The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has accredited the Construction Manager Certification Institute's (CMCI) Construction Manager Certification program under ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024, General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification Systems or Persons. ANSI, a private, nonprofit organization, accredits other organizations to serve as a third-party product, system and personnel certifier.
ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 specifies the requirements to be followed by organizations certifying individuals against specific requirements. ANSI describes the 17024 program as "expected to play a prominent role in facilitating global standardization of the certification community, increasing mobility among countries, enhancing public safety, and protecting consumers."
- Promotes the unique qualifications and expertise CMCI's CM certification provides
- Protects the integrity of the certification and provides legal defensibility
- Enhances consumer and public confidence in the certification and the people who hold it
- Facilitates mobility across borders or industries
Accreditation by ANSI signifies that CMCI's procedures meet ANSI's essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process in accordance with the ISO 17024 standard.
The ANSI 17024 standard for accrediting personnel certification programs has been adopted as an American National Standard by ASTM International. American National Standards are often adopted by state and federal governments.
To maintain accreditation, certification bodies such as CMCI are required to consistently adhere to a set of requirements or procedures related to quality, openness and due process.
With this accreditation, CMCI anticipates that significant opportunities for CCMs will continue to open in the U.S. and around the world. The accreditation is both an international and U.S. accreditation: it is based on an international standard but implemented by ANSI to be recognized in the U.S. and by other countries that enter into an arrangement with ANSI. This is in keeping with the purpose of 17024: to begin standardization of accreditation of personnel certification agencies around the world.