NAAA Press Release


National Certification Standard Program
NAAA Certified means better business practices for better business success!

On Jan. 1, 2011, the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) ushered in a significant advancement in remarketing with the official introduction of its National Certification Standard (NCS) program.

The NCS offers three levels — Platinum, Gold, and Silver — to handle the needs of a broad range of vehicle types and consigners' portfolios. A concise list of 48 essential criteria provides in clear, straightforward language a system that addresses vehicle selection and explicit requirements for inspection, reconditioning, and marketing. The two-page NSC document is available in both English
and French.

The NCS embodies an industry consensus and has received the endorsement of the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance (IARA).

NCS is a streamlined, consistent set of standards for certifying vehicle quality that's fair to all involved in remarketing, It is comprehensive in its scope, and designed to be an easy-to-use tool that requires only a minimal investment of time for both training and application by auction staff.

The NCS addresses areas of mutual concern and guides customers and member auctions toward consistent interpretations.

The ultimate goal of the program is to promote and build greater understanding, trust, and confidence among buyers and sellers — which translates into increased benefits for all in the auto auction industry.

NAAA Posted 12/30/2015