1 WHAT ARE STANDARDS?
Standards are part of our daily lives yet they often go unnoticed. This course ex-plains what standards are and uses examples of the various types of standards to illustrate the many ways that we use and rely on standards.
2. WHY ARE STANDARDS USED?
Standards are used for a variety of reasons. This course examines the benefits of standards for consumers, explains why industry uses standards, and explores the use of standards by government authorities.
3 STANDARDS DEVELOPING ORGANIZATIONS
Who develops standards? Hundreds of organizations around the world produce standards. This course identifies the various industry groups and government agen-cies that are involved in the development of standards.
4 STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
Standards are developed by a variety of organizations worldwide. Despite their diversity, most standards organizations follow similar processes to develop stan-dards. This course describes the most common processes used to develop industry, national, and international standards.
5 STANDARDS AND TRADE
What is the role of standards in the global marketplace?
6 CONFORMITY ASSESSMENT
What is conformity assessment and how does it relate to standards? This course provides an overview of testing, certification, and other related elements of conformity assessment.
7 STRATEGIC STANDARDIZATION
Standards are as much of a business issue as a technical one. This course examines the benefits of adopting a strategic approach to standardization by companies and government agencies.
8 FINDING STANDARDS
Standards users frequently require assistance in finding the standards appro-priate for their needs. This course addresses the problems that standards users have in identifying the standards they need and in obtaining the re-quired documents.
USERS CAN TAKE INDIVIDUAL COURSES AS NEEDED, OR CAN CHOOOSE THE ENTIRE SERIES FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS