Accreditation Services Committee

Continuing committee


Alberto Nettel-Aguirre - Chair/président(e)
Ex officio 
Edward Chen
Fernando Camacho
Judy-Anne Chapman
Darcy Picard

Terms of Reference


The SSC Committee on Accreditation Services was established as an ad hoc committee at a meeting of the Executive Committee on September 28, 2013.


Chair:  Past-Chair of the Accreditation Committee

Membership: At least four additional members among the accredited members in good standing. The members of the Committee should reflect the diversity of geography and statistical interests of accredited members and should include A.Stat. and P.Stat. members. The Accreditation Committee will submit names of potential candidates for consideration to the President who will make the appointments.

Terms and Duties:

General Objective of the Committee:

To plan and provide activities for the Society’s accredited members and to make the SSC accreditation program more widely well-known among statisticians and employers.

Specific Objectives and Possible Activities:

  • Plan activities for the Annual Meeting, e.g., an Invited Session, and/or a workshop
  • Update the Accreditation website
  • Promote and manage the Mentorship program
  • Organize local activities for accredited members, such as luncheons with guest speakers
  • Promote the accreditation program to statisticians and employers


Some of these services and activities are currently under the terms and duties of the Accreditation Committee. They would now be under this new ad hoc committee. The Accreditation Committee would continue to be responsible for making recommendations to the Board about the accreditation program, to assess applications to A.Stat. and P.Stat. status, and to review requests for recognition of lists of courses from universities to facilitate the evaluation of A.Stat. candidates.