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IEC Training

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.

NEMA Member Training Resource - IEC

NEMA has committed to improving its participation in the International Electrotechnical Commission and one facet of this effort is to provide education and training resources for its members.  It is critical for staff of NEMA members who serve as officers of IEC committees, who represent the US as experts on working groups and maintenance teams, and who serve in leadership positions for USNC Technical Advisory Groups to achieve a high level of familiarity with the contents of these training modules.  It would also be useful for individuals participating in the IEC or USNC in any capacity, including those who are members of USNC TAGs, to review the material.

It is expected that those who receive funding as part of their participation will successfully complete a full review of the modules referenced below.  All current IEC Officers, Experts and TAG leaders should complete their review within 6 months of receiving notice of the availability of the training.  New IEC officers, Experts and TAG leaders should complete their review of the modules within 6 months of starting their new responsibilities.

Members will be requested to enter some basic information to facilitate tracking of module review and to enable notification of updates to the training.

Future Updates

NEMA anticipates adding material to the USNC developed material that will enhance the training experience.  It is planned to include material that more directly relates to NEMA and its members participation in the USNC and the IEC standards development process. There will also be slides to emphasize the importance of some information and a quiz to enable participants to confirm their understanding of the key points of the training.  Individuals who complete the modules prior to implementation of any or all of this additional material will be notified by e-mail of its on-line availability.


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.

Target Audience

Corporate standards personnel, members, officers and administrators of international standards committees, subject matter experts/technical experts and accredited delegates to international meetings, USNC-approved U.S. TAG members, Technical Advisors, officers and administrators.

Copyright Notice

NOTE: The training modules shown below are freely available for use by constituents of the USNC/IEC. All other uses are restricted. All materials are copyright 2005 by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).  NEMA has been given permission to provide these training modules to its membership to facilitate participation in the development of IEC standards. More..

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.

Click here to download PowerPoint Viewer 2003.

IEC Training Modules


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