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Antwon Farrior
Quality Management and Accreditation Expert
Former Senior Quality Accreditation Specialist at ANCC and Consultant for Product Certification at ANAB

Antwon is a freelance consultant for ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems and ISO 21001:2018 Educational Organizations Management Systems, and part of the KPSIPHER Consulting Group which was founded by Antwon himself in 2013. 

He was a former Senior Quality Specialist in the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) at American Nurses Association, and was in charge of operationalizing the ANCC’s Quality Management System in line with international standards’ requirements. In addition he was managing internal and external audit processes and leading the working audit teams, and maintaining the ISO 9001 certification for all ANCC credentialing programs. 

In the past, Antwon was contracted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), now the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), as an Accreditation Specialist where he was mainly responsible for managing, implementing, and working on processes related to ISO 17065:2012 and ISO/IEC 17011:2004. He managed product certification bodies’ external audits, accrediting bodies’ joint assessments, and ISO member bodies, such as Standards of Council Canada and ICONTEC. During his time at ANSI, he participated in the Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC) Peer Evaluations with accrediting bodies from Vietnam (BoA), Japan (JAB), and Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ). He also participated in The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)/National Voluntary Conformity Assessment Systems Evaluation (NVCASE) evaluations with Telecommunication Certification Bodies’ (TCBs) programs for Canada (IC), European Union (EU), Hong Kong (OFTA), Japan (MIC), Singapore (iDA) and USA (FCC).

Antwon holds a BA degree from Winston-Salem State University and has been part of educational experiences at USDA Graduate School in Washington, DC, as well as Georgia Institute of Technology (GaTech) in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also certified against several ISO standards, including ISO 9001 (as team leader and internal auditor), ISO 17065, etc.