NAPSA Certification: What Does It Do?

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The North American Power Sweeping Association has set the bar for professionalism within the power sweeping industry, and many companies have and will be stepping up to the challenge of achieving the ranks of the Certified Sweeping Companies (CSC). The certification formally recognizes those firms who operate in a professional manner and contribute to the overall image of the industry.

The CSC recognition is offered to companies of any size and focuses on areas such as:

  • NAPSA membership terms
  • Number of years in business
  • Industry education
  • Employee practices
  • Business practices
  • Vehicle practices
  • Insurance information

The CSC program is fast becoming a level of recognition required in some bid programs, or participating in certain projects. Further, certification has provided customers in the industry with a pool of companies that, by their practices, reduce insurance losses by increasing their level of professionalism; and therefore, create the opportunity for premium savings.

Property Owners
Why hire a CSC? How do you find a CSC?

By hiring a CSC company to maintain your property, you are ensuring that you will receive professional service. You will be hiring a company that is keeping up with the best practices in the industry and one that has been fundamental in developing and upholding NAPSA's standards of professionalism.

You will be hiring a professional company who is required to commit to the NAPSA Code of Ethics which requires commitments in the following areas:

  • General Obligations
  • Client Obligations
  • Employee Obligations
  • Safety Obligations
  • Professional Obligations

So, although you may see on the bid that the CSC bids are a little higher, you can rest assured that by hiring a CSC your expectations of professionalism and quality will be met.

CSC's in your area can be found by going to the NAPSA website,, and selecting the Contractor Locator. The CSC's will be the first companies listed in the search.

For more information about joining NAPSA visit or contact our office at 269-383-6993.