Committee resource area

This area provides all the essential information that Technical Committee and Subcommittee officers, Working Group convenors, Project Team leaders and experts will need to understand their roles and responsibilities in the standards development process

Roles & responsibilities

TC/SC officers, WG/MT convenors, PT leaders & experts

Drafting IEC publications

Drafting publications, using IEC standard template & revisable files

Reference material

Statutes, directives, basic agreements, decisions, administrative circulars, guides & horizontal standards

Forms for standards development

All the essential forms for technical work

Processes & Procedures

For the development and maintenance of International Standards

Tools & services

For NCs, TC/SC officers, WG/MT convenors, PT leaders

SMB communiqué

Reports for the IEC technical community on SMB decisions and actions

CA and Standards

Conformity assessment aspects in normative documents

Making the business case

Show how your company benefits from your participation in standardization

Role of terminology

in scientific and technical communication


IEC Geneva office training activities for NCs and TC/SC chairmen and secretaries

Technical brochures

Download technical brochures for experts

More information

A standard is an agreed way of doing something in a consistent and repeatable way. Standards set minimum requirements in terms of safety, reliability, efficiency, and so forth. 

IEC TC/SCs (Technical committees and subcommittees) develop international standards and other types of publications for a specific area of electrotechnology.

An overview of the development process of a new IEC International Standard.

A systems approach focuses on the whole system rather than each individual part.

Standards describe the processes and methods to ensure the safety, reliability, and performance of electrical systems and information technologies. Conformity assessment verifies that the written word is applied in the real world.

Why comment? Help shape international standards in your field. Take this opportunity to provide your expert comments on draft IEC Standards (CDVs) before they are published. 

The key benefits of membership come from participating in the development of the standardization and conformity assessment work of the IEC.

In this section, you can find more information about how the IEC is organized.