Valiant PBSA Accreditation Policies

The Professional Background Screening Association 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

To become accredited, firms must demonstrate initial and ongoing compliance with the accreditation standard as prepared by the Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC). Compliance is demonstrated through rigorous desk and on-site audits, all of which are completed by an independent third-party auditor.

Firms must document each of their policies and processes as required in each of the areas within the Standard and demonstrate visible compliance with their policies to the auditor. 

Valiant is preparing its accreditation application and maintains all of the required policies.

We have posted the policies on our website for anyone to review.

 Valiant has also earned Enterprise Level CRA Certification from the National Consumer Reporting Association.

This robust compliance program requires a Consumer Reporting Agency, like Valiant, to demonstrate expertise in the following areas:

> Information Security

> Vendor Management

> Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

> Consumer Complaint Management

> Business Practices

> Code of Conduct

> Auditing

> FCRA, UDAAP, Safeguards Rule, State CRA Regulations

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