IC PRECHECK BENEFITS FOR YOU AND YOUR CLIENTS

IC Precheck Designation 

Use the “ICP” designation on your resume, your LinkedIn profile, the job boards or platforms where you are registered. ICP certified contractors are also entitled to use the IC Precheck logo as a badge on their digital profiles to increase awareness of your certification. We will send you all the artwork you need with your ICP Certification Welcome Kit.

Client Protection Guarantee

Also included in your Welcome Kit will be your IC Precheck Certificate. The ICP Certificate contains the Client Protection Guarantee language that details your qualifications as an Independent Contractor and explains the unilateral extension of that protection from IC Precheck to your clients. Simply stated, IC Precheck guarantees no engagement that an ICP Certified contractor enters into with a client will be judged or ruled by a state or federal agency to be improperly classified as an independent contractor due to the qualifications of the ICP Certified contractor. If such a claim is made, then IC Precheck will defend the claim and compensate your client if our certification fails to protect them. There is nothing your client has to sign to get this protection; it comes as part of your package whenever a client engages you as a 1099, independent contractor. 

IC Compliance & Best Practices Training

See our compliance and best practices training philosophy here.

Quick and easy certification process

Because the ICP Certification is attesting to your qualifications of state and federal regulatory agencies, we have to probe a bit. But if you have ready access to your business records over the last few years, then you should be able to complete the application in 15-20 minutes. And don’t worry, we won’t be asking you to upload those sensitive business and tax records; but you will be required to reference some key information they contain. If you stumble upon terms or requests you don’t understand or you just have questions, we are there for you by phone, email or text, however you prefer to be supported. 

‘No certification, no pay’ promise

If we cannot certify you, then you get all of your money back. No questions asked. But know this: if there are only a few attainable factors preventing you from becoming certified, then we will prepare a certification plan for you and give you as much time as you need to get things in order. So whether you are a freelancer who is new to the 1099 / independent contractor classification or you are in transition from a primary W2 employee status, we are here to help you become ICP certified and stay certified. 

Onboarding & Due Diligence Package Delivery

Per your secure and online request, IC Precheck will deliver your custom Onboarding & Due Diligence Package to your clients, including but not limited to the following:

  • IC Precheck Certificate

  • Client Indemnification (Unilateral Extension Language)

  • Form W-9

  • Business Entity and Employer Identification Number (EIN) status report

  • IC Business Insurance COI (wether you have your own or you obtain coverage through Bunker Insurance)

  • Additional items will be included for IC Precheck Professional.

IC Precheck Professional Toolkit

Who is the Professional Toolkit designed for?

We developed this optional, premium add-on service for the following situations that may apply to you: 

  • You are required by a client to have a formal corporate agency serve as a risk management or administrative intermediary for the engagement with that client;

  • You enter 5 or more unique client engagements each year and you want the administrative and risk management support to make your business run more efficiently and to consolidate all of your invoicing, reporting and tax reporting into a single record vs many;

  • You want to take advantage of our Same Day Pay for ICs payment feature and bypass those long client payment terms of 15/30/45/60 days or more. The day your invoice is approved, your pay is immediately made available to you.

What are the benefits of the Professional Toolkit?

The Professional Toolkit add-on to the IC Precheck Certification consists of our contractor-based agency of record service that supports you as follows:

Your Agency  We are your on-demand agency and we actually work for you. Use “Your Agency” when your client company prefers or requires an agency intermediary service. Engage directly (without Your Agency) when your client can easily do so. When you do use Your Agency you only pay a small percentage of your bill rate / fees. If you don’t use Your Agency then you don’t pay. 

Administrative Support  As Your Agency, we support the administrative needs of all your engagements: contract development support; online invoice generation, submittal and approval tracking (online for you and your client); Same Day Pay for approved invoices; segmented tax reporting and filing (although we are not your tax advisors or CPAs); dispute resolution – we talk to the client when there is a discrepancy you want us to handle; contract amendments, extensions and early terminations. 

On-Demand When you sign up for the IC Precheck Professional Toolkit, we prepare a set of custom contract addendums for you to attach to your contracts with clients. On-demand means you use (and pay) for Your Agency only when you choose to use it.

Unilateral Coverage Your Agency is a unilateral extension of risk management and administrative support services to your clients, underwritten by IC Precheck. All you have to do to engage Your Agency is add the addendums to the contract and price your engagement accordingly.  

Enhanced IC Compliance  Upon review of your scope of work and an understanding of how the engagement will be managed, IC Precheck will extend to you and your client comprehensive indemnification coverage of the 1099, independent contractor engagement. As an IC that provides your own misclassification indemnification coverage, you will materially differentiate yourself from other freelancers without Your Agency.

Professional Toolkit Training  IC Precheck will provide you all the training and live support you need to fully understand Your Agency and how to put it to work for you. 

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IC Precheck Designation         

Client Protection Guarantee

Compliance & Best Practices Training

Quick and easy certification process  

Onboarding & Due Diligence Package

‘No certification, no pay’ promise      

IC Precheck Professional Toolkit

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