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FITSI Earns Prestigious ANAB Accreditation under ISO/IEC 17024 for its Next Generation Federal IT Security Professional (FITSP) Cybersecurity Certification Program

09/21/2021 | 09:10am EDT

The Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI) announced today that it had received accreditation from the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) under ISO/IEC 17024 for FITSI's Next Generation Federal IT Security Professional (FITSP) personal cybersecurity certification program. This accreditation covers all four FITSP certifications offered by FITSI for Auditors, Designer, Managers, and Operators.

"We are very honored to have earned ANAB accreditation under ISO/IEC 17024," said Jim Wiggins, FITSI's executive director. "Obtaining this accreditation shows our dedication to meeting a rigorous international standard in how we develop and implement our FITSP credentialing program, which is used by Federal employees, contractors, and military personnel. The ANAB accreditation allows government agencies, corporations, and individuals to have a high degree of trust in those certified by FITSI. We've always known our FITSP certification program was top-notch, but this accreditation provides an independent third-party validation that FITSP is a 'best in class' cybersecurity certification program."

The purpose of the FITSP credential is to make Federal IT systems more secure by assuring that Federal civilian, military, and/or contractor staff who manage and operate them understand and can apply the appropriate Federal IT security standards. The FITSP certification program is role-based and documents the qualifications and specialized Federal IT security understandings of auditors, designers, managers, and operators of federal IT systems. By earning the FITSP certification credential, candidates will have demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of Federal IT security management, operational and technical control requirements as measured by the standards and guidelines of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), as well as other relevant Federal statutes and regulations. More information about FITSP can be found at http://www.fitsi.org.

About ANAB

The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is the largest multi-disciplinary ISO/IEC 17011 accreditation body in North America, with comprehensive signatory status across the multilateral recognition arrangements of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and International Accreditation Forum (IAF). The ANAB accreditation portfolio includes management systems certification bodies, calibration and testing labs, product certification bodies, personnel credentialing organizations, forensic test and calibration service providers, inspection bodies, police crime units, greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies, reference material producers, and proficiency test providers. ANAB is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the U.S. voluntary standards and conformity assessment system and strengthening its impact, both domestically and internationally.

About ANSI

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents and serves the diverse interests of more than 270,000 companies and organizations and 30 million professionals worldwide. ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). For more information, visit http://www.ansi.org.

About ANAB Accreditation under ISO/IEC 17024

The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) accreditation mark is a symbol of excellence, recognized worldwide by employers, industry leaders, hiring managers, and credential holders. Since its launch in 2003, the ANAB personnel certification accreditation program based on the international standard ISO/IEC 17024:2012, Conformity assessment - General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons, has helped certification programs make the journey from good to great. More than 5.2 million people worldwide and counting hold a certification from an ANAB-accredited organization. For more information, visit: https://anab.ansi.org/credentialing/personnel-certification.


FITSI is the Federal IT Security Institute, a non-profit organization managing and administering the FITSP certification program. FITSI's mission is "To help secure the Nation's Federal Information Systems by certifying that Federal Workforce members understand and can apply appropriate Federal IT security standards." More information about FITSI can be found at http://www.fitsi.org.

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