National Inventory Certification Association – Education and certification for industry professionals


Recurring disasters, increased thefts, and a growing desire to protect one’s assets have encouraged many homeowners, renters, and business owners to pursue the services of home inventory professionals. Schools, medical facilities, factories, professional offices, municipalities, and many other industries have become more aware of the necessity to have an inventory of their personal and business assets.

Professional advisors such as Insurance Agents, Financial Planners, Attorneys, Appraisers, and Accountants are seeking credible, trustworthy inventory professionals to recommend to their clients or to collaborate with on projects.

Busy lifestyles have encouraged many to hire an inventory professional to create this documentation for their permanent residence, vacation homes, and/or off-site storage units. This helps them provide the required information to their police department or insurance adjuster after a loss from theft, fire, or natural disaster. Savvy business owners and entrepreneurs are equally as busy and realize that it is important to focus on what they do best – building their own businesses and responding to customers’ needs – while leaving the task of creating the inventory to the industry experts.

These needs have encouraged the growth of the home inventory industry, also known as personal property, contents, or asset inventory. This growth has resulted in a desire for cohesiveness and structure within the industry. The search and attainment of knowledge and education are imperative for all industry professionals when starting and growing any business, and is what encouraged the creation of the National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA).


The National Inventory Certification Association provides education for its members and the public on the needs and benefits of having a personal property inventory. We are aware that some choose to do their own contents inventory of their home, business, or RV rather than hire a professional service. In our continued effort to provide educational resources, our eBooks were written with the Do-It-Yourselfer in mind. You will learn why this information is so important, and how to complete yours.


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With so many years of experience in the business, NICA is your source for the highest quality vendors.


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Nationwide Inventory Professionals

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