NAPBS Accreditation Program Tops 100 Mark
NAPBS has reached a significant milestone, with one hundred background screening companies currently accredited through the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). The BSAAP is a program for CRAs located in the United States and is governed by a strict and thorough set of professional standards of specified requirements and measurements.

"Accreditation not only adds value to the member company's service, but by ensuring that policies and procedures adhere to a strict set of standards, it gives consumers an extra layer of confidence that their screening partners are operating at the highest possible levels," said NAPBS Executive Director Melissa Sorenson. "Members that go through the accreditation process are demonstrating a commitment to excellence, compliance and consumer protection."

Accredited CRAs have made a commitment to uphold and deliver the highest level of industry standards for the following critical areas:
  • Consumer Protection
  • Legal Compliance
  • Client Education
  • Researcher and Data Product Standards
  • Verification Service Standards
  • General Business Practices
To become accredited, consumer reporting agencies must pass a rigorous onsite audit, conducted by an independent auditing firm, of its policies and procedures as they relate to these six critical areas. After three years, a surveillance audit is conducted to ensure accredited consumer reporting agencies are maintaining their commitment to deliver the highest level of industry standards. Accreditation lasts for a period of five years, after which time firms are required to recomplete the process if they wish to remain accredited.

Learn more about the BSAAP - download the accreditation overview or view the FAQs.  

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