CCIAP - Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program
The Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program is a certification program is set up by the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada to accredit collision repair facilities to meet a collection of industry standards. CCIAP accreditation requires an auto body facility to successfully demonstrate compliance with accreditation standards covering core business operations, equipment and training.
CCR - Certified Collision Repair Certificate
The Automotive Retailers Association (ARA) Certified Collision Repair Program is a two-part initiative to identify and certify collision repair facilities that have demonstrated a commitment to service excellence through investment and training to achieve the highest levels of industry standards.
This program differentiates industry members using Silver, Gold, and Gold Plus level identifiers. It leads consumers to those facilities that have achieved the highest levels of industry standards for quality, safety, and service for the repair of a collision-damaged vehicle. It is also a part of a national solution to establish and publicize the repairer’s credentials as a world-leading repair facility and their ability to meet the requirements of industry partners and their customers. It ensures that customers receive the best in collision repair by recognizing facilities that are qualified, competent, and fit to complete repairs on the complex vehicles of today and the future.
I-CAR Canada is a training and recognition program, run by the Automotive Industries Association of Canada.
An I-CAR certification identifies technicians who are properly trained or qualified to restore a vehicle's appearance and structural integrity of the highest industry standard. It’s ongoing training programs ensures repair technicians, shop owners, manufacturers and insurers are educated in the most current techniques and technologies while maintaining solid safety standards. Thus, I-CAR certification represents the highest level of skill, training, and excellence in this business.
I-CAR provides certifications for both auto collision repair shops and for individual technicians, based on the level of training achieved. An autobody shop with a minimum four Platinum-certified technicians receives a “Gold Class Professional” certification. Individual technicians who have completed the highest levels of I-CAR training are designated Platinum certified.