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Background Screening Best Practices: In Search of Excellence in Background Screening

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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 […]


Information Security Crucial for CRAs Seeking PBSA Accreditation

The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) offers accreditation to consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) through its Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP), which serves as a recognized seal of professionalism for background screening firms. To become accredited, CRAs must demonstrate initial and ongoing compliance with the accreditation standard as prepared by the PBSA’s Background Screening Credentialing […]


Top Questions HR Managers Ask About PBSA’s Accreditation Program

The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) offers an accreditation program for US background screening firms. The accreditation process includes a written protocol that addresses 68 different specific practices. To earn the accreditation a firm must demonstrate initial and ongoing compliance with the accreditation standard. Compliance is demonstrated through rigorous desk and on-site audits, all of […]


The National Criminal Database Search – What Does It Really Get You?

The National Criminal Database search is one of the most common components found in background screening packages today.  In fact, most companies want to have a Social Security Number (SSN) Trace, County Criminal searches, and a National Criminal Database search as a starting point for their base package. Read more


Should Employers Consider Workers with a Criminal Record? A Look at Second Chances.

You may be surprised to learn that there are millions of individuals with a prior criminal history living and working in society. They have served their time, have rehabilitated themselves and become productive members of society contributing to their communities instead of consuming limited resources. According to federal Bureau of Justice statistics, nearly 700,000 individuals […]


Medical Monitoring Compliance Requirement

Why is Medical Monitoring Mandated? Organizations that receive funding from Medicaid and others must check for exclusions no less frequently than monthly. State Medicaid agencies are required to terminate the participation of any individual or entity if such individual or entity has been terminated or excluded under Medicare or any other State or Federal Medicaid […]


Make Sure Your Background Screening Program Has Value

If you ask yourself what’s the most important thing a screening provider can offer, it may be somewhat difficult to name a single attribute. Instead, you probably would name common items such as compliance, price, accuracy, turnaround times, and of course, customer service. To put it in context, when it comes to background screening value […]




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