PECB obtains ANSI / ISO 17024 accreditation for its ISO 27001 certification scheme
MONTREAL, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Today PECB announces that it has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to meet the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 Personnel Certification Accreditation standard for its ISO 27001 certification scheme (ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, ISO 27001 Lead Implementer and ISO 27001 Master). PECB is the first and the only certification body to be accredited for ISO 27001 related certifications.
"ANSI commends PECB for meeting the rigorous requirements of the ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standard and joining the elite group of organizations that have achieved this distinction," said Dr. Vijay Krishna, ANSI senior manager of personnel certification accreditation programs. "This achievement highlights PECB's commitment to offering a high quality certification program. The ANSI accreditation process is designed to increase the integrity, confidence and mobility of certified professionals and creates value for all the stakeholders including certification holder, employer, public and regulatory authorities."
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. It is the sole representative of both the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electro-technical Commission (IEC) in the United States. ANSI is the only personnel certification accreditation body in the United States to meet nationally accepted practices for accreditation bodies. The ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standard addresses the general requirements for certification entities.
In order to award the accreditation, ANSI conducted a verification and validation process to ensure that PECB is impartial and objective as a certification body. It also confirmed that PECB's certification process is conducted in a consistent, comparable and reliable manner. This process required rigorous quality reviews of PECB and the ISO 27001 certification program.
Eric Lachapelle, Co-Founder and CEO of PECB commented, "Achieving ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 reflects our commitment to excellence, competence and approach to continually improve towards achieving our vision in becoming global benchmark for the provision of professional certification services."
Faton Aliu, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President added, "We worked very hard for the past two years to achieve the rigorous requirements of ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standards, and now we're even more motivated and committed to maintain and continually improve our certification schemes. ANSI accreditation will also assure our customers that our information security certification program is continually reviewed, improved, and that it meets globally recognized standards in the personnel certification."
The ISO 27001 Lead Implementer certified professionals must possess the principal competencies, knowledge skills and the ability to support an organization in implementing and managing an Information Security Management System as specified in ISO 27001; risk management, risk management plan, implementation, surveillance, re-examination and operation of an ISMS, continual improvement of information security, management's commitment, follow-up and review.
ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certified professionals must possess the principal competencies, knowledge skills and the ability to proficiently plan and perform audits compliant with the certification process of the ISO/IEC 27001 standard and to master the audit techniques and to manage (or be part of) audit teams and audit program.
ISO 27001 Master certified professionals must possess the principal competencies, knowledge skills and the ability to support an organization in implementing and managing an Information Security Management System as specified in ISO 27001 as well as manage an audit program.
Professional Evaluation and Certiï¬cation Board (PECB), www.pecb.org, is a personnel certification body for various standards, including ISO 9001 (Quality), ISO 14001 (Environment), OHSAS 18001 (Health & Safety), ISO 20000 (IT Service), ISO 22000 (Food safety), ISO 22301 (Business continuity), ISO 26000 (Social Responsibility), ISO 27001 (Information security), ISO 27005 (Information security risk) and ISO 28000 (Supply Chain Security).
Established in 2005, PECB has earned an international reputation for integrity, value and best practice by providing this assurance through the evaluation and certification of professionals against rigorous, internationally recognized competence requirements. PECB's mission is to provide its clients comprehensive examination and certification services that inspire trust and benefit society as a whole.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide. The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electro technical Commission (IEC), and is a U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).
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