Background Screening Resources


National Association of Professional Background Screeners offers FCRA and Provider certifications as well as Accreditation to CRAs.  An invaluable resource for all who work within the screening industry

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is one of the regulators in the background screening world.  Obtain required disclosures, notices and updates with regard to the FCRA and the latest enforcement actions 

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The Federal Trade Commission is the other regulator for the background screening industry, and has recently created new guidance for businesses aimed at giving employment background screening companies information  on how to comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

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Recent Legislation


Stay up to date on Federal, State and Local changes daily.  You can be a part of the solution by getting involved. Ask us how!

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Alphabet Soup

The screening industry is FULL of acronyms.  Find the most common terms and their definitions here!

Background Screening is full of acronyms. 

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Production Resources


 SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast  journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts,  puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover  artists and other media professionals 

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 IMDb, an abbreviation of Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to world films, television programs, home videos  and video games, and internet streams, including cast, production crew  and personnel biographies, plot summaries, trivia, and fan reviews and  ratings 

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 Over 6,000 of the world’s best film festivals and contests, including 48 Academy Award accredited festivals, use FilmFreeway to reach over 500,000 filmmakers and artists worldwide

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 Professionally Pretty is a fully licensed and bonded Model & Talent  Agency that books talent Worldwide. The agency was founded by two  model/actresses who have over 30 years of combined industry experience.  This gives their talent and clients a unique advantage as they fully  understand all sides of the business

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 Casting Networks, LLC is the leading provider of casting and audition  management software to the casting industry. Casting directors and  agents worldwide use Casting Networks to source and manage talent across  film, television, digital and commercials projects facilitating over a  million auditions per year. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in  New York, London and Sydney

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Alphabet Soup



Fair Credit Reporting Act


Consumer Reporting Agency


Federal Trade Commission


Consumer Financial Protection Bureau


Fact Act

More Lingo

Hit - Record of arrest or conviction

Dispo - Disposition or the final adjudication of a case

FTA - Failure to Appear

FTP - Failure to Pay