National Accreditation: What It Says About Your Choice in a Background Check Provider

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A word of investment advice rings true for national accreditation far beyond the world of stocks and bonds:

“Don’t ask the financial gurus what you should have in your portfolio, ask what they have in theirs.” 

Like any industry, you should do your homework by reading client testimonials and checking the Better Business Bureau rating. Further, you should also ask who the experts use, and why. 

Don’t Sacrifice Accreditation

One answer you’ll hear a lot–one you shouldn’t sacrifice when choosing a screening firm–is accreditation. 

Accreditation with the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) is the industry seal of approval. It stands as a certificate of quality that often takes years to achieve. It’s the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) of the auto mechanics industry, the National Roofing Contractors Association of roofing. Choosing a background screening provider without one is like settling on the auto mechanic who doesn’t work on his own vehicles.


The NAPBS created a national certification in the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program. Background check providers vying for the BSAAP seal must undergo rigorous inspections, on-site audits, information security, and legal compliance, client education, ethical standards for research and data retrieval, and more.    


Just like an ASE certification says something about your mechanic, an NAPBS certification says something about the firms who’ve elected to undergo this level of scrutiny for a background screening accreditation. Indeed, it shows who’s willing to put in the work, meet the ethical demands of its clientele, and maintain a decades-long reputation for excellence.

Thomas Edison once said, 

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

– Thomas Edison

Learn More About National Accreditation for Background Check Providers

You don’t have to choose TruDiligence, but when you’re shopping for a background screening firm, don’t sacrifice the safety of your workplace, your home, or your senior living community to any company that hasn’t put in the work to earn national accreditation. Also, if they happen to have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, all the better.

If you’re looking to save money, reduce turn-over, and choose with confidence, we’d love to speak to you. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

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