Due to the changing weather patterns and resulting disasters, increased thefts, and a growing desire to protect one’s assets, many schools, medical facilities, municipalities, business owners, homeowners, and renters 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, and Accountants are seeking credible, trustworthy home and business inventory professionals to recommend to their clients.
Busy lifestyles have encouraged many to hire an inventory professional to create this documentation for their permanent residences and vacation homes, and to receive professional assistance after a loss from fire, theft, or a 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 documents 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. Knowledge and education are imperative for all industry professionals when starting and growing any business. Thus, the creation of the National Inventory Certification Association™ (NICA) – to serve these needs for the inventory industry.
The National Inventory Certification Association was founded in 2011, with new leadership established in 2013.
The growth of the home and business personal property inventory industry has created the need for national representation. The purpose of NICA is to assist inventory professionals in achieving quality education and an approved certification program for members and all industry professionals alike.
NICA has chosen to take the lead by helping to set the standards of the industry and encourage professionalism through the extra effort of continuing education. Uniting independent inventory companies throughout the United States is a vision that is being realized.
It is due to this initiative that NICA has become recognized as the education and certification authority for the home inventory industry. We are dedicated to the success of our members. Therefore, we are a member-driven association. Committees are formed to help drive the decisions being made regarding certification, membership, courses, and additional association management directives. This focus results in increased recognition, credibility, and visibility – all helping to secure member and consumer confidence.