Accreditation is an important seal of approval that all companies should look for when choosing a background screening provider. It is the only program in our field that proves a provider’s procedures are compliant with industry best practices and affirms industry knowledge and expertise.

"Accreditation is the industry's primary vehicle for quality assurance, self-regulation and public accountability. Developed and sustained by background screening professionals, accreditation reflects, reinforces and promotes best practices, institutional ethics and the highest standards of background screening operations."

To become accredited, consumer reporting agencies must pass a rigorous onsite audit, conducted by an independent inspector, of their policies and procedures as they relate to the following critical areas:

Directory of Sponsoring Companies

Accurate Background, Inc.

Accurate Background provides customized background screening solutions through innovative technology. Trusted by organizations worldwide, we offer superior, quality products. Committed to integrity, accuracy and timely results, we give you the tools to make informed hiring decisions through comprehensive reports, compliance services and easy-to-use technology. 888.784.3949


AmericanChecked is a nationally accredited, WBE, HUBZone-certified screening company offering a robust menu of background screening, drug testing, and ATS/HRIS services. AmericanChecked provides state-of-the-art data security, over-the-top customer service and product education while protecting the integrity of consumer information. AmericanChecked listens, creates and responds with passion and dedication to excellence.

Application Verification

Built on solid fundamentals, Application Verification is a full-service human resource support organization. Application Verification specializes in providing screening solutions to compliance driven industries. Regardless of whether your company falls under federal or state regulations, our highly-skilled team will work to create a solution customized to meet your organization’s requirements. 855.581.7875


Aurico is an NAPBS accredited and ISO 9001:2008 certified background screening and drug testing company. With over 22 years of experience, Aurico provides clients with high quality screening, compliance tools, paperless solutions and is nationally recognized on HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction list of top screening providers. 866.255.1852

BackTrack, Inc.

BackTrack, since 1994, is a NAPBS Accredited background screening provider and serves many Fortune 500 Companies. Through strategic partnerships we also provide excellent drug testing, assessment testing, payroll, exit interviewing and applicant tracking options. Besides receiving many local business awards we are an Inc. 500 Fastest-Growing Private Company. 800.991.9694

CARCO Group, Inc.

CARCO celebrates 35+ years as the leader in quality of service, timely reporting, cost-effectiveness, best-in-class technology, and legal expertise in the pre-employment screening industry. CARCO’s Onboarding Solution eliminates paper processes and ensures efficient and compliant hiring. Full-service offerings include background screening products, electronic I-9/E-Verify processes, vendor screening, and drug testing. 631.862.9300

Creative Services

Not ALL background checks are created equal. Screen smart. Hire with confidence. Get the advantage. Creative Services, Inc. (CSI) is a recognized leader in the development, implementation and monitoring of comprehensive background investigation and drug screening programs. CSI offers programs designed to help reduce the risks associated with hiring process. 800.227.0002

Data Facts

Since 1989, Data Facts has provided the most reliable & compliant Information You Trust to hire and retain the best possible employees. Protect your business from negligent hiring, decrease turnover and improve your bottom line faster & easier than ever before with our HR Secure Screen, your complete hiring solution. 800.264.4110

Employment Background Investigations, Inc. (EBI)

Employment Background Investigations, Inc. (EBI) is a single-source, premier provider of background screening, drug testing and occupational healthcare solutions. EBI specializes in the development and implementation of employment, contractor and volunteer screening programs that can be specifically tailored to securely meet each client’s screening objectives. Learn more at: 800.324.7700

Edge Information Management, Inc.

Since 1991, Edge Information Management, Inc. has been providing companies with solutions for their background and drug screening process. Integrated with leading ATS systems, Edge helps reduce risk and improve the overall hiring process quickly and cost-effectively. The Right People Give You The Edge. Edge Gives You The Right People.SM 800.725.3343


EmployeeScreenIQ helps employers make smart hiring decisions. We do this through a comprehensive suite of background screening services including the industry’s most thorough criminal background checks, resume verification services and substance abuse screening. EmployeeScreenIQ is accredited by NAPBS, a distinction earned by less than 2% of all screening companies. 800.235.3954

Employment Screening Services

ESS is dedicated to protecting companies & employees through extensive background screenings and drug testing. ESS combines experience, technology & unparalleled customer service to deliver fast, affordable & effective screenings. As a NAPBS accredited provider, ESS offers solutions that reduce turnover, limit liability & improve the bottom line. 866.859.0143

Employment Screening Resources (ESR)

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) provides accurate and actionable background check results to help promote a safe and efficient workplace. ESR advantages include Applicant Generated Report System® for automated/paperless screening solutions, Assured Compliance System® for exclusive real-time legal compliance functionality, and accreditation by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®).

