International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

Reference material


Abbreviations, Acronyms and codes

Abbreviation /
1CD (to 9CD) 1st Committee Draft (to 9th Committee Draft) Publication Stage Codes
A2CD (to A9CD) Approved for 2nd Committee Draft (to 9th Committee Draft) Publication Stage Codes
AC Administrative Circular Working document
ACAG Assessment & Certification Advisory Group Conformity Assessment
ACDV Approved for Committee Draft with Vote Publication Stage Codes
ACEA Advisory Committee on Environmental Aspects General
ACEC Advisory Committee on Electromagnetic Compatibility General
ACEE Advisory Committee on Energy Efficiency General
ACOS Advisory Committee on Safety General
ACTAD Advisory Committee on Electricity Transmission and Distribution General
ACTEL Advisory Committee on Telecommunication General
ADIS Approved for FDIS Publication Stage Codes
AGS Advisory Group on Strategy (TC 100) General
AMW Approved Maintenance Work Publication Stage Codes
ANW Approved New Work Publication Stage Codes
APUB Approved for publication Publication Stage Codes
BPUB Publication being printed Publication Stage Codes
C Council Working document
CA Conformity Assessment General
CAB Conformity Assessment Board Conformity Assessment
CABPUB ISO/IEC publication under the responsibility of the CAB Working document
CAG Chairman's Advisory Group Conformity Assessment
CAG Chairman's Advisory Group (for TC/SCs) General
CAN Draft cancelled Publication Stage Codes
CASCO ISO Conformity Assessment Committee Conformity Assessment
CB Council Board General
CB-FCS CB Full Certification Scheme Conformity Assessment
CB Scheme IECEE scheme for product test certificates Conformity Assessment
CC Compilation of Comments Working document
CCAF CENELEC Conformity Assessment Forum Conformity Assessment
CCDV Circulated Committee Draft for Vote Publication Stage Codes
CD Committee Draft Working document
CDF Comité des finances (Finance Committee) General
CDIS Circulated FDIS Publication Stage Codes
CDM Committee Draft to be discussed at Meeting Publication Stage Codes
CDPAS Circulated Draft Publicly Available Specification Publication Stage Codes
CDTR Circulated Draft Technical Report Publication Stage Codes
CDTS Circulated Draft Technical Specification Publication Stage Codes
CDV Committee Draft for Vote Working document
CDVM Committee Draft with Vote to be discussed at TC/SC meeting Publication Stage Codes
CE Comité d'Etudes (Technical Committee) General
CEN Comité Européen de Normalisation (European Committee for Standardization) General
CENELEC (CLC) Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization) General
CMC Certification Management Committee Conformity Assessment
CN Comité National (National Committee) General
CO Central Office General
CTL Committee of Testing Laboratories Conformity Assessment
DA Draft Agenda Working document
DC Document for Comments Working document
DEC Draft at Editing Check Publication Stage Codes
DEL Deleted item Publication Stage Codes
DELPUB Deleted Publication Publication Stage Codes
DL Decision List Working document
DP Draft Proposal Working document
DTR Draft Technical Report Working document
DTS Draft Technical Specification Working document
DV Document for Voting Working document
ECMP Electronic Component Management Plan Conformity Assessment
EDR Essential Differences in Requirements Working document
ExCo Executive Committee General
FDIS Final Draft International Standard Working document
IAF International Accreditation Forum Conformity Assessment
IEC International Electrotechnical Commission General
IECQ IEC Quality Assessment System for Electronic Components Conformity Assessment
IECEx IEC System for Certification to Standards relating to Equipment for use in Explosive Atmospheres Conformity Assessment
IECEE IEC System of Conformity Assessment Schemes for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components Conformity Assessment
IECEE-FIC IECEE Factory Inspection Committee Conformity Assessment
IEV International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (Electropedia) General
ILAC International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation Conformity Assessment
INF Document for Information Working document
IS International Standard General
ISH Interpretation Sheet Working document
ISO International Organization for Standardization General
ITA Industry Technical Agreement General
JTAB Joint Technical Advisory Board (IEC/ISO) General
JTC 1 Joint Technical Committee on Information Technology (ISO/IEC) General
MC Marketing Committee General
MC Management Committee Conformity Assessment
MERGED Merged project Publication Stage Codes
MSB Market Strategy Board General
MT Maintenance Team General
NADIS CDV not approved Publication Stage Codes
NC National Committee General
NCD FDIS not approved (New CD) Publication Stage Codes
NCP National Committee Proposal Working document
NP New Work Item Proposal Working document
O-MEMBER Observer Member (of a TC or SC) General
PACT President's Advisory Committee on future Technology General
PAS Publicly Available Specification Working document
P-MEMBER Participating Member (of a TC or SC) General
PNW Proposed New Work Publication Stage Codes
PPUB Publication issued Publication Stage Codes
PT Project Team General
PW Programme of Work Working document
PWI Preliminary new work item Publication Stage Codes
Q Questionnaire Working document
QP Question of Principle Working document
R Report (e.g. to C, CB, SMB or CAB) Working document
RDIS Text for FDIS received and registered Publication Stage Codes
RM Report of Meeting Working document
RQ Report on Questionnaire Working document

Review report

Working document
RV Report of Voting Working document
RVC Report of Voting on CDV Working document
RVD Report of Voting on FDIS Working document
RVN Report of Voting on NP Working document
SAG Sales Advisory Group General
SAG-S Strategic Advisory Group on Security General
SB1, SB3, SB4 Sector Board 1, 3 or 4 General
SBP Strategic Business Plan Working document
SC Subcommittee / Sous-Comité General
SMB Standardization Management Board General
SPE Special Handling Publication Stage Codes
TA Technical Area General
TC Technical Committee General
TR Technical Report General
TRF Test Report Form Conformity Assessment
TS Technical Specification General
TTA Technology Trend Assessment General
WG Working Group General
WPUB Withdrawn publication Publication Stage Codes
WSC World Standards Cooperation (IEC/ISO/ITU) General