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May 2017 SES/ANSI Webinar - Certification of Standards Professionals

Please join our panelists for a webinar co-hosted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Society for Standards Professionals (SES): Wednesday, May 17, 2017from 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET

Free to SES/ANSI Members  $50 for non-Members

The webinar will be moderated and there will be opportunity for questions.

For further information and to register, click here 

New 2017 SES Student Scholarship Program!

The Society for Standards Professionals has established a Scholarship Program to support students involved in and use standards in their academic curriculum. We know that each new generation of graduating students holds the potential for helping us achieve our mission of increasing awareness and use of standards.

Individual or Organization members may support the SES Scholarship Program. Underwriters Laboratories ( is the first organization to co-sponsor the newly established program.

Click here for more information.

For inquiries on scholarship funding opportunities, please contact

Registration is now open! Click here – 2017 SES Conference “Building Alliances in Standards and Conformity Assessment”

Register now for the 66th Annual SES Conference, August 7 - 10, 2017. The 2017 conference will take place in Chicago, Illinois at the Drake Hotel, a historic Chicago landmark located at the start of the Magnificent Mile and featuring breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. This year's Keynote speaker will be Jim Shannon, IEC President. 
This year’s sessions are:
•       From Discord to Accord: Getting to Harmonization
•       Conformity Assessment – Perspectives on Reducing the Regulatory Burden
•       Case Study: Standards Success through Alliances 
•       Balancing of Innovation and Standardization 
•       Measuring the Impact of Standards Versus Regulations
•       Contextualizing Standards to Increase Understanding
•       Sustaining Engagement – Keeping the Flow Going
We will be partering with two international groups on one day (August 9th) of the conference – International Cooperation for Education about Standardization (ICES) and International Federation of Standards Users (IFAN).

SES – The Society for Standards Professionals (SES) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Standards Council of Canada (SCC).

SES and SCC are both committed to the development and promotion of standards and conformity assessment professionals.  As a result, SES and SCC recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding intended to join forces to assist the standards community.  The MOU was signed during the annual SES conference held in Denver, Colorado in August 2016.  Under the agreement, SES and SCC will cooperate and promote standards educational offerings, share relevant news of interest to members, promote North American standards and conformity assessment harmonization, collaborate on joint webinars to the benefit of members, and collaborate on new initiatives and programs targeting students and young professionals. Click here for the full News Release.

SES to Review SES2 2011 Model Procedure for the Development of Standards.

SES SC has started the review of its SES2 2011 Model Procedure for the Development of Standards. Some of the areas identified for review are:

  • Consensus requirements – the three current “Options” would become examples;  other popular ones could be added.  The committee is considering what to do with abstentions?
  • Opportunity to vote – letter ballots, vote during meetings, etc.
  • Disposition of comments –treatment for those submitted with affirmative or negative votes, options to address them and get consensus on resolutions, level of consensus needed function of the stage of the approval process.

To submit comments or suggestions around these areas email

World Standards Day Paper Competition Judges Wanted

Please consider being a judge for the World Standards Day Paper Competition. This is an exciting opportunity to join your colleagues on a panel to review and reward efforts on bringing the importance of standards to light. The World Standards Day Paper Competition is co-sponsored by SES and the US World Standards Day Planning Committee in an effort to celebrate the global importance of standards and to honor selected individuals in the US Standards community. Please send interest or inquiries to

SES Recording and Slides Webinar - Sponsored by Techstreet

SES-3 - The Essential Framework for Joint Standards Development

Recent trends in standards development indicate an increase in efforts where two or more organizations enter into an agreement for the development and publication of a Joint Standard. SES-3 was published in 2016 to provide guidance to interested parties by outlining the key components of a Joint Standards Agreement and a recommended process for managing the development of Joint Standards. This webinar presents an overview of the SES-3 standard.

Download the recording or the slides of the November 2016 Webinar presented by two members of the SES Publications Committee, Mark Ramlochan, Standards Project Manager at ULC Standards, and Tricia Sena, Standards Project Manager at UL Standards.

