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Professional Services


R401 SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: PERSONAL CARE (NON-MEDICAL)

OBJECT CLASS CODE
25.8 - Subsistence and support of persons

SUGGESTED NAICS

524113 - Direct Life Insurance Carriers

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in initially underwriting (i.e., assuming the risk and assigning premiums) annuities and life insurance policies, disability income insurance policies, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance policies.

Cross-References.

  • Establishments primarily engaged in reinsuring life insurance policies, disability income insurance policies, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance policies are classified in Industry 524130, Reinsurance Carriers; and
  • Legal entities (i.e., funds, plans, and/or programs) organized to provide insurance and employee benefits exclusively for the sponsor, firm, or its employees or members are classified in Industry Group 5251, Insurance and Employee Benefit Funds.
524114 - Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in initially underwriting (i.e., assuming the risk and assigning premiums) health and medical insurance policies. Group hospitalization plans and HMO establishments (except those providing health care services) that provide health and medical insurance policies without providing health care services are included in this industry.

Cross-References.

  • HMO establishments that provide both health care services and underwrite health and medical insurance are classified in U.S. Industry 621491, HMO Medical Centers;
  • Establishments primarily engaged in reinsuring health insurance policies are classified in Industry 524130, Reinsurance Carriers; and
  • Legal entities (i.e., funds, plans, and/or programs) organized to provide health- and welfare-related employee benefits exclusively for the sponsor's employees or members are classified in Industry 525120, Health and Welfare Funds.
524130 - Reinsurance Carriers

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in assuming all or part of the risk associated with existing insurance policies originally underwritten by other insurance carriers.

Cross-References.Establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Initially underwriting annuities and life insurance policies, disability income insurance policies, accidental death and dismemberment insurance policies, and health and medical insurance policies--are classified in Industry 52411, Direct Life, Health, and Medical Insurance Carriers; and
  • Initially underwriting various types of insurance policies (except life, disability income, accidental death and dismemberment, and health and medical insurance policies)--are classified in Industry 52412, Direct Insurance (except Life, Health, and Medical) Carriers.
525190 - Other Insurance Funds

This industry comprises legal entities (i.e., funds (except pension, and health- and welfare-related employee benefit funds)) organized to provide insurance exclusively for the sponsor, firm, or its employees or members. Self-insurance funds (except employee benefit funds) and workers' compensation insurance funds are included in this industry.

Cross-References.

  • Legal entities (i.e., funds, plans, and/or programs) organized to provide retirement income benefits exclusively for the sponsor's employees or members are classified in Industry 525110, Pension Funds;
  • Legal entities (i.e., funds, plans, and/or programs) organized to provide health- and welfare-related employee benefits exclusively for the sponsor's employees or members are classified in Industry 525120, Health and Welfare Funds;
  • Establishments primarily engaged in managing portfolios of insurance funds are classified in Industry 523920, Portfolio Management;
  • Establishments primarily engaged in third party claims administration of insurance, and other employee benefit funds are classified in U.S. Industry 524292, Third Party Administration of Insurance and Pension Funds; and
  • Establishments primarily engaged in providing insurance on a fee or contract basis are classified in Industry Group 5241, Insurance Carriers.
621410 - Family Planning Centers

This industry comprises establishments with medical staff primarily engaged in providing a range of family planning services on an outpatient basis, such as contraceptive services, genetic and prenatal counseling, voluntary sterilization, and therapeutic and medically induced termination of pregnancy.

Illustrative Examples:

  • Birth control clinics
  • Fertility clinics
  • Childbirth preparation classes
  • Pregnancy counseling centers
623990 - Other Residential Care Facilities

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing residential care (except residential intellectual and developmental disability facilities, residential health and substance abuse facilities, continuing care retirement communities, and assisted living facilities for the elderly). These establishments also provide supervision and personal care services.

Illustrative Examples:

  • Boot or disciplinary camps (except correctional) for delinquent youth
  • Group homes for the hearing or visually impaired
  • Child group foster homes
  • Halfway group homes for delinquents or ex-offenders
  • Delinquent youth halfway group homes
  • Homes for unwed mothers
  • Group homes for the disabled without nursing care
  • Orphanages

Cross-References.

