Nulca Accreditation enables locators to provide proof of their consistent training standards and training delivery methodology. In the interest of bringing additional credibility and maintaining confidentiality for our members, Nulca has partnered with NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR). NSF-ISR now independently reviews all training materials, processes, and programs related to the Nulca Competence Standard and ensures that members are meeting the requirements set forth in the standard. NSF-ISR was chosen to carry out the independent review based on their experience as a global leader in certification, verification, inspection and testing services.
NSF International is an independent global organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR) offers customizable second-party audits, as well as third-party comprehensive management systems registrations to internationally accepted standards for quality assurance and environmental protection for the automotive, aerospace, chemical, energy, medical and manufacturing industries (e.g. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, AS9100, TS16949, etc.). NSF-ISR also has a Second Party program which verifies partner-specific accreditations such as the Nulca Competency Standard.
The standard has been recognized by the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) Best Practices, which identify and validate the best practices to enhance safety and prevent damages to underground facilities. In order to earn the Nulca Accreditation, an organization’s program must be reviewed by NSF-ISR auditors to verify that all 10 components of the Nulca Competence Standard are met.