National Inventory Certification Association – Education and certification for industry professionals
07 Dec 2016

Ohio Personal Property Inventory Professional Achieves Certification

The National Inventory Certification Association congratulates member Gina Wagner for achieving the designation of Certified Inventory Specialist.

gina picture 5The National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is pleased to announce that Gina Wagner, owner of Wagner’s Inventory Services LLC in Brooklyn, Ohio, has recently earned the designation of Certified Inventory Specialist (CIS). Achieving this designation confirms her knowledge to provide quality residential and small business contents inventory services.

To earn this certification, Wagner passed specified continuing education courses developed by NICA, agreed to conduct business according to the asset industry Code of Ethics, and accumulated a required number of Continuing Education Units. There is an increasing awareness of the necessity and benefits of having a prepared photographic and written record of one’s personal property. This knowledge and the ever-increasing busy lifestyles of homeowners and business owners alike create a growing demand for a professional inventory service provider.

Achieving certification is not required for the contents inventory professional. By choosing to invest in  continuing education shows Wagner’s desire to learn the industry and let her clients know that she has gone the extra mile to ensure she provides quality inventory services. Wagner explained, “I believe in serving clients with professionalism and excellence. Having achieved my CIS designation helps show my dedication to my clients, my company, and the industry.”

Mike Hartman, Executive Director of NICA, said, “I was impressed the first time I met Gina. You can hear her excitement about this industry in her voice. Having narrowly missed a house fire really drove the need for an inventory home to  her. She now is on a crusade to teach others of the need for this service.” We are pleased to have her as a certified member of our association.”  

Based in Brooklyn, Ohio, Wagner’s Inventory Services offers residential and business asset inventory services to the Cleveland Metro Area and all of Northeast Ohio. 

04 May 2016

South Carolina Inventory Professional Achieves Certification

The National Inventory Certification Association congratulates member Donna Courtney of Courtney Inventory for achieving the designation of Certified Inventory Specialist.

Donna Business photo 001 (2)PRESS RELEASE – The National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is pleased to announce that Donna Courtney, owner of Courtney Inventory in Little River, South Carolina, has recently earned the designation of Certified Inventory Specialist (CIS). Achieving this designation through the NICA confirms her knowledge to provide quality residential and small business contents inventory services.

Explaining why she invested in certification, Courtney said, “As a licensed insurance agent for 30 years, I earned various designations which enabled me to stay engaged and knowledgeable about the insurance industry. Continuing education is extremely important to me, which is what encouraged me to earn the CIS designation. This helps show my clients that I have taken the extra steps to be a leader in my industry.”

There is an increasing awareness of the necessity and benefits of having a prepared photographic and written record of one’s personal property. This knowledge and the ever-increasing busy lifestyles of homeowners and business owners alike create a growing demand for a professional inventory service provider. Choosing to achieve certification shows residential and commercial clients and potential clients that Courtney is a dedicated professional.

Mike Hartman, Executive Director of NICA, shared that “coming from the insurance profession that requires certification and continuing education, Donna is aware of the importance of certification. Her professional background solidifies that education is essential when you want to put the client first.”  

A requirement for certification and membership with NICA is to agree to conduct business according to the established industry Code of Ethics. Based in South Carolina, Courtney Inventory provides residential and commercial asset inventory services in the state of South Carolina and Southeast North Carolina. 

17 Feb 2016

Inventory Professional Achieves Designation

The National Inventory Certification Association congratulates member John Rogerson of Howell, NJ, for achieving the designation of Certified Inventory Specialist.

Rogerson (1)PRESS RELEASE – The National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is pleased to announce that John D. Rogerson, owner of Rogerson Inventory LLC, has recently earned the designation of Certified Inventory Specialist (CIS). Achieving this designation confirms his knowledge to provide quality residential and small business contents professional inventory services to his clients in New Jersey, Southeastern New York, and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

A requirement for certification and membership with NICA is to agree to conduct business according to the established industry Code of Ethics. “When I first met John, I could tell he is a person of high integrity, and my continued contact with him has confirmed my first impression,” stated Mike Hartman, Executive Director of NICA.

