Validity Screening Solutions Earns Third FCRA Advanced Certification

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Scott Burroughs, Director – Compliance, Awarded Certification

Validity Screening Solutions (, a premier provider of background screening and drug testing services, is pleased to announce that Scott Burroughs, Director – Compliance, has been awarded the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Advanced Certification by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).

Burroughs joins Emily Matlock, Director – Client Services and Chris Feld, Director – Strategic Initiatives, of Validity Screening Solutions, who have both earned the FCRA Advanced Certification – a mark of excellence held only by 77 professionals within the background screening industry nationwide.

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a complex piece of federal legislation enacted in 1970 which is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). FCRA guidelines mandate fairness, accuracy, and privacy in the collection and use of consumer information, including sensitive consumer credit information. These guidelines form the national standards for consumer reporting agencies’ use of public information and reports for employment screening purposes.

The FCRA Advanced Certification Program is intended for background screening professionals in leadership positions and those who set compliance policy and make compliance decisions for their organization. This course is offered at both of the NAPBS's yearly conferences and includes a live seminar, followed by a written exam. It is also offered as an online option consisting of six training webinars and an exam. The content and exam focus on complex and hard-hitting FCRA compliance issues.

“I am extremely pleased that Scott has earned an Advanced FCRA Certification,” said Darren Dupriest, President and CEO of Validity Screening Solutions. “Having a solid understanding of industry regulations is essential to our business. As laws and regulations continue to evolve in our profession, a significant portion of Validity’s value lies in the compliance support we provide our clients.”

About Validity Screening Solutions
Validity Screening Solutions, located in Overland Park, Kansas, provides accurate employment screening and drug testing to companies who want to hire confidently. Founded in 1992, Validity offers employers nationwide a convenient, streamlined and cost-effective approach to hiring by using the latest technology and providing every client a designated account representative that understands their business, its regulations and requirements. Validity is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and has received a number of prestigious accolades including the 2012 Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Top 10 Small Businesses of the Year nominee, Inc.’s 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America (2009, 2010), KC Small Business Magazine’s 25 Under 25® Award (2010), Ingram’s Best Places to Work For (2010), Ingram’s Corporate Report 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Kansas City (2010), and the Kansas City Business Journal’s Best Places to Work (2010, 2011). For more information about Validity Screening Solutions, visit or call 866.915.0792.

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