QuEST Forum Academy Webinar: “The Science behind an Accredited Certificate” presented as USTAG TC 176 & 207 Member Education


QuEST Forum Academy Webinar: “The Science behind an Accredited Certificate” presented as USTAG TC 176 & 207 Member Education

Presented by: Natalia Larrimer, ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB)

This webinar concluded on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, but you can download:

An organization holds an internationally recognized accredited certificate when its management system is certified by a certification body (CB) that is accredited by an accreditation body (AB) that is a signatory to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) MLA and the organization’s certificate includes the AB’s accreditation symbol or reference to the accreditation.  Did you know that not all ABs are internationally recognized and that not all CBs are accredited, and that a CB could issue unaccredited certificate, even if the CB is accredited? 

Join the webinar to learn what to look for on an accredited certificate and how to verify its validity.   The webinar will provide a detailed overview on the oversight process for each organization and the system involved, including how ISO standards and ISO based schemes fit into the system.    At the end of the session participants will have an understanding of the system behind an ISO or ISO based internationally recognized accredited certificate and the relationship among the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), an Accreditation Body, a Certification Body, a certified organization and an end user.”


Date & Time:

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:00 am CST



 About Our Speaker:

Natalia Larrimer, Business Development and Regulatory Affairs
ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB)

“Natalia Larrimer is responsible for developing and advancing accreditation programs     with the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB).   Natalia is primarily involved in working with industry and client groups, international organizations and the US government to develop sector specific conformity assessment programs as well as to  promote the use of international IAF/ILAC system and the ANAB accreditation programs.

Prior to joining ANAB in August 2014, Natalia spent over ten years working with Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the Canadian multi-disciplinary Accreditation Body.   Natalia managed accounts of global Certification Organizations within the Canadian regulatory framework as well as for US programs such as the EPA Energy Star.   She is an experienced assessor and is qualified for ISO/IEC 17065, ISO/IEC 17020, ISO/IEC 17021 and ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation standards.    
In addition, Natalia has been involved in the work of international committees and cooperations such as CASCO, IAF, ILAC and IAAC.”