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FirstPoint Background Screening Resources, Inc. Accreditation Confirmed

We are pleased to announce that the 3-year review of our accreditation by the Professional Background Screening Association’s (PBSA) Background Screening Credentialing Council has been completed and the continuation of our accreditation has been approved. This continuation of our accreditation shows that all members of the FirstPoint Background Screening team remain committed to excellence in its processes and in its adhering to all federal, state, and local regulations.

“The continuation of our accreditation shows that FirstPoint is committed to conducting business the right way on a daily basis,” states Scott Hall, Senior Vice President and COO. “Compliance and integrity are foundational pillars of our company. Pillars that we have built upon for over 100 years,” Hall continues

The PBSA offers an accreditation program for Consumer Reporting Agencies (CRAs) located in the United States. Governed by a strict and thorough set of professional standards of specified requirements and measurements, the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) has become a widely recognized seal of approval bringing national recognition to an employment background screening-affiliated organization for its commitment to achieving excellence through high professional standards with accountability that results in continued institutional improvement. The BSAAP provides a detailed process for evaluating and improving internal operating procedures that every CRA, and their clients, benefit from. Accredited CRAs have made a commitment to uphold and deliver the highest level of industry standards for the following critical areas:

  • Information Security
  • Legal and Compliance
  • Client Education
  • Researcher and Data Standards
  • Verification Services Standards
  • Business Practices
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FirstPoint’s Background Screening Division Grows by Acquisition

On July 1, 2017 FirstPoint Background Screening Resources acquired Correct Checks, Inc. headquartered in McKinney, TX. Correct Checks is a full-service background screening company with clients located throughout the United States. “This acquisition shows our commitment to growth and finding partners who share the same value of delivering an excellent client experience.” states M. Scott Hall, Senior Vice President and head of the background screening division for FirstPoint. This acquisition expands FirstPoint’s footprint further west and brings accreditation to the Correct Checks clients. “Delivering an excellent client experience only happens if the proper procedures and processes are in place. This acquisition brings all of the Correct Checks clients under the accreditation earned by FirstPoint from the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA).” Hall continues. FirstPoint not only expanded its client base and geographic foot print with this acquisition, but created new jobs in FirstPoint’s home office located in Greensboro, NC as a result of the Correct Checks acquisition.

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