NAPBS Launches Formal Accreditation Program
February 25, 2010
Kudos to the National Association of Professional Background Screners (NAPBS) for passing and launching the industries first accreditation program. Since before I was Co-Chairman of NAPBS hundreds of people have put in thousands of tireless hours to get this program off the ground. The Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) was formed two years ago to take the hard work that was done previously and implement it into reality. I couldn’t be more proud of my competitors being able to work together to finally get this done! EmployeeScreenIQ is looking forward to the challenge of going through this process in the coming year!
MORRISVILLE, N.C., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ — The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) announced today they will be launching the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP), the first ever industry-specific background screening accreditation program at the opening ceremonies of the NAPBS 2010 Annual Conference on March 7th in San Antonio.
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 believed that there is a strong need for a singular cohesive industry standard and created the BSAAP. Governed by a strict professional standard composed of requirements and measurements, the BSAAP is positioned to become a widely recognized seal of approval 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 BSAAP is the industry’s primary vehicle for quality assurance, self-regulation and public accountability,” said Tracy Seabrook, CAE, executive director of NAPBS. ”Developed and sustained by background screening professionals, the BSAAP reflects, reinforces, and promotes best practices, institutional ethics, and the highest standards of background screening operations.”
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