Our Accreditations

The Professional Background Screening Association offers an accreditation program for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) located in the United States. Governed by a strict and thorough set of professional standards of specified requirements and measurements, the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) has become a widely recognized seal of approval bringing national recognition to an employment background screening-affiliated organization for its commitment to achieving excellence through high professional standards with accountability that results in continued institutional improvement.

The BSAAP provides a detailed process for evaluating and improving internal operating procedures that every CRA, and their clients, benefit from. Accredited CRAs have made a commitment to uphold and deliver the highest level of industry standards for the following critical areas:

Information Security
Legal and Compliance
Client Education
Researcher and Data Standards
Verification Services Standards
Business Practices

To become accredited firms must demonstrate initial and ongoing compliance with the accreditation standard as prepared by the Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC). Compliance is demonstrated through rigorous desk and on-site audits, all of which are completed by an independent third-party auditor. Firms must document each of their policies and processes as required in each of the areas within the Standard and demonstrate visible compliance with their policies to the auditor. Accreditation lasts for a period of five years, after which time firms are required to recomplete the process if they wish to remain accredited.

Melbourne, Florida, February 22, 2019 —Edge Information Management, a nationwide provider of employment screening services including accurate background screening, drug testing, and electronic i9/e-Verify services, announced today that it has recently completed its Service Organization Controls 2 (SOC 2) examination for the period of July through December 2018.  The analysis was performed under AT-C 105 and AT-C 205 guidelines by an independent auditing firm.

Completion of the SOC 2 examination indicates that selected Edge Information Management processes, procedures and controls have been formally evaluated by an independent accounting and auditing firm.  The examination included the company’s controls related to the Trust Services Principles and Criteria of Security and Availability.

A SOC 2 examination is performed in accordance to AICPA attestation standards.  SOC 2 is designated as an acceptable method for a user entity’s management to obtain assurance about service organization internal controls over Security, Confidentiality, and Privacy without conducting additional assessments.

A SOC 2 examination is widely recognized, because it represents that a service organization has been through an evaluation of their activities as they relate to the applicable Trust Services Principles and Criteria.  A Type II report includes the service organization’s system description, as well as a detailed testing of the operating effectiveness of the service organization’s controls throughout the specified period.

According to Edge’s Norm Gagnon, Vice President of Compliance & Operations, “With SOC 2 compliance, our business’ internal systems and processes are evaluated, strengthened and improved. We are now more equipped than ever to serve our clients in a secure and compliant way in a complex environment of ever increasing regulation and data security requirements. This gives us a competitive edge in the industry in terms of credibility and reputation.”