  • Residential intellectual and developmental disability facilities are classified in Industry 623210, Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities;
  • Continuing care retirement communities are classified in U.S. Industry 623311, Continuing Care Retirement Communities;
  • Residential mental health and substance abuse facilities are classified in 623220, Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities;
  • Assisted living facilities for the elderly without nursing care are classified in U.S. Industry 623312, Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly;
  • Establishments primarily engaged in providing inpatient nursing and rehabilitative services are classified in Industry 623110, Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities);
  • Establishments primarily engaged in providing temporary shelter are classified in U.S. Industry 624221, Temporary Shelters; and
  • Correctional camps are classified in Industry 922140, Correctional Institutions.
624230 - Emergency and Other Relief Services

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing food, shelter, clothing, medical relief, resettlement, and counseling to victims of domestic or international disasters or conflicts (e.g., wars).

812199 - Other Personal Care Services

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing personal care services (except hair, nail, facial, nonpermanent makeup, or nonmedical diet and weight reducing services).

Illustrative Examples:

  • Depilatory or electrolysis (i.e., hair removal) salons
  • Saunas
  • Ear piercing services
  • Steam or turkish baths
  • Hair replacement (except by offices of physicians) or weaving services
  • Tanning salons
  • Massage parlors
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Permanent makeup salons

Cross-References.Establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Cutting, trimming, and styling men's and boys' hair (known as barber shops or men's hair stylist shops)--are classified in U.S. Industry 812111, Barber Shops;
  • Providing hair, facial, or nonpermanent makeup services (except establishments known as barber shops or men's hair stylist shops)--are classified in U.S. Industry 812112, Beauty Salons;
  • Nail care services--are classified in U.S. Industry 812113, Nail Salons;
  • Providing nonmedical diet and weight reducing services--are classified in U.S. Industry 812191, Diet and Weight Reducing Centers; and
  • Providing medical or surgical hair replacement or weight reduction services--are classified in Sector 62, Health Care and Social Assistance.
813110 - Religious Organizations

This industry comprises (1) establishments primarily engaged in operating religious organizations, such as churches, religious temples, and monasteries, and/or (2) establishments primarily engaged in administering an organized religion or promoting religious activities.

Illustrative Examples:

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  • Churches
  • Shrines, religious
  • Monasteries (except schools)
  • Synagogues
  • Mosques, religious
  • Temples, religious

Cross-References.

  • Schools, colleges, or universities operated by religious organizations are classified in Sector 61, Educational Services;
  • Radio and television stations operated by religious organizations are classified in Subsector 515,Broadcasting (except Internet);
  • Publishing houses operated by religious organizations are classified in Subsector 511, Publishing Industries (except Internet);
  • Establishments operated by religious organizations primarily engaged in health and social assistance for individuals are classified in Sector 62, Health Care and Social Assistance; and
  • Used merchandise stores operated by religious organizations are classified in Industry 453310, Used Merchandise Stores.
813319 - Other Social Advocacy Organizations

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in social advocacy (except human rights and environmental protection, conservation, and wildlife preservation). Establishments in this industry address issues, such as peace and international understanding; community action (excluding civic organizations); or advancing social causes, such as firearms safety, drunk driving prevention, or drug abuse awareness. These organizations may solicit contributions and offer memberships to support these causes.

Illustrative Examples:

  • Community action advocacy organizations
  • Substance abuse prevention advocacy organizations
  • Firearms advocacy organizations
  • Taxpayers' advocacy organizations
  • Peace advocacy organizations

Cross-References.Establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Advocating human rights issues--are classified in U.S. Industry 813311, Human Rights Organizations;
  • Promoting the preservation and protection of the environment and wildlife--are classified in U.S. Industry 813312, Environment, Conservation and Wildlife Organizations;
  • Promoting the civic and social interests of their members--are classified in Industry 813410, Civic and Social Organizations;
  • Providing legal services for social advocacy organizations--are classified in Industry Group 5411, Legal Services; and
  • Providing community action services, such as community action services agencies--are classified in Industry 624190, Other Individual and Family Services.
813410 - Civic and Social Organizations

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in promoting the civic and social interests of their members. Establishments in this industry may operate bars and restaurants for their members.

