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NACE International & SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings are now the Association for Materials Protection and Performance

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Learn About the New QP Program

The industry-driven program for coatings contractor accreditation

The NACE International Institute Contractor Accreditation Program (NIICAP) is a premier, industry-driven and industry managed accreditation program that validates a contractor's quality assurance program, support practices, and production processes.

The NIICAP process is transparent, industry-driven and customer-focused from the top down, resulting in a robust accreditation program that endorses only coating contractors who have demonstrated capabilities and competencies necessary to meet owner requirements.


Contractors that earn accreditation through NIICAP’s audit process distinguish themselves as elite coating applicators by demonstrating the highest levels of specialty knowledge, product and service quality.

Explore the benefits of NIICAP

Auditing Standards

The accreditation process is based on three different auditing standards: AS-1, AS-2, and AS-3. Three NIICAP standards are used to assess and audit a contractor’s ability to meet a variety of customer specifications.

Review the 3 NIICAP Standards

Accredited Contractors

NIICAP accredited contractors have undergone a rigorous audit that demonstrates their dedication to the highest levels of specialty knowledge, product and service quality and organizational achievement.

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Interested in Becoming Accredited?

Learn more about the new NIICAP / SSPC QP* accreditation process and join companies from around the world that have benefitted from accreditation to deliver results to their business.

* NACE International and SSPC have combined to form AMPP, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance. As a result of this merger, aspects of the NIICAP program are being combined with the SSPC QP program into a new AMPP QP Program.

"As a facility owner representative, I find that industry-wide certification programs are an important tool for instituting quality in a maintenance program. By providing a vehicle through which the contracting community can be vetted for competence, programs like NIICAP help to ensure the owner that the contractor hired to do the work is both capable and incentivized to do the work properly. This is especially true for owners dealing with a low-bid award environment."
Johnnie Miller, TX DOT