Individuals or organisations dealing with cattle or deer can apply to become a NAIT accredited information provider and/or an entity. Accreditation allows the individual or organisation to carry out certain functions on behalf of a person in charge of animals (PICA).
NAIT accredited information providers can be contracted by a PICA to undertake their NAIT obligations on their behalf. This may include:
- registering animals, and
- recording animal movements.
NAIT accredited entities may be businesses such as meat processors or sale yards. An accredited entity will declare movements to their NAIT location on the sending PICAs behalf automatically. A contract for this service is not required between the PICA and the entity. An entity may also be accredited as an information provider.