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News   January 10, 2017   by CARS Magazine

CCIAP breaks the 300 shop mark

2017 is off to a roaring start for the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP).

Since its launch in October 2016, over 300 collision repair facilities from coast to coast have registered with the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP).

As of January 1st, over 20 of those registered have scheduled their accreditation audit for the coming months. Program administrators hope to see these shops join the ranks of accredited shops alongside the first accredited shop, Fix Auto North Bay, which received its accreditation in December 2016.

Andrew Shepherd, senior director of industry programs for AIA notes that, “Collision repairers are being asked more frequently to verify that they have the equipment, the processes and the training to handle modern complex vehicles. We’ve received a tremendous amount of feedback from shops that CCIAP, a not-for-profit program built by the industry and for the industry, is the preferred accreditation option. We expect the majority of advanced repair businesses in Canada to be registered in the coming months.”