National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Announces OPENonline as a BSCC Accredited Company

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New Accreditation Program Creates Industry Standards and Promotes Best Practices

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This program is a tremendous step forward for the industry, and we’re excited for the opportunity it provides to present OPENonline as a proven leader in the industry.

On Sunday, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced that OPENonline has achieved accreditation through the new Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will now be formally recognized as BSCC Accredited.

OPENonline is a leading provider of employment background checks. Through SelectHire®, the one-stop solution for employment screening, clients save time and money by customizing packages to fit their needs.

Every year, millions of background screening reports, which are categorized as consumer reports, are requested by U.S. employers, organizations and government agencies to assist with critical business decisions. Because these reports are regulated at both the federal and state level, NAPBS recognized the need for a singular cohesive industry standard, creating the BSAAP as a result.

“OPENonline is honored to be an accredited organization. This program is a tremendous step forward for the industry, and we’re excited for the opportunity it provides to present OPENonline as a proven leader in the industry,” says Rich Henderson, President and COO of OPENonline.

The BSAAP is expected to become the industry’s new seal of approval, bringing national recognition to those organizations committed to excellence, continued improvement, accountability and high standards within the background screening industry. To earn accreditation, companies must pass evaluation in six key areas: consumer protection, legal compliance, client education, product standards, service standards and general business practices. The NAPBS Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) oversees the application process and is the governing accreditation body that will ensure the background screening organizations seeking accreditation meet or exceed the measurable standard of competence.

“The BSAAP is the industry’s primary vehicle for quality assurance, self-regulation and public accountability,” said Tracy Seabrook, CAE, executive director of NAPBS. “Developed and sustained by background screening professionals, the BSAAP reflects, reinforces, and promotes best practices, institutional ethics, and the highest standards of background screening operations.”

A copy of the standard, the policies and procedures, and measurements is available at

About OPENonline LLC
Established in 1992, OPENonline LLC is a leading provider of national and international background screening solutions. OPENonline LLC offers a broad range of screening and substance abuse services, including SelectHire®, a one stop solution for employment screening. The company is dedicated to helping customers save time and money by providing background information that is current, accurate and compliant with exceptional customer service. For more information, visit or call 1-800-935-6736. Follow us on Twitter: @BackgroundPros

About NAPBS®
Founded in 2003 as a non-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


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