There is an increasing awareness of the necessity and benefits of having a prepared photographic and written record of one’s personal property. This knowledge creates a greater demand for a professional inventory service for both residential and commercial clients. Choosing to achieve certification will enable Rogerson to stand apart from other asset inventory professionals who have not yet achieved this designation. Receiving this certification shows clients and potential clients that John is a professional who is recognized by those in this field, and one who chooses to put in the extra effort towards professionalism. Rogerson achieved his certification very early in his entrepreneurial endeavor, and explained, “I am a very focused and detailed individual, and decided I wanted to start out offering inventory services with these credentials. I understand the importance for a new business to emit professionalism and this is one of the best ways I felt I could do that.”

Based in Howell, New Jersey, Rogerson Inventory provides residential and commercial asset inventory services in New Jersey, Southeastern New York, and Southeastern Pennsylvania. In addition to being certified, he is also bonded and insured. 

25 Nov 2015

New Jersey Inventory Professional Achieves Certification

The National Inventory Certification Association congratulates member Sue Gallagher for achieving the designation of Certified Inventory Specialist.

PRESS RELEASE – The National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is pleased to announce that Sue Gallagher, owner of Inventory Solutions of N.J., LLC, has recently earned the designation of Certified Inventory Specialist (CIS). Achieving this designation confirms her knowledge and experience to provide quality residential and small business contents professional inventory services.

Inventory Solutions of N.J. was established as a result of a personal loss. “I left home to attend a barbecue, and just three hours later, my neighbors notified me that my house was on fire. I returned to find that my home of 20 years was completely destroyed,” Gallagher stated. Through the daunting task of trying to remember, list, and prove ownership of everything she owned, Gallagher realized the need for homeowners and business owners to have a thorough record of their belongings.

There is an increasing awareness of the necessity and benefits of having a prepared photographic and written record of one’s personal property. This knowledge creates a greater demand for a professional inventory service for both residential and commercial clients. Choosing to achieve certification will enable Gallagher to stand apart from other asset inventory professionals who have not yet achieved designation as a Certified Inventory Specialist. Receiving this certification shows clients and potential clients that she is a professional who is recognized by those in this field.

A requirement for certification and membership with the National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is to agree to conduct business according to the established industry Code of Ethics as well as maintain that certification through continued CEU requirements annually.  “When someone chooses to become certified, it shows that they have a desire to go beyond the basics, that they know it is important to continue to stay on top of their industry, and to always seek continuing education opportunities,” stated Cindy Hartman, Managing Director of NICA.

NICA is nationally recognized as the official certification authority for the personal property/asset inventory industry. The certification and continuing education opportunities ensure that members have access to quality industry knowledge as well as business and professional development.

Based in Spring Lake Heights, NJ, Inventory Solutions of N.J. provides residential and commercial asset inventory services. For more information visit www.inventorysolutionsnj.com

07 Oct 2015

Zionsville Home Inventory Professional Achieves Certification

The National Inventory Certification Association congratulates Zionsville, Indiana, business owner on achieving designation as a Certified Inventory Specialist.

Crawford PhotoPRESS RELEASE – The National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is pleased to announce that Jane Crawford, owner of Crawford Inventory, has recently earned the designation of Certified Inventory Specialist (CIS). Achieving this designation confirms her knowledge to provide quality residential and small business contents professional inventory services.

A requirement for certification and membership with NICA is to agree to conduct business according to the established industry Code of Ethics. Ms. Crawford stated, “Becoming certified was a choice. I decided to pursue this designation because I believe it is important to stay current with the industry. Being certified also enables me to be associated with other asset inventory professionals.”

There is an increasing awareness of the necessity and benefits of having a prepared photographic and written record of one’s personal property. This knowledge creates a greater demand for a professional inventory service for both residential and commercial clients. Choosing to achieve certification will enable Crawford to stand apart from other  inventory professionals who have not yet achieved designation as a Certified Inventory Specialist. Mike Hartman, Executive Director of NICA, stated, “Earning the distinction of adding CIS to her name shows clients and potential clients that Crawford is a professional who is recognized by those in this industry.”

The National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is nationally recognized as the official certification authority for the personal property/asset inventory industry. The certification and continuing education opportunities ensure that members have access to quality industry knowledge as well as business and professional development. Their website is http://www.nationalinventorycertificationassociation.com/final.

