TruDiligence remains one of the few background check companies accredited by the PBSA (Professional Background Screening Association). As an accredited company, TruDiligence maintains compliance with FCRA regulations (Fair Credit Reporting Act) which are important for both employers and applicants alike.
Why Both PBSA Accreditation & FCRA Compliance Are Crucial
The PBSA is a non-profit organization that provides accreditation to background screening and investigative firms. Founded in 1983, the company remains based in Dallas, Texas. The PBSA Accreditation Program sets the standards for the industry, establishes guidelines for ethical business practices, and provides consumers with a means of evaluating the quality of service firms provide.
PBSA Accreditation is a voluntary program administered by the Private Security and Investigative Services Board (PSISB). The purpose of the program is to maintain quality standards and provide the public with a means of identifying PSISB-accredited firms, like TruDiligence.
The PBSA Accreditation process includes an application, on-site inspection, and follow-up inspection. The application process includes a detailed questionnaire about the firm’s business practices and policies, as well as information about the management team.
Firms are then subject to an on-site inspection by a PSISB inspector who evaluates how well they meet PBSA standards. If they meet all of them, then they are accredited for three years.
Background checks and investigations firms need accreditation from the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). This is important because it ensures that they are following all the guidelines set forth by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and have a higher level of accountability.
The importance of PBSA accreditation is that it ensures that the background check and investigative firm has met certain standards. The standards that TruDiligence meets include:
- Access to databases
- Compliance with FCRA
- A commitment to confidentiality
Only a small number of other firms in America have this accreditation. TruDiligence is, indeed, one of very few. As an employer, why not choose one of the only background check firms in America with this substantial distinction, for your background check and investigative needs?
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