Illustrative Examples:

  • Alumni associations
  • Granges
  • Automobile clubs (except travel)
  • Parent-teacher associations
  • Booster clubs
  • Scouting organizations
  • Ethnic associations
  • Social clubs
  • Fraternal lodges
  • Veterans' membership organizations

Cross-References.

  • Establishments of insurance offices operated by fraternal benefit organizations are classified in Subsector 524, Insurance Carriers and Related Activities;
  • Establishments primarily engaged in operating residential fraternity and sorority houses are classified in Industry 721310, Rooming and Boarding Houses; and
  • Establishments primarily engaged in providing travel arrangements and reservation services, such as automobile travel clubs or motor travel clubs are classified in U.S. Industry 561599, All Other Travel Arrangement and Reservation Services.
813930 - Labor Unions and Similar Labor Organizations

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in promoting the interests of organized labor and union employees.

921150 - American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Governments

This industry comprises American Indian and Alaska Native governing bodies. Establishments in this industry perform legislative, judicial, and administrative functions for their American Indian and Alaska Native lands. Included in this industry are American Indian and Alaska Native councils, courts, and law enforcement bodies.

Cross-References.

  • Establishments primarily engaged in providing funding for American Indian and Alaska Native tribal programs through commercial activities, such as gaming, are classified in the industry of the commercial activity; and
  • Government establishments providing public administration of American Indian and Alaska Native affairs are classified in Industry 921190, Other General Government Support.
923130 - Administration of Human Resource Programs (except Education, Public Health, and Veteran’s Affairs Programs)

This industry comprises government establishments primarily engaged in the planning, administration, and coordination of programs for public assistance, social work, and welfare activities. The administration of Social Security, disability insurance, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and workers' compensation programs are included in this industry.

Cross-References.Government establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Administering veterans' programs--are classified in Industry 923140, Administration of Veterans' Affairs;
  • Operating state employment job service offices--are classified in U.S. Industry 561311, Employment Placement Agencies; and
  • Operating programs for public assistance, social work, and welfare--are classified in Subsector 624, Social Assistance.
923140 - Administration of Veteran’s Affairs

This industry comprises government establishments primarily engaged in the administration of programs of assistance, training, counseling, and other services to veterans and their dependents, heirs or survivors. Included in this industry are Veterans' Affairs offices that maintain liaison and coordinate activities with other service organizations and governmental agencies.

Cross-References.

  • Government establishments operating veterans' hospitals are classified in Subsector 622, Hospitals;
  • Establishments providing veterans' insurance are classified in Subsector 524, Insurance Carriers and Related Activities; and
  • Establishments operating civic and social organizations for veterans are classified in Industry 813410, Civic and Social Organizations.

R402 SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE

OBJECT CLASS CODE
32.0 - Land and structures

SUGGESTED NAICS

NONE - NONE

R404 SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: LAND SURVEYS-CADASTRAL (NON-CONSTRUCTION)

OBJECT CLASS CODE
32.0 - Land and structures

SUGGESTED NAICS

237210 - Land Subdivision

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in servicing land and subdividing real property into lots, for subsequent sale to builders. Servicing of land may include excavation work for the installation of roads and utility lines. The extent of work may vary from project to project. Land subdivision precedes building activity and the subsequent building is often residential, but may also be commercial tracts and industrial parks. These establishments may do all the work themselves or subcontract the work to others. Establishments that perform only the legal subdivision of land are not included in this industry.

