ESSENTIAL SCREENS ACHIEVES BACKGROUND SCREENING CREDENTIALING COUNCIL ACCREDITATION
RALEIGH, N.C., 07/17/2017 – The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that Essential Screens has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will now be formally recognized as BSCC-Accredited.
Travis Powell, President of Essential Screens, stated, “We are very excited to announce our accreditation. We have worked diligently to not only meet, but exceed industry standards in processing information, running background screens and system security.” Dawn Hill, Business Development and Compliance Manager, added, “Becoming an accredited consumer reporting agency will enable us to give our clients the comfort of knowing that we perform at the top of the industry and implement unsurpassed security measures to keep their information and the information of those being screened secure.”
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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.
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 www.napbs.com.
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 www.napbs.com.
About Essential Screens
Essential Screens is a full-service background screening and drug testing company that specializes in obtaining quality data from county, state and national level agencies, laboratories, past employers and education facilities throughout the United States. Each background check and drug test that our company processes is handled by our trained and knowledgeable staff to assure you will make the right decision.