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Transfer of Accreditation

PUBLIC PROCEDURE PRO-PR-126 Issued: 2010-1-15, Revision: 0

References PRO-PL-102: Manual of Operations for Accreditation of Product Certification Programs
1.1The purpose of this procedure is to define the rules concerning the transfer of ANSI accreditation.
3.1ANSI retains the sole responsibility for the granting, maintaining, extending, reducing, suspending, withdrawing or transferring of accreditation and shall not delegate this responsibility to a third party.
3.2ANSI shall not transfer accreditation from one accredited body to a non-accredited body.
3.3ANSI shall perform, or have performed on its behalf, an accreditation assessment if there are changes in a certification body's:
a)legal, commercial or organizational status;
b)organization and management, i.e. key managerial staff;
c)policies and procedures (where appropriate);
e)personnel, equipment, facilities , working environment or other significant resources; and/or
f)other such matters that may affect the accreditation body's capability or any other relevant criteria specified by ANSI.
3.4All bodies accredited by ANSI are responsible for informing ANSI immediately of any of the changes specified in paragraph 3.3 occur. Failure to notify ANSI of any such changes may result in the accredited organization being suspended.
3.5ANSI reserves the right to decide on the scope of the assessment as a result of any changes in an organization as described in 3.3 a) to f).
3.6All initial assessments, surveillances or reassessments shall be done in accordance with the relevant ANSI requirements (ANSI accreditation assessment-certification bodies).

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