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Cisive and Its Driver iQ Division Continue to Be Accredited by the Background Screening Credentialing Council
January 01, 2014
Cisive is pleased to announce the completion of their three-year Interim Surveillance Audit for the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program with The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC). Cisive and its Driver IQ Division have successfully demonstrated through a desk audit continued compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP)'s Accreditation Standards and will continue to be formally recognized as BSCC-Accredited.
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 establishing written policies, documented procedures and auditable business practices reflecting industry excellence, accountability, professional standards and continued institutional improvement.
The BSAAP is overseen by an independently operating body appointed by the Board of NAPBS and referred to as the Background Screening Credentialing Council. The BSCC currently oversees the accreditation process using a third-party auditor and blind audit procedures. Once an organization has established through a desk audit and on-site audit their compliance with the BSAAP Standards for Accreditation, accreditation is granted. Every accredited entity is required to undergo a three-year Interim Surveillance desk audit in order to maintain their accreditation status. On-site audits and reviews take place every six years or in the event of a change of circumstances requiring re-consideration of their audit status. To learn more about the BSCC or the BSAAP accreditation program, visit http://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 700 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. For more information, visit www.napbs.com.