Ottawa, ON - March 25, 2019 – The Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP) and the Corporation des carrossiers professionnels du Québec (CCPQ) are proud to announce that since the start of their partnership in October 2018, over 300 collision repair shops in the province of Quebec have registered with CCIAP.
The CCIAP accredits collision repair facilities against a collection of standards, which are contributed by participating OEs and other stakeholders. CCIAP is run by and for the Canadian collision repair industry and is managed by AIA Canada, a national not-for-profit association, which reaches the entire aftermarket industry.
The CCPQ was established in 1998 to serve the collision repair industry in Quebec. Over the past 20 years, the organization has supported the interests and rights of its members, as well as the objectives of all industry stakeholders including insurers and customers. CCPQ focuses on quality and continuous improvement in collision repair while promoting the professionalism and image of its members to government bodies and the general public.
“Through accreditation, AIA Canada believes in recognizing the collision shops which demonstrate that they possess the training, expertise and tools to fix the cars of today and tomorrow,” said Jean-François Champagne, president of AIA Canada. “CCPQ shares this view, so it was a natural fit to join forces with them to promote CCIAP in Quebec.”
“The CCPQ encourages its members to continue on the path towards shop accreditation,” said Michel Bourbeau, president of the CCPQ. “This recognition shows consumers, suppliers and most importantly, insurers that a shop has all the necessary infrastructure, skills, expertise and training to carry out repairs in accordance with the industry standards for precision, security and quality.”
By encouraging accreditation for all shops, the CCIAP and CCPQ are working together to build a strong collision repair industry that consumers in Quebec and across Canada can take confidence in. For more information about CCIAP, visit www.cciap.ca.
The essential function of the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP) is to accredit collision repair facilities against a collection of standards which are contributed by participating OEs and/or other stakeholders. CCIAP is run by and for the Canadian collision repair industry. The program is managed by AIA Canada, a national not-for-profit association which reaches the entire industry. Visit www.cciap.ca for more information.
About AIA Canada
The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada is the national trade association that brings together the entire automotive aftermarket supply and service chain. AIA’s mandate is to promote, educate and represent members in areas that impact the growth and prosperity of the industry. To learn more, please visit www.aiacanada.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
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The Corporation des carrossiers professionnels du Québec (CCPQ) represents collision repair shops in the province of Quebec, defending their rights and interests. It represents its members before different levels of government, to insurers and in the media. Visit www.ccpq.ca for more information. (Site in French only)