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SCAM ALERT: Forcing Manufacturers Into ANAB Accreditation

AMSN has received a number of complaints about numerous Quality Managers in the aerospace sector attempting to force their own suppliers into being accredited by the infamous ANAB (ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board). As many AMSN members know ANAB has been reported to numerous attorney generals, Federal Trade Commission, and is under investigation by the American Board of Accredited Certifications (ABAC).

The complaints cites quality manangers are claiming via email to suppliers and/or potential suppliers they need to be ANAB accredited in order to be able to get listed on the so-called international database for AS9120 certified companies. Of course, being listed on a directory means absolutely nothing about your quality, nor does it have anything to do with whether or not your ISO certificate is valid or not. Please don’t fall for these costly accreditation scams. This is the United States of America, and you have every right to select the ISO registration company of your choice for your certification — whether its accredited or not accredited. The bottom line is, if you are happy with your certification body then by all means stay with them!

Keep in mind the International Organization for Standardization states that accreditation is entirely optional. We do recommend accreditation, but only if the accreditation body brings added-value to your company such as ABAC (American Board of Accredited Certifications). ABAC is governed by highly experienced quality professionals serving a wide variety of customers, including small and large manufacturers, sub-contractors for aerospace giants such as Lockheed Martin and Boeing, as well as veteran owned businesses, federal government contractors, minority-owned enterprises, and many other businesses from small job shops to Fortune 500 Corporations.

On the other hand we cannot recommend ANAB at this time. They have way too much negative press. Moreover, we just don’t agree with an organization that has supporters forcing suppliers to be accredited by a single entity in order to have a so-called “valid ISO certification.” Such practices is clearly anti-competitive, and downright Un-American! Think about it. Do you really want to be forced into using a single accreditation body? Or do you want to work with the accreditation body that can best meet your needs? You decide.

Here’s some excellent material on accreditation myths that is a must read to avoid being scammed by ANAB and IAF supporters: http://aboac.org/accreditation-myths/

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