The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved an accreditation bid by the Electric Industry Certification Association (EICA).
The ANSI Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee met last week and reviewed the initial assessment report for EICA. The committee accepted the assessor's recommendation to close the non-conformities and grant EICA accreditation under ISO/IEC 17024:2012 for the following certification programs:
- Digger Derrick (DD)
- Rotating-Control (RC)
- Stationary-Control (SC)
“I would like to extend our congratulations on this significant achievement and look forward to a continued partnership with EICA,” Vijay Krishna, Senior Director, Personnel Credentialing Accreditation Programs, said in a Sept. 22 letter to EICA Executive Director Neil Tolson.
ANSI said EICA will receive the official certificate of accreditation in the next two weeks.
ABOUT THE ELECTRIC INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION ASSOCIATION (EICA)
Affiliated with the National Electrical Contractors Association, EICA was formed in 2015 by the NECA Line Constructors Chapters to address address a need identified by employers and other members of the electrical construction industry, including crane operation near and around electrical lines as well as normal difficult terrain found in transmission line construction environments. EICA is a testing agency only; it does not conduct any training for crane operators or provide training material. Its certification testing will often be conducted at the request of a Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) facility, both for their apprentices and journeymen in their area.
Visit www.eica-us.org for more information.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARDS ASSOCIATION (ANSI)
As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, ANSI empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment. ANSI oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector: from acoustical devices to construction equipment, from dairy and livestock production to energy distribution, and many more. It is also actively engaged in accreditation - assessing the competence of organizations determining conformance to standards.
Visit www.ansi.org for more information.