Creative Services, Inc. ACHIEVES BACKGROUND SCREENING CREDENTIALING COUNCIL RE-ACCREDITATION
RALEIGH, N.C., DATE – The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that Creative Services, Inc. (CSI) has successfully demonstrated continued compliance with the Background Screening Organization Accreditation Program (BSOAP) and is recognized as BSCC-Accredited.
CSI has maintained its accreditation since 2012 and is pleased to achieve reaccreditation in 2023. As a pioneering leader in the industry, CSI has always been at the forefront of steering regulations on behalf of our clients. Our active involvement includes presenting at Congressional Hearings and engaging with U.S. Senators to drive the advancement of our industry. The PBSA BSCC recognizes CSI's unwavering dedication to serving our clients with the highest standards of quality, regulatory compliance, and data security. Alan Sklar, CSI’s President and CEO emphasized, “One of our primary goals is to provide our clients with peace of mind, knowing their background screening partner is dedicated to compliance, quality, and service.”
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, PBSA has maintained that there is a strong need for a singular, cohesive industry standard and, therefore, created the BSOAP. Governed by a strict professional standard of specified requirements and measurements, the BSOAP 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 excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement.
The BSCC oversees the application process and is the governing accreditation body that validates the background screening organizations seeking accreditation meet or exceed a measurable standard of competence. To become accredited, consumer reporting agencies must pass a rigorous onsite audit, conducted by an independent auditing firm, of its policies and procedures as they relate to six critical areas: consumer protection, legal compliance, client education, product standards, service standards, and general business practices.
Any U.S.-based employment screening organization is eligible to apply for accreditation. A copy of the standard, the policies and procedures, and measurements is available at www.thepbsa.org.
Founded in 2003 as a not-for-profit trade association, The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) represents the interests of more than 900 member companies around the world that offer tenant, employment and background screening. PBSA 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.thepbsa.org.
Creative Services, Inc. (CSI) has been helping companies hire with confidence since 1976. CSI is a full-service employment screening provider specializing in Background Checks, Drug Testing, Security Consulting, Recruiting Solutions, and Monitoring Programs. CSI’s tireless pursuit of accuracy and unwavering attention to compliance are a testament to our philosophy of being a trusted partner in the employee selection process. Companies of all sizes and industries put their trust in CSI’s established best practices backed by the latest technology and system integrations. For more information, visit www.creativeservices.com to learn more.