IEST is an ANSI-accredited developer of American National Standards. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) facilitates the development of American National Standards through the accreditation of procedures used by standards developers and the approval of standards as American National Standards. To be ANSI-accredited, a standards developer is required to adhere to a set of due process-based requirements or procedures that govern the consensus development process. Due process is key to ensuring that American National Standards are developed in an environment that is equitable, accessible, and responsive to the requirements of various stakeholders.

IEST standards procedures