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IEC Training Modules


The training goals of the modules are as follows:

Module I

This module provides a general overview of international standardization including:

  • Definition of basic terms and concepts
  • An overview of the benefits of participation in international standardization
  • An introduction to the:
    • key international standards organizations
    • key regional standards organizations
    • role of the U.S. National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC/IEC)

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Module II-A

This module provides an overview of the International Electrotechnical Commission:

  • Membership
  • Policy and management groups
  • Technical committee structure
  • Liaison categories

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Module II-B

This module provides an overview of the U.S. National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC/IEC)

  • Membership
  • Organization structure
  • Governance and policy-setting bodies
  • USNC Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs)

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Module III-A

This module provides an overview of committee personnel working within the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC):

  • Responsibilities
  • Appointment
  • Qualifications

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Module III-B

This module provides an overview of committee personnel working within the U.S. National Committee of the International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC/IEC):

  • Responsibilities
  • Appointment
  • Qualifications

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Module IV

This module provides an overview of the IEC standards development process, including:

  • Project development principles
  • ISO/IEC Directives
  • Project stages of IEC standards development work, documents and time frames
  • Technical Specifications, Publicly Available Specifications and Technical Reports
  • Maintenance procedures
  • Amendments
  • Global relevance policy and procedures
  • "In Some Countries" Clauses
  • Normative references
  • Double-logo Standards
  • Fast-track processing

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