FirstPoint Background Screening Resources

Accreditation shows our commitment to compliance and best practices. HRO Today Baker’s Dozen ranking in the top 4 nationally two years in a row shows our commitment to serving our clients. A culture of “I Am Second”…putting our clients first in all things. Let us introduce you to FirstPoint. 877.425.4763


GIS is a nationally accredited background screening company that has been providing risk mitigation solutions since 1966. In recent years, GIS has grown to serve thousands of customers and some of the world's largest employers with comprehensive national and international background check solutions, talent acquisition solutions and industry-specific services. 888.333.5696


Hirease provides HR solutions & services for small and enterprise clients nationwide via accredited FCRA compliant background checks, applicant organizer software, comprehensive leadership assessments & performance management software. Hirease focuses on long term relationships with our clients delivering solutions with exceptional service that is personalized to client’s preferences. 866.693.1764

Human Assets South

Human Assets South provides background screening and drug testing services to companies nationwide. Often a company’s commitment to supplier diversity leads them in search of providers that meet certain criteria. Founded in 1991, Human Assets South is female owned and provides added value, quality and expertise to client companies.


Founded in 1989, InfoMart is one of the nation's premier accredited screening companies, providing criminal histories, credit and driving records, and education and employment verifications for businesses worldwide. The company is dedicated to customer service, technology and accuracy, and has been recognized for its success, workplace culture and corporate citizenship. 800.800.3774

Integrated Screening Partners

ISP has revolutionized the power of actionable information using a consultative and personalized approach to background screening. Our “best-in-class” solution is delivered with integrity, focus on innovation, competitive pricing and a personal touch allowing our clients to benefit in the lowest total cost in the acquisition of human capital. 512.891.6060


IntelliCorp background checks and employment screening solutions help you mitigate risk. We provide product packages, easy-to-use services and integration options. Benefit with streamlined processes, exceptional service, and paramount privacy and security. NAPBS accredited, we’re also on HRO Today’s 2012 Baker’s Dozen list of the nation’s top 13 outsourced screening providers. 800.539.3717


Peopletrail™ is a leading provider of custom employment, tenant and drug screening solutions, criminal background checks, & ATS integrations. Only Peopletrail™ combines superior service through dedicated account managers with efficient, innovative technology to deliver on-demand, accurate and timely reporting. Trusted and respected by all, Peopletrail™ provides Actionable insight you trust™. 866.223.8822


PreCheck has over 20 years of exclusively serving the healthcare industry’s unique background screening and credentialing needs. Our suite of solutions includes criminal background checks, OIG exclusion and sanction screening, professional license management and ongoing monitoring, employment verification outsourcing, occupational health and drug testing, and electronic I-9 and E-Verify processing. 800.999.9861

Research Associates Inc.

RAI delivers high-level background screening services to elite employers committed to hiring exceptional employees. We operate in over 160 countries and deliver in-depth, comprehensive investigative reports. Our on-line Compliance Manager platform fully automates all legally required screening documents and procedures from the initial disclosure forms through the adverse action process. 800.255.9693

Shield Screening

Shield Screening utilizes the latest in screening technologies to build customized solutions that provide cutting edge services to broad industry footprints. Our certified and accredited expertise ensures that you will be compliant with all federal, state and industry regulations while receiving 24/7 customer support. Knowing the past, Shield's your future. 800.260.3738


Trak-1 delivers easy, online solutions for your organization. Whether you are looking for professional background screening, people management, web-based training or assessment tools, we produce solutions that deliver information designed to protect and transform your people and your organization. To meet your personal Trak-1 assistant, visit or call 800.600.8999.

Universal Background Screening

Universal Background Screening provides comprehensive background screening services with a commitment to personalized, responsive service and accuracy in the information we provide. We help companies from coast to coast make the background screening process easier and ensure our clients know everything they need to know about their prospective employees. 877.263.8033

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