Cross-References.Establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Constructing buildings, for sale, on lots they subdivide--are classified based on the type of construction project, in Industry Group 2361, Residential Building Construction, or Industry Group 2362, Nonresidential Building Construction;
  • Installing roads on a subcontract basis for land subdividers--are classified in Industry 237310, Highway, Street, and Bridge Construction;
  • Installing utilities on a subcontract basis for land subdividers--are classified in Industry Group 2371, Utility System Construction;
  • Preparing land owned by others for building construction--are classified in Industry 238910, Site Preparation Contractors;
  • Constructing buildings, for rent or own use, on lots they subdivide--are classified in Industry Group 5311, Lessors of Real Estate; and
  • Legal subdivision of land without land preparation--are classified elsewhere in the classification system based on the primary activity of the establishment.
541320 - Landscape Architectural Services

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in planning and designing the development of land areas for projects, such as parks and other recreational areas; airports; highways; hospitals; schools; land subdivisions; and commercial, industrial, and residential areas, by applying knowledge of land characteristics, location of buildings and structures, use of land areas, and design of landscape projects.

Illustrative Examples:

  • Garden planning services
  • Landscape architects' offices
  • Golf course or ski area design services
  • Landscape consulting services
  • Industrial land use planning services
  • Landscape design services

Cross-References.

Establishments primarily engaged in providing landscape care and maintenance services and/or installing trees, shrubs, plants, lawns, or gardens along with the design of landscape plans are classified in Industry 561730, Landscaping Services.

541360 - Geophysical Surveying and Mapping Services

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in gathering, interpreting, and mapping geophysical data. Establishments in this industry often specialize in locating and measuring the extent of subsurface resources, such as oil, gas, and minerals, but they may also conduct surveys for engineering purposes. Establishments in this industry use a variety of surveying techniques depending on the purpose of the survey, including magnetic surveys, gravity surveys, seismic surveys, or electrical and electromagnetic surveys.

Cross-References.

Establishments primarily engaged in taking core samples, drilling test wells, or other mine development activities (except geophysical surveying and mapping) on a contract basis for others are classified in Industry 21311, Support Activities for Mining.

541690 - Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing advice and assistance to businesses and other organizations on scientific and technical issues (except environmental).

Illustrative Examples:

  • Agricultural consulting services
  • Motion picture consulting services
  • Biological consulting services
  • Physics consulting services
  • Chemical consulting services
  • Radio consulting services
  • Economic consulting services
  • Safety consulting services
  • Energy consulting services
  • Security consulting services

Cross-References.

Establishments primarily engaged in environmental consulting are classified in Industry 541620, Environmental Consulting Services.

R411 SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: REAL PROPERTY APPRAISALS

OBJECT CLASS CODE
32.0 - Land and structures

SUGGESTED NAICS

522292 - Real Estate Credit

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in lending funds with real estate as collateral.

Illustrative Examples:

  • Home equity credit lending
  • Mortgage companies
  • Mortgage banking (i.e., nondepository mortgage lending)
  • Cross-References.Establishments primarily engaged in--

    • Servicing loans--are classified in Industry 522390, Other Activities Related to Credit Intermediation;
    • Arranging loans for others on a commission or fee basis--are classified in Industry 522310, Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers; and
    • Accepting deposits and lending funds secured by real estate--are classified in Industry Group 5221, Depository Credit Intermediation.
522390 - Other Activities Related to Credit Intermediation

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in facilitating credit intermediation (except mortgage and loan brokerage; and financial transactions processing, reserve, and clearinghouse activities).

Illustrative Examples:

  • Check cashing services
  • Money order issuance services
  • Loan servicing
  • Travelers' check issuance services
  • Money transmission services
  • Payday lending services

Cross-References.Establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Arranging loans for others on a commission or fee basis--are classified in Industry 522310, Mortgage and Nonmortgage Loan Brokers;
  • Providing financial transactions processing, reserve, and clearinghouse activities--are classified in Industry 522320, Financial Transactions Processing, Reserve, and Clearinghouse Activities;
  • Foreign currency exchange dealing--are classified in Industry 523130, Commodity Contracts Dealing; and
  • Providing escrow services (except real estate)--are classified in U.S. Industry 523991, Trust, Fiduciary, and Custody Activities.
531320 - Offices of Real Estate Appraisers

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in estimating the fair market value of real estate.

