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SES: Society for Standards Professionals

SES, the Society for Standards Professionals, was founded in 1947 as the Standards Engineering Society, a nonprofit professional membership society dedicated to furthering the knowledge and use of standards and standardization. SES manages the world's only certification program for standards professionals. SES provides a neutral forum where standards users and developers can come together to address mutual issues, opportunities, and interests in ways that work to the benefit of everyone involved with or affected by standards. SES members are primarily involved in the development, application, and use of company, government, national, regional, and international standards. SES is the member body for Canada and the United States in the International Federation of Standards Users (IFAN). Standards from SES are available both individually, directly through the ANSI webstore, and as part of a Standards Subscription. If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: [email protected] or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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Recommended Practice for the Designation and Organization of Standards

Presents recommended practice, which provides guidance on designating and organizing standards for standards developers and users. It also standardizes where information should be located within broad generic types of standards. Separate sections on referenced publications, definitions, standards elements, and format are included.

SES 2:2006

Model Procedure for the Development of Standards

This standard provides a model standards development procedure that contains all of the essential requirements of due process that a credible standards development organization should consider. The procedure is in a readily adoptable format of options for the use by any size and type of organization.

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.


As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.