Based in Zionsville, Indiana, Crawford Inventory is a woman-owned business and a Licensee of Nationwide Inventory Professionals, providing residential and commercial asset inventory services in Boone County and the surrounding areas.

25 Nov 2014

Durham, NC Inventory Professional Achieves Certification

National Inventory Certification Association congratulates member Robert Woodson for achieving the designation of Certified Inventory Specialist.

WoodsonThe National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is pleased to announce that Robert Woodson, of Inventory Investments, Ltd., has recently earned the designation of Certified Inventory Specialist (CIS). Achieving this designation confirms his knowledge to provide quality residential and small business contents professional inventory services.

To apply for certification and membership with NICA, the inventory professional must agree to conduct business according to the established industry Code of Ethics. Prior to taking the exam, the applicant must meet CEU and other requirements. Achieving designation for the asset inventory industry is an elective process. Mr. Woodson stated, “I chose to be certified to communicate to my organization and clients, that our brand means excellence!”

Inventory Investments, Ltd. was established in 2009, providing commercial asset inventory services. Discussing his decision to enter into the residential market, Woodson explains, “After years of doing inventories for small businesses, we wanted to diversify our service offering by providing care to homeowners.

There is an increasing awareness of the necessity and benefits of having a prepared photographic and written record of one’s personal property. This knowledge creates a greater demand for a professional inventory service for both residential and commercial clients. Choosing to achieve certification will enable Woodson’s company to stand apart from other asset inventory professionals who have not yet achieved designation as a Certified Inventory Specialist.

The National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is nationally recognized as the official certification authority for the personal property/asset inventory industry. The certification and continuing education opportunities ensure that members have access to quality industry knowledge as well as business and professional development.

Based in Durham, North Carolina, Inventory Investments, Ltd provides residential and commercial asset inventory services throughout the Triangle Triad of North Carolina. For more information visit their website or contact Robert Woodson at 919-450-5272 or email contact@inventoryinvestments.com.

19 Nov 2014

Why Achieve Certification?

CertifiedCertifications serve a variety of purposes for a plethora of industries.  Some professions require designation to perform the chosen services, while others are elective. The asset inventory industry provides an elective process to achieve this status.

During the time you devote to accomplish your designation, you might begin to think that you’d prefer to spend the required time with family and friends, relaxing, or being involved in a multitude of other activities that are much more inviting than taking courses and tests.

So why achieve certification? For the asset inventory industry, there are some key things to consider when you are deciding whether to “bother” becoming certified:

  • The initials after your name tell current and potential clients that you are serious about your business – serious enough that you’ve taken the extra step to prove your knowledge and expertise.
  • Having a designation allows you to stand out among others in your industry. When someone is deciding who to call, the company with a certification will most likely be the one they choose to hire.
  • Putting forth the effort shows that you have chosen to be a leader in the industry.
  • Certification indicates that you are one of the best in the industry and that you care about excellence.
  • It states that you invested time on professional development, a key element of a quality asset inventory professional.

When others in your industry are not certified, you have taken the steps top place yourself in a very good position to be viewed at the leader in your service area.

01 Oct 2014

National Inventory Certification Association Improves Certification Process

To receive Certified Inventory Specialist designation, asset inventory professionals will earn CEUs through life experiences, formal education, and NICA-approved courses.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) has announced improvements to their Certified Inventory Specialist certification process. Creating these revisions for the asset (personal property) inventory industry places NICA’s professional development program within the standards established by the leading association organizations.

Developed by NICA and operated in conjunction with the Inventory Institute, these two professional inventory organizations have established a checks and balances to ensure an ethically developed and managed certification program. This is accomplished through the Inventory Institute determining the prerequisites to achieve certification while NICA develops the education courses to meet those needs.

In addition to passing the required online self-paced courses offered on the NICA website, the candidates will be able to also earn credits for formal education, seminar attendance, military experience, years in business, and other life experiences. These requirements indicate that the asset inventory professional has shown proficiency and skills deemed necessary for a quality inventory service provider. Upon earning the determined number of CEUs, the candidate can apply to take the certification exam to achieve the designation of Certified Inventory Specialist (CIS).