Click here to view the recording

Click here to view the slides

Now Available!! SES 3:2016, Recommended Practice for Joint Standards Development

This recommended practice provides guidance to Standards Development Organizations for the development of Joint Standards by outlining the key components of a Joint Standards Agreement and a recommended process for managing the development of Joint Standards. Click here for more information on SES 3 and to purchase your copy!

Now Available!! SES Mobile App to Digitally Distribute SES Content

SES - The Society for Standards Professionals is pleased to announce the release of its first Mobile App developed to digitally distribute the Society’s content directly to your device as soon as it is available. The Mobile App will be available for Android, Apple, and Windows devices via their respective application stores. The free-of-charge Mobile App will host complimentary content including a summary of SES activities, the SES Annual Conference Program, and the SES monthly member e-newsletter. Additionally, the Mobile App will have access to the members-only portion of the SES website providing seamless access to SES’ Journal Standards Engineering, and other member content. Click here for the full News Release.

NEWS RELEASE - ICC Assist Efforts of SES in Providing Support for SDOs

The International Code Council is pleased to be collaborating with SES - The Society for Standards Professionals in the distribution of two key resources design to assist Standard Developers and others who utilize or are involved in the standards development process. These two publications,ANSI/SES-1:2013, Recommended Practice for Designation and Organization of Standards and SES-2:2012, Model Procedure for the Development of Standards provide guidance for those interested in the effective creation and implementation of standards. Click here to read the full News Release

SES Refer A Friend (RAF) Program

Refer business associates or friends who you think can benefit from a SES membership, and be rewarded. Through the SES Refer a Friend (RAF) Program, SES rewards your efforts to promote SES and recruit new Members. Entering is easy. Complete the “Refer a Friend” section on the SES Website under My Profile and we’ll take care of the rest. The SES website will track the members who have joined via your invitation.
Click here for program details.

Standards Engineering

The bi-monthly journal of SES, Standards Engineering brings together, in one place, an easy-to-read accumulation of timely articles, best practices, advice on processes, and new technology innovations, and a series of feature columns by some of the profession's best thinkers and active participants. The journal can be viewed in multiple e-pub formats, log in to the Member's Only area of this site to view the current and historical editions of Standards Engineering.

SES and IP-Shield Announce the IP Alliance

SDOs lose revenue via unintentional and sometimes illegal distribution of their standards. While we may never be able to police the infringement from unauthorized sales, we CAN support the SDOs by calling attention to common misuses in the workplace. SES and IP-Shield bring you the IP Alliance, which believes education is the key to stopping copyright infringement. By joining the alliance we provide you with resources including a short video to post on your website to help your users mitigate risk. For more information visit: IP Alliance.

SES Sponsored Training

In partnership with IP-Shield, SES offers Standards Aware™, a collection of 8 IACET approved courses designed for anyone who develops, uses, references, or distributes standards. From new hires and recent college graduates, to seasoned engineers and professionals across industries, this collection offers something for everyone. Users can take individual courses relevant to their needs, or the entire series. Curious to learn more, take a sneak peak here:

Learn more about modules and pricing!

SES Online Store

Click here to visit the SES Online Store for standards-related publications and professional development courses.


Interested in learning more about the benefits of individual or organizational membership in SES?  Go to membership to find out how to join and why standards professionals choose to belong to SES.

United States Standards Strategy (USSS) - Third Edition

The United States Standards Strategy provides a framework that can be used by all interested parties to further advance trade issues, and a vision for the future of the U.S. standards system in today’s globally competitive economy.  To access the Strategy click here.

Canadian Standards Strategy

The purpose of the Canadian Standards Strategy (CSS) is to provide direction and leadership on how to best use standardization to advance the social and economic well-being of Canadians in a global economy.  A key priority is balancing health, safety and environmental concerns with trade, innovation and economic competitiveness.  To view the Canadian Standards Strategy 2009-2012 click here.


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