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IEC Training Modules


Introduction to IEC Training Modules

It has long been the case that the more information understood by a participant in the IEC standards development process the more effective that individual can be. This ultimately means that there will be more US positions and proposals accepted into developing IEC standards and that there will be fewer requirements of concern or conflicting with US practices. It is the goal of these training modules to arm the US participants with the knowledge to be effective.

Overview

These training modules provide resources that help standards and conformity assessment professionals within the electrotechnical industry effectively navigate the myriad processes and procedures of international standards development programs, primarily as these are related to work in the U.S. National Committee and in the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). These programs do not include technical training or courses on specific standards.

PowerPoint Versions

Please note: These modules were developed using features of PowerPoint 2003 and are best viewed with this or later versions. Users with earlier versions of PowerPoint may experience difficulties with aspects of the animation embedded in the modules. If this is the case, please view the Printable Version made available in PDF format, using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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The training goals of the modules are as follows:

Module I

This module provides a general overview of international standardization including:

  • Definition of basic terms and concepts
  • An overview of the benefits of participation in international standardization
  • An introduction to the:
    • key international standards organizations
    • key regional standards organizations
    • role of the U.S. National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC/IEC)

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Module II-A

This module provides an overview of the International Electrotechnical Commission:

  • Membership
  • Policy and management groups
  • Technical committee structure
  • Liaison categories

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Module II-B

This module provides an overview of the U.S. National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC/IEC)

  • Membership
  • Organization structure
  • Governance and policy-setting bodies
  • USNC Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs)

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Module III-A

This module provides an overview of committee personnel working within the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC):

  • Responsibilities
  • Appointment
  • Qualifications

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Module III-B

This module provides an overview of committee personnel working within the U.S. National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC/IEC):

  • Responsibilities
  • Appointment
  • Qualifications

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Module IV

This module provides an overview of the IEC standards development process, including:

  • Project development principles
  • ISO/IEC Directives
  • Project stages of IEC standards development work, documents and time frames
  • Technical Specifications, Publicly Available Specifications and Technical Reports
  • Maintenance procedures
  • Amendments
  • Global relevance policy and procedures
  • "In Some Countries" Clauses
  • Normative references
  • Double-logo Standards
  • Fast-track processing

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