541350 - Building Inspection Services

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing building inspection services. These establishments typically evaluate all aspects of the building structure and component systems and prepare a report on the physical condition of the property, generally for buyers or others involved in real estate transactions. Building inspection bureaus and establishments providing home inspection services are included in this industry.

Cross-References.Establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Inspecting buildings for termites and other pests--are classified in Industry 561710, Exterminating and Pest Control Services;
  • Inspecting buildings for hazardous materials--are classified in Industry 541620, Environmental Consulting Services; and
  • Conducting building inspections and enforcing building codes and standards--are classified in Industry 926150, Regulation, Licensing, and Inspection of Miscellaneous Commercial Sectors.

R416 SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: VETERINARY/ANIMAL CARE

OBJECT CLASS CODE
25.2 - Other services from non-Federal sources

SUGGESTED NAICS

541940 - Veterinary Services

This industry comprises establishments of licensed veterinary practitioners primarily engaged in the practice of veterinary medicine, dentistry, or surgery for animals; and establishments primarily engaged in providing testing services for licensed veterinary practitioners.

Illustrative Examples:

  • Animal hospitals
  • Veterinary clinics
  • Veterinarians' offices
  • Veterinary testing laboratories

Cross-References.Establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Providing veterinary research and development services--are classified in Industry 54171, Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences;
  • Providing nonveterinary pet care services, such as boarding or grooming pets--are classified in Industry 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services;
  • Providing animal breeding services or boarding horses--are classified in Industry 115210, Support Activities for Animal Production; and
  • Transporting pets--are classified in U.S. Industry 485991, Special Needs Transportation.

R418 SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: LEGAL

OBJECT CLASS CODE
25.1 - Advisory and assistance services

SUGGESTED NAICS

541110 - Offices of Lawyers

This industry comprises offices of legal practitioners known as lawyers or attorneys (i.e., counselors-at-law) primarily engaged in the practice of law. Establishments in this industry may provide expertise in a range or in specific areas of law, such as criminal law, corporate law, family and estate law, patent law, real estate law, or tax law.

Cross-References.

Establishments of legal practitioners (except lawyers or attorneys) primarily engaged in providing specialized legal or paralegal services are classified in Industry 54119, Other Legal Services.

541199 - All Other Legal Services

This U.S. industry comprises establishments of legal practitioners (except offices of lawyers and attorneys, settlement offices, and title abstract offices). These establishments are primarily engaged in providing specialized legal or paralegal services.

Illustrative Examples:

  • Notary public services
  • Patent agent services (i.e., patent filing and searching services)
  • Paralegal services
  • Process serving services

Cross-References.

  • Establishments of lawyers and attorneys primarily engaged in the practice of law are classified in Industry 541110, Offices of Lawyers;
  • Establishments (except offices of lawyers and attorneys) primarily engaged in researching public land records for ownership or title; preparing documents necessary for the transfer of the title, financing, and settlement; conducting final real estate settlements and closings; and/or filing legal and other documents relating to the sale of real estate are classified in U.S. Industry 541191, Title Abstract and Settlement Offices; and
  • Establishments (except offices of lawyers, attorneys, and paralegals) primarily engaged in providing arbitration and conciliation services are classified in Industry 541990, All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services.
541213 - Tax Preparation Services

This U.S. industry comprises establishments (except offices of CPAs) engaged in providing tax return preparation services without also providing accounting, bookkeeping, billing, or payroll processing services. Basic knowledge of tax law and filing requirements is required.

Cross-References.

  • Establishments of CPAs are classified in U.S. Industry 541211, Offices of Certified Public Accountants;
  • Establishments of non-CPAs providing payroll services along with tax return preparation services are classified in U.S. Industry 541214, Payroll Services;
  • Establishments of non-CPAs providing accounting, bookkeeping, or billing services along with tax return preparation services are classified in U.S. Industry 541219, Other Accounting Services; and
  • Establishments providing computer data processing services at their own facility for others are classified in Industry 518210, Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services.
922110 - Courts

This industry comprises civilian courts of law (except Indian tribal and Alaska Native courts). Included in this industry are civilian courts, courts of law, and sheriffs' offices conducting court functions only.

