About NAPSA: Certification
NAPSA has developed a formalized mechanism to recognize those firms operating in a professional manner and contributing to the overall image of the sweeping industry. Certification establishes a yard stick for customers to measure professional practices. Outlining these practices aids in the fight against businesses that operate below the radar of ethical, legal and professional standards.
Certification is already providing the groundwork for future recognition of certification as a condition of bidding or operating on some projects. In addition, certification has proven beneficial with creating a pool of companies that, by their practices, reduce insurance losses and therefore create the opportunity for premium savings.
Certification adds value to your association membership. It also encourages continuing education to improve the professionalism of the industry, and encourages experienced members to give back to the industry. Certification enhances NAPSA's ability to promote the association within the sweeping industry and to customers.
NAPSA Certified Sweeping Company (CSC)
To become a CSC, sweeping professionals undergo an application process that qualifies them under strict guidelines including: safety, experience, continuing education, vehicle maintenance, driver training and adherence to NAPSA's code of ethics.
The NAPSA Code of Ethics requires sweeping professionals to take an oath to be dedicated to the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and competence while recognizing their responsibility to their customers, employees, and the public.
CSC from the Member’s Perspective
Dear Board Members,
I would like to take this opportunity to say how much we appreciate and are honored to become a NAPSA Certified Sweeping Contractor. Our team strives very hard to be the best we can, whether it be in our work performance, customer service, or our safety practices. You can be rest assured that we will abide by and live up to NAPSA expectations. I look forward to meeting each of you in the future.
Property Management Systems, Inc.
Areas of Focus
NAPSA's Certification looks at several areas of focus on the application including:
- NAPSA Membership Terms
- Number of Years in Business
- Industry Education
- Employee Practices
- Business Practices
- Vehicle Practices
- Insurance Information
Each of these focus areas ask for specific information and documentation of the indicated practices.
In addition, applicants are required to sign the NAPSA Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethic's requires commitments in the following areas:
- General Obligations
- Client Obligations
- Employee Obligations
- Safety Obligations
- Professional Obligations
How to Apply
If you have trouble downloading these forms, please contact NAPSA Headquarters and we will send you an application.
Applications are usually processed in 30 – 60 days. You can expedite processing by including all documentation with your application and thorough answers to the application questions.
Members of the Certification Committee have all passed the qualification for certification.
All information obtained on the application remains confidential unless permission to use is given.
If you are a current Certified Sweeping Company and wish to renew your certification, please download the following renewal application:
CSC Renewal Application (pdf)