitrust and intellectual property (IP) rules may apply to the standards development process.

U.S. Delegates to International Activities: Roles and Responsibilities

Along with an overview of the whole standards landscape, this course explains ANSI’s role in U.S. and international standardization.

An Introduction to Standards: Why, where and how are they developed?

This course will provide a brief overview of standards, defining types as well as key definitions and terms. The course will then describe ANSI’s role in the standardization process.

ISO Directives Updates 2016

The ANSI Executive Standards Council (ExSC) has recently decided that all US persons serving as Secretaries of ISO Technical Committees, Subcommittees and Project Committees, as well as Administrators of U.S. Technical Advisory Groups to ISO committees, are required to have appropriate training to serve in these role. This requirement includes training on new changes to ISO Directives, processes and procedures that are introduced each year.

Leadership Strategies and Skills: The Fundamentals

This course provides an overview of the most important characteristics a leader should possess and offers strategies to develop and hone these skills. It also gives you practical guidance on leadership in the standards setting environment. The course is applicable to any leadership role – both leaders just starting out as well as experienced leaders looking for a great self-check. The course is divided into the following parts:

About ANSI

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.

The Institute oversees the development of thousands of standards that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector. Topics covered range from the largest construction equipment to the smallest nanoparticles, and from the most detailed applications to the broadest definition of a systems implementation. ANSI is also actively engaged in accrediting programs that assess conformance to standards.

The ANSI Federation is comprised of government agencies, organizations, corporations, academic and international bodies, and individuals. In total, the Institute represents the interests of more than 125,000 companies and 3.5 million professionals.

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).

For more information, visit www.ansi.org.

2011 Schedule of Open Sessions