In October of 2014, The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) awarded Backgrounds Online with the prestigious title of “BSCC Accredited” after the Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA) successfully substantiated compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP).
Backgrounds Online is amongst the ranks of a small percentage of all employment screening firms to have achieved the honor of accreditation from the BSCC. This seal of approval hails from the NAPBS, an organization dedicated to promoting ethical business practices, compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) laws, and brings together a diverse group of entities within the background screening industry. Their seal promotes the development of best practices while providing education and fostering awareness of issues relating to consumer protection and privacy rights.
The NAPBS created the BSAAP to stand as a “seal of approval” and to recognize CRA’s dedicated to maintaining high professional standards, accountability, a commitment to excellence, and continued institutional improvement.
Before earning the NAPBS’ Accreditation, Backgrounds Online was required to pass a rigorous audit, conducted by an unbiased independent auditing firm, of its policies and procedures to ensure it met or exceeded the BSAAP standards in the following critical areas:
- Consumer Protection
- Legal Compliance
- Client Education
- Product Standards
- Verification Standards
- General Business Practices