March 26, 2018

Background Checks and the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Founded as a non-profit trade association in 2003, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) was established to represent the interest of companies offering employment and tenant background screening services. Just as importantly, however, the initial members wanted to establish and promote a high level of ethics and performance standards for the screening industry.

The Association currently represents over 880 member companies engaged in employment and tenant background screening across the United States. Member companies range from Fortune 100 companies to small local businesses, conducting millions of employment related and tenant background checks each year as part of the hiring and leasing process. NAPBS Member companies are defined as “consumer reporting agencies” pursuant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and are regulated by both the FTC and CFPB.


To advance excellence in the screening profession.


To be the trusted global authority for the screening profession.

Core Values

NAPBS is committed to:

– Integrity and ethics

– Advancement of knowledge

– Compliance

– Service to our members

– Collaboration

– Proactive engagement

For more information on NAPBS and to view additional resources, please visit the website at www.napbs.com

The information provided in this article is for general informational and educational purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Accordingly, before taking any actions based upon such information, we encourage you to consult with the appropriate legal professionals or licensed attorneys.