Becoming an accredited organisation

The accreditation of companies that deal with NAIT animals is an important part of the NAIT scheme as it removes some of the compliance burden from the PICA farmer.

The accreditation process is designed to ensure that all companies or entities that handle NAIT data and perform NAIT actions on behalf of themselves or other users are compliant with the NAIT Accreditation Standard.

The Accreditation standard is designed to manage the NAIT system integrity and performance, provision of data access, information verification and compliance processes.

Section 20 of the NAIT act sets out the steps to become accredited, these are also outlined below in detail.

Types of accreditation

There are multiple types of accreditation that can be granted and each type will allow your company to perform different actions. Depending on the needs of your company, you will be assigned one or more of these accreditation types at the completion of your application.

Information Provider

  • This allows you to perform any NAIT actions on behalf of a PICA farmer. These actions include but are not limited to; Animal registration, movement creation and Animal update.
  • You will need to establish a relationship with each NAIT number in the NAIT system, this is how you tell us which NAIT numbers you have a contract with and are allowed to act on behalf of.

Movement Exemption

  • This accreditation type allows a sale yard or a meat processor account to bypass the two legged movement system and create a one legged movement from a PICA Farmer to the processor or sale yard NAIT number.
  • The PICA farmer does not need to confirm the movement in the case of a movement exemption receiving movement being created. The movement will be confirmed straight away and the animals will be moved to your sale yard or processor location.

Tag Manufacturer

  • This accreditation type allows tag manufacturers to enquire, reserve and upload tag orders as is required in the device standards. These functions are not available to any account that does not have this accreditation.

Steps to become accredited

1. Complete the following application forms and mail them to:

Accreditation application
Accreditation assurance and undertaking to comply
Data sharing agreement

PO Box 3412
Wellington 6140
Attn: Accreditation team

Or email to

2. Payment of a fee

A fee of $500 (including GST) is required to become NAIT accredited. Payment must be made at the time of application. Please note your GST receipt for the payment will only be issues upon receiving full accreditation.

Direct Credit:
Pay into bank account 03-0584-0297599-00. Please include your organisation's name in the reference field as it appears on the application form.

You can attach a cheque made out to NAIT Limited to your application.

3. NAIT system training

The final step for completion of the accreditation process is training in one of our NAIT testing environments. You will receiving a training pack relevant to your organisation type and test accounts to be used for training to ensure you are able to use the NAIT system.

Click here to see the full terms of use for an information provider to act on behalf of a PICA in the NAIT system.