APSP Standards Process

The APSP standards programs consists of the APSP, serving as the Secretariat, the APSP Standards Writing Committees (SWCs), the Technical Committee of the APSP Board of Directors (TC) and the APSP Standards Consensus Committee (SCC) serving as the consensus body. The SCC shall be sufficiently diverse to ensure reasonable balance without dominance by one particular interest category or corporation in accordance with the ANSI Essential Requirements. The APSP will strive for balance of all interested and affected parties giving them an opportunity to participate in the development of ANSI approved APSP standards. By adhering to ANSI's due process of openness, balance and consensus, APSP standards will serve and protect the public.

Steps To Approval:

  1. The APSP Standards Writing Committee (SWC) drafts the content of a proposed American National Standard.
  2. The APSP Technical Committee (TC) reviews the draft for technical accuracy.
  3. The draft then enters the ANSI balloting process for a vote of the APSP Standards Consensus Committee (SCC) and public review. The SCC is responsible for changing and approving the technical content of the standard.
  4. The standard is submitted to ANSI for approval as an American National Standard.

Click the following links to learn more about both ANSI and APSP's role in the process as well as standards procedures: