by: Donald Byrne, CBCP, CDCP, CBRO-M, Lead Auditor, Adjunct Professor, Boston University
As discussed in previous postings on this website, ANAB is now accepting applications from recognized Certification Bodies (CB’s) for participation in the PS-Prep program. It will be interesting to see which firms move to enter this marketplace.
Clearly the pace of the PS-Prep program is picking up momentum. This is an important announcement because only accredited CB’s can perform internationally recognized and accepted certification audits (sometimes called registrations).
Expect to see some CBs apply for accreditation for only one or two of the four approved standards (remember – both NFPA 1600 : 2007 and 2010 have been approved); while others will likely signup for all four.
Keep tune to continuitycompliance.org for more details as this story unfolds.
To see the ANAB announcement, follow this link: http://www.anab.org/media/19702/hu182.pdf
Please pass this information along to those business continuity, PS-Prep program and/or risk management team members in your organization.