What is the process to become NAID AAA Certified?
Once you are an Active Member of NAID you can apply for NAID AAA Certification. Please submit the
appropriate certification application along with the
applicable fees. Once the application is completed,
we will assign it to a NAID auditor. The auditor will
contact you to schedule the audit. They will report
their findings back to NAID. If compliant, your audit
will be forwarded to the Certification Review Board for
final approval. If approved, you will receive an email
notification along with NAID AAA Certification assets,
be listed in the NAID Directory as certified, and receive
a certificate showing your status.
How long does it take to become NAID Certified?
Once NAID receives a completed application, NAID Certification typically takes 4-8 weeks. Often,
applications are not submitted complete.
What is the difference between Mobile Operations and Plant-based Operations?
Mobile Operations is completed via destruction equipment in a mobile vehicle at the customer’s site
to allow the customer the opportunity to witness
the destruction taking place, if they chose to do so.
Plant-based Operations is completed via stationary
equipment in a secured building.
What is the difference between a Collection Facility and a Transfer Processing Station (TPS)?
A Collection Facility and a TPS are both temporary secured locations, where the confidential material
is stored prior to being destroyed via a Plant-based
A Collection Facility must abide by the same
requirements as a Plant-based Operation, with the
exception of the destruction equipment and CCTV
system. With a Collection Facility, the confidential
material is not processed and therefore the bins
are secured at all times and never opened. The
confidential material must be transferred to the
Plant-based Operation within 3 business days for
A TPS must abide by the same requirements as a
Plant-based Operation, with the exception of the
destruction equipment. With a TPS, the confidential
material is able to be processed
and therefore a TPS
must be audited.
material must be
What if the Customer at an
onsite job doesn’t
want to come out to the
truck to watch? Is the work
still NAID AAA Certified?
Yes. As long as the customer has the opportunity or option to witness the destruction, then the mobile
destruction operation is still considered NAID AAA
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