As Apple expands its Independent Repair Provider Program, the program will be available in more than 200 countries where Apple products are sold. Starting from this week, companies from 38 countries and regions can apply to be part of this program. Through this program, companies can gain access to Apple genuine parts, tools, training, service guides, diagnostics and resources if qualified. The program is targeted to companies providing out of warranty services like iPhone display and battery replacements, and Mac logic board and video card replacements. If you are interested to be a part of this program then you have to send an email to IRPapplicant@apple.com along with the Independent Repair Provider Notification of Interest form.
Who can apply?
If you are an authorized Apple’s product reseller or are a reseller and distributor of Apple product parts then you will not be eligible to be a part of this program. Companies interested in providing out-of-warranty repair service for iPhone and Mac can apply to this program. According to Apple, “Although you meet all the requirements, it is not guaranteed that you will be part of this program“.
- Should be a registered business and be able to send verification documents to Apple.
- Commercial walk-in service location which is easily accessible should be maintained by the companies.
- Residential address would not be accepted as a service location.
- Companies are required to have Apple-certified technicians perform the repairs.
You have to pass exams through an online Authorized Testing Center to be certified to repair Apple products. Click Here for more information.
The certification process is easy and free of cost. You can be an Apple-certified technician even if you have no experience or training.
Click Here to download Independent Repair Provider Notification of Interest form. After filling up the form, send it to IRPapplicant@apple.com.