Cross-References.

  • Government establishments primarily engaged in operating military courts are classified in Industry 928110, National Security; and
  • Establishments primarily engaged in operating Indian tribal or Alaska Native courts are classified in Industry 921150, American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Governments.
922120 - Police Protection

This industry comprises government establishments primarily engaged in criminal and civil law enforcement, police, traffic safety, and other activities related to the enforcement of the law and preservation of order. Combined police and fire departments are included in this industry.

Cross-References.

  • Government establishments primarily engaged in prosecution are classified in Industry 922130, Legal Counsel and Prosecution;
  • Government establishments primarily engaged in collection of law enforcement statistics are classified in Industry 922190, Other Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities;
  • Government establishments primarily engaged in providing police service for the military or National Guard are classified in Industry 928110, National Security;
  • Government establishments primarily engaged in providing police service for tribal governments are classified in Industry 921150, American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Governments;
  • Government establishments primarily engaged in enforcing immigration laws are classified in Industry 928120, International Affairs;
  • Sheriffs' offices conducting court functions only are classified in Industry 922110, Courts; and
  • Private establishments primarily engaged in providing security and investigation services are classified in Industry 56161, Investigation, Guard, and Armored Car Services.

R420 SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: CERTIFICATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS (OTHER THAN EDUC OR INFO TECH C&A)

OBJECT CLASS CODE
25.1 - Advisory and assistance services

SUGGESTED NAICS

522320 - Financial Transactions Processing, Reserve, and Clearinghouse Activities

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing one or more of the following: (1) financial transaction processing (except central bank); (2) reserve and liquidity services (except central bank); and/or (3) check or other financial instrument clearinghouse services (except central bank).

Illustrative Examples:

  • Automated clearinghouses, bank or check (except central bank)
  • Credit card processing services
  • Check clearing services (except central bank)
  • Electronic funds transfer services

Cross-References.

  • Establishments primarily engaged in nonfinancial data and electronic transaction processing are classified in Industry 518210, Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services; and
  • Establishments of the central bank primarily engaged in check clearing and other financial transaction processing are classified in Industry 521110, Monetary Authorities-Central Bank.

R422 SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: MARKET RESEARCH/PUBLIC OPINION

OBJECT CLASS CODE
25.1 - Advisory and assistance services

SUGGESTED NAICS

523930 - Investment Advice

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing customized investment advice to clients on a fee basis, but do not have the authority to execute trades. Primary activities performed by establishments in this industry are providing financial planning advice and investment counseling to meet the goals and needs of specific clients.

Illustrative Examples:

  • Financial investment advice services, customized, fees paid by client
  • Investment advisory services, customized, fees paid by client
  • Financial planning services, customized, fees paid by client

Cross-References.

  • Establishments providing investment advice in conjunction with their primary activity, such as portfolio management, or the sale of stocks, bonds, annuities, and real estate, are classified according to their primary activity; and
  • Establishments known as publishers providing generalized investment information to subscribers are classified in Subsector 511, Publishing Industries (except Internet) or Industry 519130, Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals.
541613 - Marketing Consulting Services

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing operating advice and assistance to businesses and other organizations on marketing issues, such as developing marketing objectives and policies, sales forecasting, new product developing and pricing, licensing and franchise planning, and marketing planning and strategy.

Illustrative Examples:

  • Customer services management consulting services
  • New product development consulting services
  • Marketing management consulting services
  • Sales management consulting services

Cross-References.Establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Developing and implementing public relations plans--are classified in Industry 541820, Public Relations Agencies; and
  • Developing and conducting marketing research or public opinion polling--are classified in Industry 541910, Marketing Research and Public Opinion Polling.
541910 - Marketing Research and Public Opinion Polling

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in systematically gathering, recording, tabulating, and presenting marketing and public opinion data.

Illustrative Examples:

  • Broadcast media rating services
  • Political opinion polling services
  • Marketing analysis or research services
  • Statistical sampling services
  • Opinion research services

Cross-References.Establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Providing research and analysis in economics, sociology, and related fields--are classified in Industry 541720, Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities; and
  • Providing advice and counsel on marketing strategies--are classified in U.S. Industry 541613, Marketing Consulting Services.

