MELBOURNE, FL October 6, 2017 – The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced that Edge Information Management has successfully demonstrated continued compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and is recognized as BSCC-Accredited.
“We are very proud of our employees for meeting the rigorous and professional standards set forth by NAPBS,” says Edge President Joe Langford. “It is important for our clients to know that they are adhering to the highest industry standards for best practices by partnering with an accredited firm.”
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.
“Edge was one of the founding members of NAPBS,” notes Langford. “Edge wants to be certain that our business as well as others are meeting the trust of clients and consumers.”
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 800 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.
According to NAPBS:
There are 1,872 background screening companies in the United States.
There are 930 background screening company members of NAPBS.
There are 109 accredited background screening companies with NAPBS.
For more information, visit www.napbs.com.