Application Process:

NIICAP accreditation is rigorous but attainable. The program standards and processes required for NIICAP accreditation have been carefully vetted by owners, contractors, and government representatives across the industry, ensuring the program remains relevant.

Three Steps to Accreditation

1. Submit the application
Coating contractors apply for accreditation using a comprehensive, in-depth application to introduce their business, processes and work history. The application is clear and concise but detailed enough to ensure only coating contractors with successful work histories and sufficient time in operation need apply.

2. Participate in an on-site audit
The in-depth audit will include a thorough assessment of the contractor’s business and administrative practices as well as practices in the field or the shop. A NIICAP auditor will arrive at the contractor’s business location or project site location to audit quality processes,observe performance and assess capabilities.

3. Receive and address results
Contractors will receive written results within 21 days. Applicants that attain accreditation immediately earn the ability to use the NIICAP seal and market their organizations accordingly. Applicants that do not attain accreditation will receive clearly stated reasons for the decision and have the ability to correct the deficiencies, appeal the results, or reapply at a later date.