ISO/IEC 17024 also requires that all parties at interest are able to participate in the organization’s operation; that a balance of interests is achieved and maintained; and no single interest predominates. Within TABB, this condition is satisfied through the operations of the International Certification Board made up of expert HVAC contractors and expert labor representatives ANSI accreditation requires evidence of strict training standards by a third party, the role filled by the National Energy Management Institute. The International Training Institute (ITI) of the Sheet Metal Industry, fulfills yet another ANSI requirement for an independent and objective body to develop testing and balancing training curricula, validating those programs, providing capable and competent instructors and ensuring that individuals who successfully complete relevant courses will master the learning objectives and the knowledge and skills required to perform testing and balancing functions.
Taken from TABB Talk No. 30