After reviewing our old NAIT accreditation process, we introduced a new five-step process in early 2022.
Follow the process outlined below to apply for accreditation as an information provider, an entity dealing with NAIT animals, or both. If you’re accredited under the old system, you’ll need to reapply.
Apply for accreditation as:
Accreditation lasts for 3 years, then you need to reapply.
Being accredited brings you many benefits:
To become accredited, anyone on your team who uses the NAIT system will need to complete online training modules and pass the assessment. This includes:
If new people join your team, they must complete the training. You’ll need to provide their certificates when you renew your accreditation.
We’ve introduced training to make sure that people providing services to our customers understand:
You can pay by credit card, or request an invoice by:
Everyone who successfully completes the training receives a certificate. You need these certificates for the next steps in the accreditation process, so keep them on file.
Once you’ve completed the accreditation training modules, contact our approved audit agency to ask for a quote and arrange your audit. You pay fees for audits directly to the agency.
They will audit you for compliance with the:
To prepare for your audit, you may want to:
When the audit is complete, the agency will provide you with a report. You will need to either:
If you disagree with the report, talk to the agency first, and they will follow their dispute resolution process.
Once an approved agency states you are meeting the required standards, you need to complete the NAIT accreditation:
Complete the trademark licensing agreement form if you would like to apply to use the NAIT Accredited logo on your website and other company materials.
You can complete these forms online, or download PDF versions if you prefer.
Follow the links below to submit application forms online.
You can download, save and print accreditation forms if you prefer this to submitting forms online.
When you have completed the forms and gathered any other information required, you can send all your documents to us by:
Once we receive your application, we’ll send you an invoice for payment.
Accreditation application fees are:
The data access fee is $130 (plus GST) for:
Having data access is vital as it means you are approved to link into the NAIT system and access NAIT data. All accredited organisations need this approval.
The NAIT system administrator must be satisfied that the way you access and submit data is safe. This means if you don't submit data to NAIT by opening animaltrace.nait.co.nz in your browser — for example, if you use your own software — you will need to provide additional information about this and we may put conditions on your use.
The data access fee is a one-off — you don’t need to reapply when renewing your accreditation.
All fees are non-refundable.
Our fees are set in the NAIT (Fees and Forms) Regulations.
Once you’ve paid your fees, we will:
If we have any questions, we’ll contact the person named on the application form.
Once we’ve processed your application we’ll send you a letter stating whether your accreditation application has been successful. This will happen within 20 working days of us receiving your data access and application fees.
If you’re a successful applicant:
If you’re an unsuccessful applicant:
You pay an application fee for each new application.
If you’re already accredited but have been unsuccessful this time:
If you disagree with our assessment of your application, email email@example.com We will follow our dispute process and the head of traceability will review your case.
If you would like more information on applying for accreditation: