Sarah Bruce
Public Relations / Member Engagement
Email: sarahbruce@ara.bc.ca
Phone: 604-432-7987

How the Certified Collision Repair Program Can Save You Money

The implementation of the ICBC Collision Repair Program raises the bar for the entire collision repair industry to focus on delivering accurate and safe repairs. To help body shops be top performers, the Automotive Retailers Association (ARA) offers its Certified Collision Repair Program as a cost-saving alternative to comply with this new level of professionalism required by the provincial insurer.

The ARA’s Certified Collision Repair Program is one of three third-party certification programs that are currently recognized by ICBC, along with Certified Collision Care (CCC) and Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program (CCIAP). Alternatives recognized by ICBC are, as a minimum, I-CAR Gold Class, or becoming OEM-certified.

Why choose ARA’s Certified Collision Repair Program?

Save money – ARA members pay only $800 plus tax per year, which makes the ARA’s Certified Collision Repair Program the most affordable option on the market when compared to CCIAP and CCC. In addition to that, the Certified Collision Repair Program will automatically have you registered nationally with the Canadian Collision Industry Accreditation Program.

Be recognized with the best – Demonstrate that your facility is qualified, competent, and has all the necessary infrastructure and training to repair today’s complex vehicles accurately and safely. By meeting OEM and ICBC program requirements, you will provide your customers and stakeholders with confidence that your business is qualified and competent to perform safe and accurate repairs.

Favour convenience – With COVID-19 safety protocols in place, travelling and in-person visits in facilities can be challenging. For your convenience, the Certified Collision Repair Program incorporates a provincial rotation of audits. If not in line with your schedule, the ARA is capable of conducting a virtual audit to meet the ICBC requirements and will coordinate an in-person audit later to maintain program integrity.

For more information, contact David Ribeiro, ARA’s senior industry relations advisor, at crd@ara.bc.ca