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The Role of ISO and Its Affiliates

The International Standards Organization (ISO) is well known for its international management standards for quality assurance in a broad range of business and industrial applications. Generally these standards are referred to as ISO-90xx accreditations and they apply to corporations.

Approximately seven years ago, ISO and its state-level affiliates around the world established new standards, 17021 and 17024, for the certification of individual practitioners in various professional disciplines.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is the state-level organization to which U.S. corporations apply for ISO accreditation.

Please note that, while this site refers to "ISO standards," any formal reference is required to use the full name: ISO/ICE/ANSI Standard 17021 or 17024. For more on this, see:

In addition to the steps listed in the Key Events graphic above, accreditation requires ongoing reports, audits and a range of other activities that are needed to ensure that this certification program is, and remains, current, comprehensive, effective, predictive, fair and secure.

The rigor involved in qualifying and maintaining ISO accreditation is the basis for our belief that State Regulators will approve this certification as one of the methods they use to test the theoretical knowledge of candidate pilots.