R423 SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: INTELLIGENCE

OBJECT CLASS CODE
25.1 - Advisory and assistance services

SUGGESTED NAICS

561611 - Investigation Services

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing investigation and detective services.

Illustrative Examples:

  • Fingerprinting services
  • Private detective services
  • Polygraph services
  • Private investigative services

Cross-References.

Establishments primarily engaged in providing credit checks are classified in Industry 561450, Credit Bureaus.

R424 SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: EXPERT WITNESS

OBJECT CLASS CODE
25.1 - Advisory and assistance services

SUGGESTED NAICS

NONE - NONE

R427 SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: WEATHER REPORTING/OBSERVATION

OBJECT CLASS CODE
25.1 - Advisory and assistance services

SUGGESTED NAICS

519110 - News Syndicates

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in supplying information, such as news reports, articles, pictures, and features, to the news media.

Cross-References.

Independent writers and journalists (including photojournalists) are classified in Industry 711510, Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers.

541990 - All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the provision of professional, scientific, or technical services (except legal services; accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and related services; architectural, engineering, and related services; specialized design services; computer systems design and related services; management, scientific, and technical consulting services; scientific research and development services; advertising, public relations and related services; market research and public opinion polling; photographic services; translation and interpretation services; and veterinary services).

Illustrative Examples:

  • Appraisal (except real estate) services
  • Marine surveyor (i.e., appraiser) services
  • Arbitration and conciliation services (except by lawyer, attorney, or paralegal offices)
  • Patent broker services (i.e., patent marketing services)
  • Commodity inspector services
  • Pipeline or power line inspection (i.e., visual) services
  • Consumer credit counseling services
  • Weather forecasting services
  • Handwriting analysis services
  • Cross-References.Establishments primarily engaged in--

    • Providing legal services--are classified in Industry Group 5411, Legal Services;
    • Providing accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and payroll services--are classified in Industry Group 5412, Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services;
    • Providing architectural, engineering, and related services--are classified in Industry Group 5413, Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services;
    • Providing specialized design services--are classified in Industry Group 5414, Specialized Design Services;
    • Providing computer systems design and related services--are classified in Industry Group 5415, Computer Systems Design and Related Services;
    • Providing management, scientific, and technical consulting services--are classified in Industry Group 5416, Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services;
    • Providing scientific research and development services--are classified in Industry Group 5417, Scientific Research and Development Services;
    • Providing advertising and related services--are classified in Industry Group 5418, Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services;
    • Providing marketing research and public opinion polling--are classified in Industry 541910, Marketing Research and Public Opinion Polling;
    • Providing photographic services--are classified in Industry 54192, Photographic Services;
    • Providing translation and interpretation services--are classified in Industry 541930, Translation and Interpretation Services;
    • Providing veterinary services--are classified in Industry 541940, Veterinary Services; and
    • Providing real estate appraisal services--are classified in Industry 531320, Offices of Real Estate Appraisers.
711510 - Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers

This industry comprises independent (i.e., freelance) individuals primarily engaged in performing in artistic productions, in creating artistic and cultural works or productions, or in providing technical expertise necessary for these productions. This industry also includes athletes and other celebrities exclusively engaged in endorsing products and making speeches or public appearances for which they receive a fee.

Illustrative Examples:

  • Independent actors or actresses
  • Independent producers
  • Independent art restorers
  • Independent recording technicians
  • Independent artists (except musical, commercial, or medical)
  • Independent speakers
  • Independent cartoonists
  • Independent theatrical costume designers
  • Independent dancers
  • Independent theatrical lighting technicians
  • Independent journalists

Cross-References.

  • Freelance musicians and vocalists are classified in Industry 711130, Musical Groups and Artists;
  • Independent commercial artists and graphic designers are classified in Industry 541430, Graphic Design Services; and
  • Artisans and craftspersons are classified in Sector 31-33, Manufacturing.

