QAP is about one thing – safety. That makes our message simple:
Bottom line: when you’re looking for a wheelchair accessible vehicle or adaptive equipment, take the guesswork out of safety – make sure you’re dealing with a QAP accredited dealer.
All NMEDA members who actually build converted vehicles (think BraunAbility, VMI, etc…) are required to achieve and maintain the Manufacturers Quality Assurance Program (MQAP) accreditation. That means that ALL of their conversions must be reviewed and accepted by NMEDA’s Compliance Review Program (CRP) automotive engineers to ensure compliance with a myriad of federal safety regulations.
All vehicles that have been reviewed and accepted by CRP are posted here. When it comes to new conversions, QAP accredited locations are required to sell ONLY vehicles that have been accepted and posted.
[NOTE: Non-MQAP manufacturers may also submit conversions to CRP for review and posting. NMEDA membership is NOT required to have a conversion posted.]
QAP Rules…& Guidelines?
Yeah, there is a little more to QAP than just the Rules. Ok, a lot more (we told you this program had teeth). QAP dealers are also required to abide by the Guidelines, which govern everything from the grade of automotive wiring required for specific jobs to the electrical diagram documentation needed for certain installs, and everything in between.
QAP accreditation is open to everybody
Every NMEDA dealer member location is required to be accredited, but the program is open to all mobility dealers. Interested? Join as a dealer member here or contact us at 813.264.2697 to learn how to achieve non-member QAP accreditation.