The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) has approved their first international affiliated chapter, NAPBS Asia-Pacific (APAC). The APAC region By-laws were approved by the NAPBS Board of Directors on Friday, September 17, 2010 and the NAPBS membership approved the chapter affiliation in January 2011.
NAPBS started their global outreach in October of 2007 when it formed an International Committee. Robert Capwell, Chief Knowledge Officer, Employment Background Investigations, Inc. (EBI) and Barry Nixon, COO, PreemploymentDirectory.com were appointed Co-Chairs of the International Committee and led the initiative to forge relationships with employment background screening, investigation and vetting firms around the world. The goal of the International Committee was to explore the feasibility of establishing a worldwide network of employment background screening firms, to promote the development of guidelines and standards for the industry and to promote the growth of the overall background screening industry. Barry Nixon stated “this historic achievement was made possible because of the leadership, hard work and commitment of the APAC Steering Committee comprised of Wayne Tollemache, Executive VP Asia Pacific Region, First Advantage, Nick Wright, Director, IDS Group, and Nobby Nazareth, Chairman & Managing Director, Evaluation India Private Limited and the staunch support of the NAPBS Chairpersons from the beginning of this effort.
The Canadian and European Steering Committees are close to submitting their applications for becoming affiliated chapters of NAPBS shortly.