R428 SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: INDUSTRIAL HYGIENICS

OBJECT CLASS CODE
25.1 - Advisory and assistance services

SUGGESTED NAICS

NONE - NONE

R429 SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: EMERGENCY RESPONSE/DISASTER PLANNING/PREPAREDNESS SUPPORT

OBJECT CLASS CODE
25.1 - Advisory and assistance services

SUGGESTED NAICS

NONE - NONE

R430 SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: PHYSICAL SECURITY AND BADGING

OBJECT CLASS CODE
25.1 - Advisory and assistance services

SUGGESTED NAICS

NONE - NONE

R431 SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: HUMAN RESOURCES

OBJECT CLASS CODE
25.1 - Advisory and assistance services

SUGGESTED NAICS

NONE - NONE

R497 SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: PERSONAL SERVICES CONTRACTS

OBJECT CLASS CODE
25.1 - Advisory and assistance services

SUGGESTED NAICS

812990 - All Other Personal Services

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing personal services (except personal care services, death care services, drycleaning and laundry services, pet care services, photofinishing services, or parking space and/or valet parking services).

Illustrative Examples:

  • Bail bonding or bondsperson services
  • Shoeshine services
  • Coin-operated personal services machine (e.g., blood pressure, locker, photographic, scale, shoeshine) concession
  • operators
  • Social escort services
  • Consumer buying services
  • Wedding planning services
  • Dating services

Cross-References.Establishments primarily engaged in--

  • Providing personal care services--are classified in Industry Group 8121, Personal Care Services;
  • Providing death care services--are classified in Industry Group 8122, Death Care Services;
  • Providing drycleaning and laundry services--are classified in Industry Group 8123, Drycleaning and Laundry Services;
  • Providing pet care (except veterinary) services--are classified in Industry 812910, Pet Care (except Veterinary) Services;
  • Practicing veterinary medicine--are classified in Industry 541940, Veterinary Services;
  • Providing photofinishing services--are classified in Industry 81292, Photofinishing; and
  • Providing parking space for motor vehicles and/or valet parking services--are classified in Industry 812930, Parking Lots and Garages.

R498 SUPPORT- PROFESSIONAL: PATENT AND TRADEMARK

OBJECT CLASS CODE
25.1 - Advisory and assistance services

SUGGESTED NAICS

533110 - Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works)

This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in assigning rights to assets, such as patents, trademarks, brand names, and/or franchise agreements for which a royalty payment or licensing fee is paid to the asset holder.

Cross-References.

  • Establishments primarily engaged in producing, reproducing, and/or distributing copyrighted works are classified in Sector 51, Information;
  • Independent artists, writers, and performers primarily engaged in creating copyrighted works are classified in Industry 711510, Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers;
  • Establishments primarily engaged in leasing real property are classified in Subsector 531, Real Estate;
  • Establishments primarily engaged in leasing tangible assets, such as automobiles, computers, consumer goods, and industrial machinery and equipment, are classified in Subsector 532, Rental and Leasing Services; and
  • Establishments that allow franchisees the use of the franchise name, contingent on the franchisee buying products or services from the franchisor are classified elsewhere.
541199 - All Other Legal Services

This U.S. industry comprises establishments of legal practitioners (except offices of lawyers and attorneys, settlement offices, and title abstract offices). These establishments are primarily engaged in providing specialized legal or paralegal services.

Illustrative Examples:

  • Notary public services
  • Patent agent services (i.e., patent filing and searching services)
  • Paralegal services
  • Process serving services

Cross-References.

  • Establishments of lawyers and attorneys primarily engaged in the practice of law are classified in Industry 541110, Offices of Lawyers;
  • Establishments (except offices of lawyers and attorneys) primarily engaged in researching public land records for ownership or title; preparing documents necessary for the transfer of the title, financing, and settlement; conducting final real estate settlements and closings; and/or filing legal and other documents relating to the sale of real estate are classified in U.S. Industry 541191, Title Abstract and Settlement Offices; and
  • Establishments (except offices of lawyers, attorneys, and paralegals) primarily engaged in providing arbitration and conciliation services are classified in Industry 541990, All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services.




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