Backgrounds Online Achieves Background Screening Credentialing Council Accreditation

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The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that Backgrounds Online has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will now be formally recognized as BSCC-Accredited.

Backgrounds Online is Accredited by the NAPBS
We have always held ourselves to the highest of standards throughout the years, but participating in the NAPBS Accreditation gave us an opportunity to showcase our efforts.

Each year, U.S. employers, organizations and governmental agencies request millions of consumer reports to assist with critical business decisions involving background screening. Background screening reports, which are categorized as consumer reports, are currently regulated at both the federal and state level.

Since its inception, NAPBS has maintained that there is a strong need for a singular, cohesive industry standard and, therefore, created the BSAAP. Governed by a strict professional standard of specified requirements and measurements, the BSAAP is becoming a widely recognized seal of achievement that brings national recognition to background screening organizations (also referred to as Consumer Reporting Agencies). This recognition will stand as the industry “seal,” representing a background screening organization’s commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement.

The BSCC oversees the application process and is the governing accreditation body that validates the background screening organizations seeking accreditation meet or exceed a measurable standard of competence. 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 six critical areas: consumer protection, legal compliance, client education, product standards, service standards, and general business practices.

“The background screening industry has experienced many changes in the past 17 years,” said Christopher Ballas, CEO of Backgrounds Online. “We have always held ourselves to the highest of standards throughout the years, but participating in the NAPBS Accreditation gave us an opportunity to showcase our efforts.”

Any U.S.-based employment screening organization is eligible to apply for accreditation. A copy of the standard, the policies and procedures, and measurements is available at http://www.napbs.com.

About Backgrounds Online
Since 1997, Backgrounds Online has helped businesses of all sizes streamline their employment screening and background check needs through the use of intuitive online services and a friendly, dedicated team of service professionals. Backgrounds Online utilizes a variety of screening solutions, including standard web access, custom web applications, and advanced data integration to service companies of any size, from smaller organizations to Fortune 500 alike. For more information, visit http://www.backgroundsonline.com.

About NAPBS®
Founded in 2003 as a not-for-profit trade association, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) represents the interests of more than 700 member companies around the world that offer tenant, employment and background screening. NAPBS provides relevant programs and training aimed at empowering members to better serve clients and maintain standards of excellence in the background screening industry, and presents a unified voice in the development of national, state and local regulations. For more information, visit http://www.napbs.com.

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