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CCIAP expands in Quebec after merging with CCPQ

By CRM Staff 

Toronto, Ontario – March 25, 2019 –More than 300 collision shops in the province of Quebec have registered with the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP) since the announcement of its merger with the Corporation des Carrossiers Professionnels du Quebec (CCPQ) in October of 2018.

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.

CCPQ was formed in 1998 to serve the collision industry in Quebec. Over its 20 plus year existence, the organization has supported the interests and rights of its members, as well as the objectives of all industry stakeholders including insurers and customers.

“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.”

For more information visit cciap.ca.

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