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The Quality Assurance Program, or QAP, is a nationally recognized accreditation program for the adaptive mobility equipment industry. It is based on the guiding principle that quality is the ultimate key to operating a successful business. The program was developed to assist consumers in the process of selecting dealers to meet their transportation needs. QAP was also established to assist third party payers in the choice of quality vendors. NMEDA’s Quality Assurance Program, in fact, is the only accreditation program within the adaptive equipment industry governing personal transportation.
The QAP designation enhances vehicle modification and adaptive equipment
installation in a manner consistent with the highest standards available
in the industry. It binds dealers to guidelines rooted in National safety
standards, an inhouse crash testing program and proven shop practices
that assure the highest level of performance and safety. That kind of
work, that kind of care, that kind of integrity are what establish customer
trust, and customer trust is a key to
Dealers who participate in the QAP are held to extremely high standards.
They are required to maintain four types of insurance for liability
purposes. They need to have certified welders on hand if they perform
any type of structural
It is a dealer who chooses to participate in NMEDA’s Quality
Assurance Program. It is one who submits to inspections by an independent
engineering firm (RADCO) at least annually for compliance with NMEDA
Guidelines, and for
Download the complete NMEDA’s Quality Assurance Program Overview for the United States, http://www.nmeda.org/united_states/QAP_OVERVIEW.pdf.