NICA Managing Director, Cindy Hartman, stated, “Our industry is growing. The timing is right to develop a quality, nationally-approved certification program to help bring cohesiveness and accountability to the asset inventory industry. An inventory professional will benefit by being affiliated with these two organizations and agreeing to conduct business according to the industry standard Code of Ethics. Achieving their CIS certification will gain them additional recognition as a leader in the industry.”

Non-members can also apply for and achieve CIS designation. All NICA members receive the benefit of a 50% discount on all Continuing Education Courses and the Certification Exam.

Remaining within the guidelines of association industry standards, Certified Members will be required to meet a set number of CEUs to renew certification every two (2) years.

03 Sep 2014

Pittsburg, CA Inventory Professional Achieves Certification

National Inventory Certification Association congratulates member Tricia Hoekwater for achieving the designation of Certified Inventory Specialist.

HoekwaterThe National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is pleased to announce that Tricia Hoekwater, owner of Uniquely Yours Digital Solutions, has recently earned the designation of Certified Inventory Specialist (CIS). Achieving this designation confirms her knowledge to provide quality residential and small business contents professional inventory services.

A requirement for certification and membership with NICA is to agree to conduct business according to the established industry Code of Ethics. Ms. Hoekwater stated, “My main purpose to become certified is to be associated with other inventory professionals, continue my professional growth and provide my clients with the highest quality services.”

Uniquely Yours Digital Solutions was established in 2009 as a result of her being a victim of a home robbery. “It was a painful experience identifying what was missing or damaged. I didn’t want anyone else to have to deal with that trauma,” Tricia explained.

There is an increasing awareness of the necessity and benefits of having a prepared photographic and written record of one’s personal property. This knowledge creates a greater demand for a professional inventory service for both residential and commercial clients. Choosing to achieve certification will enable Hoekwater to stand apart from other asset inventory professionals who have not yet achieved designation as a Certified Inventory Specialist. In her words, Tricia completed this testing process “to show that I am a professional who is recognized by those in the field. I also wanted to have a resource for further education in my industry.”

The National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is nationally recognized as the official certification authority for the personal property/asset inventory industry. The certification and continuing education opportunities ensure that members have access to quality industry knowledge as well as business and professional development.

Based in Pittsburg, California, Uniquely Yours Digital Solutions provides residential and commercial asset inventory services in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout northern California. For more information contact Tricia Hoekwater at 925-206-0103 or via email at uniquelyyours@outlook.com.

20 Aug 2014

Oak Park, Michigan Inventory Professional Achieves Certification

National Inventory Certification Association congratulates member Sam Moore for achieving the designation of Certified Inventory Specialist.

SamMooreThe National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is pleased to announce that Sam Moore, owner of Unique Home and Business Inventory, has recently earned the designation of Certified Inventory Specialist (CIS). Achieving this designation confirms his knowledge to provide quality residential and small business contents inventory services.

A requirement for certification and membership with NICA is to agree to conduct business according to the established industry Code of Ethics. Mr. Moore entered the inventory industry three years ago when looking for an opportunity to start a business. After seeing a post about home inventory, he realized how important this service is. “Most people are unaware that they need this information; now I can share my knowledge and fill this need for my clients.”

There is an increasing awareness of the necessity and benefits of having a photographic and written record of one’s personal property. This knowledge creates a greater demand for a professional inventory service for both residential and commercial clients. Choosing to achieve certification will enable Moore to stand apart from other asset inventory professionals who have not yet achieved designation as a Certified Inventory Specialist. In his words, Sam completed this testing process “to show that I am a professional who is recognized by those in the field. I also wanted to have a source for further education in my industry.”

The National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) is nationally recognized as the official certification authority for the personal property/asset inventory industry. The certification and continuing education opportunities ensure that members have access to quality industry knowledge as well as business and professional development. Their website is http://www.nationalinventorycertificationassociation.com/final.

Based in Oak Park, Michigan, Unique Home and Business Inventory provides residential and commercial asset inventory services throughout Southeast Michigan. For more information visit his website, or contact Sam Moore at 248-842-5214 or via email at document_4_you@yahoo.com.