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What Does Certified Background Screening Even Mean?

Choosing a background screening service vendor that is accredited by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) is an important piece of the hiring process. PBSA accreditation signals are high-quality in an incredibly competitive arena. Since 2003, the PBSA has “existed to advance excellence in the screening profession,” putting vendors through a rigorous process of “demonstrating […]


Five Reasons You Should Be Using an PBSA Accredited Background Screening Firm

Accreditation with the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) is one of the best ways a screening agency can demonstrate the highest of screening standards. In order to pass accreditation standards and procedures, businesses must operate at an exceptional level in all avenues of their practices and showcase this ability to the Background Screening Credentialing Council […]


How Do You Measure Your Employment Screening Firm’s Quality?

One way to evaluate the quality of an employment screening firm is to check its Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) Accreditation status. The program addresses information security, legal and compliance, client education, court and verification service standards, and general business practices. The firm should have detailed written policies and procedures. The PBSA standard requires employment […]


Do You Know Who You’re Hiring?

By: Christine Cunneen, CEO, Hire Image

As the country continues to face increasing measures to put the formerly incarcerated back to work despite their past convictions, it must be balanced with (1) the legitimate concerns of the community as crime rates skyrocket and (2) the needs of employers to protect their businesses, other employees, and customers.

Employers […]


Why It’s Important to Find PBSA Accredited Companies for Your Screening Solutions

Using a company accredited by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) to conduct background screening can ensure the company has made the commitment to upholding the highest level of industry standards in information security, client education, researcher and data standards, legal and compliance, verification services standards, and business practices. Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) are accredited […]


The Importance of Working with a PBSA Accredited Screening Organization

The guidance of the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) helps CRAs and their clients better understand the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and other industry laws and guidance. The organization’s accreditation program, Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP), is a widely recognized seal of approval for CRAs who are committed to achieving excellence through high […]


Verification Services Standards Important for CRAs Seeking PBSA Accreditation

It is important for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) seeking accreditation by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) to maintain policies and procedures that ensure maximum possible accuracy when obtaining, recording and reporting education verifications and employment verifications for clients. Accredited CRAs must demonstrate conformity with six sections of the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). […]


Researcher and Data Standards Required for CRAs Seeking PBSA Accreditation

Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) are required by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) to enforce high standards for public record researchers that search for court records that include criminal records to ensure they comply with the federal, state and local laws for background screening. Accreditation with the PBSA means complying with six sections of the […]


Client Education Necessary for CRAs Seeking PBSA Accreditation

Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) that are seeking accreditation by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) should aim to educate clients about how to understand the information in background check reports, how to protect personal information and how to comply with legal and regulatory requirements. Accredited CRAs must demonstrate conformity with six sections of the Background […]


Business Practices Critical for CRAs Seeking PBSA Accreditation

Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) that wish to receive accreditation by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) should comply with 68 clauses in six sections of the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP). This includes Information Security, Legal and Compliance, Client Education, Researcher, and Data Standards, Verification Services Standards, and Business Practices. A few clauses for […]




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