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How to Become a Pinnacle Mover

To qualify and achieve certification, a mover must meet and maintain criteria established to help ensure high levels of service and consumer protection.

What Does it Take to Become a Pinnacle Mover?

The Pinnacle Mover Program is administered by the Southwest Movers Association working in conjunction with a three-person certification panel made up of the SMA executive director and two public panel members.

The certification is valid for one year, although it may be revoked if the mover falls out of compliance. Any mover member company in good standing with SMA is eligible for consideration. An application fee of $150 is required to begin the certification process. A $100 fee is required for recertification.

The applicant company must fully and accurately complete a certification questionnaire and provide proof of attainment of individual certification criteria. The applicant must also agree to an on-site evaluation by the Pinnacle Mover certification committee or SMA staff if needed.

To achieve Pinnacle Mover status, a company must meet all required standards and criteria in addition to earning 150 points from a menu of optional criteria. Guidelines for the optional items are available from SMA.

What Does it Mean to Be a Pinnacle Mover?

Achieving the status of a Pinnacle Mover indicates a commitment to be the best in our industry. Once certified, a mover will receive an engraved award for display at their location in addition to decals and logos indicating Pinnacle Mover status.

SMA will issue a press release to the local media and to applicable regulatory agencies recognizing the certification. Pinnacle Movers will also be eligible to participate in local advertising recognizing Pinnacle Movers in that area.

SMA has developed a menu of special products and services available at a special discount only to Pinnacle Movers. The association is working with regulatory agencies and state government to develop financial incentives for those companies who achieve certification. Our goal is to recognize those companies who go the extra mile to offer consistent quality service and to offer incentives to continue to do so.

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