Experts Training: Standardisation, a piece of cake

Attention: this training will only be organised in English.

Given the current circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 virus, the NBN no longer organizes any classroom training. Don't worry, the NBN offers the NBN Expert Training via a virtual platform.

Practically, therefore, some things change:

  • The training days are split into four 3-hour blocks to ensure an optimal learning experience
  • We are going to work in MS Teams. We ask you to always activate your camera to promote interactivity. Turn on your microphone only if you want to say something, so as to minimize background noise.
  • Do you have a colleague who also likes to follow the training? He / she can certainly still join!
Overview of the training moments:
Part 1: Standardisation in Belgium
  • 13/06/2022– 10:00 – 13:00
  • 14/06/2022 – 10:00 – 13:00
  • 15/06/2022 - 10:00 – 13:00

Part 2: Drafting rules

  • 16/062022 - 10:00 – 13:00

NBN Training for experts or future experts

Master the standardisation procedures and the art of writing a good standard from A to Z.

3 annual sessions: March, June and October.

*Click here to become an expert

Why take part?

Objective of this training:

  • Get a deep understanding about standards and the standardisation context in Belgium
  • Discover more about the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) & the European Committee for Standardization (CEN)
  • Learn about the development of international, European and national standards
  • Understand the role of harmonized standards
  • Learn the tips & tricks on how to write a good standard


Programme part 1: Standardisation in Belgium

  • Introduction to standardisation in Belgium
    • What are standards?
    • Standardisation in Belgium
    • Why participate?
    • Standards and Legislation
  • Developing standards
    • Belgian committee rules & principles
    • Developments of International, European and National standards
    • International, European and National working rules
  • Online platforms and voting tools
    • Consulting
    • Commenting
    • Voting
  • Drafting rules for standards users
    • Intellectual Property & Copyright
    • Structure & key elements of a standard

Programme part 2: Drafting Rules

  • What does a standard contain?
  • What are the basic principles for drafting a standard?
  • What are the CEN and ISO drafting rules?
  • What are the specific NBN drafting rules?
  • How to use templates?
  • Exercises



  • Will I be charged for participating to the training session(s)?
    Participation is free of charge. If you aren't an expert you can participate to the training for free too.
    Click here to become an expert.
  • Will the training session(s) be repeated?
    Yes, the same training session(s) will be organized 3 times a year. If you want to be informed, let us know via e-mail.
  • Is the number of seats limited?
    Yes, due to the limited number of seats available, registrations will be accepted on a 'first-come, first-served' basis.
  • Where will the trainings take place?
    For the moment, only online!!!
  • In what language will the trainings be conducted?
    Slides will be in English. The presentations are given for the moment only in English!!!
  • Will I receive the presentations?
    Yes, before the training you will receive an e-mail with the presentations. 

More info

Contact us if you have additional questions.

NBN Learning Solutions assists organisations in understanding and applying standards. It organises open trainings as well as in-company training on management standards. 

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