ASTM E2708 - 16

    Standard Terminology for Accreditation and Certification

    Active Standard ASTM E2708 | Developed by Subcommittee: E36.95

    Book of Standards Volume: 14.02


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This terminology defines terms related to accreditation and certification. These terms are compiled from existing ASTM E36 standards and other sources to enable the development of future ASTM documents and to provide guidance on proper usage of the terms. The first edition of this standard contained terms relating to personnel certificate and certification programs and is expanded. The source document for each definition is cited when an appropriate document is available. Many definitions are the product of the committee that compiled this terminology, and as such, are the result of the collected knowledge and experience of the committee members.

    1.1.1 Since accreditation and certification are being carried out by many different bodies in many fields, usage of descriptive terms can vary. There is no attempt to include all accreditation and certification terms in this terminology. Rather, this terminology contains those terms most commonly encountered in accreditation and certification programs.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D4538 Terminology Relating to Protective Coating and Lining Work for Power Generation Facilities

    E1187 Terminology Relating to Conformity Assessment

    E1424 Test Method for Determining the Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under Specified Pressure and Temperature Differences Across the Specimen

    E1480 Terminology of Facility Management (Building-Related)

    E1605 Terminology Relating to Lead in Buildings

    E1732 Terminology Relating to Forensic Science

    E1986 Guide for Information Access Privileges to Health Information

    E2135 Terminology for Property and Asset Management

    E2159 Guide for Selection, Assignment, and Monitoring of Persons To Be Utilized as Assessors/Auditors or Technical Experts

    E2161 Terminology Relating to Performance Validation in Thermal Analysis

    E2659 Practice for Certificate Programs


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.040.03 (Services. Company organization, management and quality. Administration. Transport, Sociology (Vocabularies)); 03.100.30 (Management of human resources)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


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    DOI: 10.1520/E2708-16

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E2708-16, Standard Terminology for Accreditation and Certification, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2016, www.astm.org

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