Public Access Key to CAPA’s Independent Certification Program

Washington, DC – The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) has added a dynamic new feature to its website,, which enables users to search its database by entering the CAPA seal number. Any visitor to, which has always been available free of charge, will be able to obtain all information about a particular part by simply entering the unique CAPA seal number. This system will provide instant verification that the part is currently certified.

CAPA is the only certifying organization that requires that each part (piece) be identified by a special, tamper proof seal. Each seal is marked with a unique number. Users of certified parts can now enter that seal number and the status of the part will appear on-screen (certified, decertified, etc.) along with all part information including the manufacturer, part type and lot number. For parts that are currently certified, you can even determine the status of individual part lots.

This search function, which has always been part of CAPA’s vigorous internal quality and tracking system, will now provide the public with detailed information about the part and its listing. “Public integrity and public access go hand in hand, and providing free access to important quality information is vital to running a credible program”, said Jack Gillis.

The CAPA website at is available to all Internet users, free of charge and provides information on the CAPA program as well as a direct link to the CAPA parts database.

The Certified Automotive Parts Association, founded in 1987, is the nation’s only independent, non-profit, third party crash parts quality certification organization. CAPA certification identifies, for both consumers and the industry, those parts that meet our high quality standards for fit, form, finish, material content and corrosion resistance.