Alliance Risk Group is Certified by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA)

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PBSA/FCRA Basic Certificate

After joining our company, Alliance Risk Group Background Investigators complete five training webinars and pass an exam to receive 2-Year Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) Certification in the FCRA Basic Program. Basic certification provides a core understanding of foundational information core to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Alliance Risk Group supports staff in the Basic Certification Program which demonstrates a commitment to compliance throughout our organization.

Alliance Risk Group Background Investigators learn…

  • The basic FCRA concepts and terminology and some of the limitations on data that can be included in consumer reports
  • The basic rights and duties of end users, furnishers, resellers and consumers under the FCRA
  • Consumer litigation and regulatory enforcement actions under FCRA
  • Principal state law variants of the FCRA

PBSA/FCRA Advanced Certificate

After completing Basic Certification, our Senior Background Investigation Coordinators complete the FCRA Advanced Certificate Program.  Offered at Professional Background Screening Association Conferences, the course includes a live seminar followed by a written exam. There is also an option to participate in six training webinars and pass an exam.

Alliance Risk Group Senior Background Investiagors learn…

  • What is and is not considered a “Consumer Report” under the FCRA
  • What constitutes “maximum possible accuracy” under FCRA law
  • Disclosure and authorization form compliance
  • Adverse public record information compliance
  • Full file disclosure compliance
  • Implications of recent litigation

PBSA Criminal Research Provider

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The Background Investigation division is led by Teresa Goodwin, MBA, Director of the Background Investigative Division. She has FCRA Advanced Certification and is a PBSA Criminal Research Provider which demonstrates a knowledge of responsibilities as it relates to criminal history, FCRA compliance, data retention & security, and correcting information, disputes and complaints.

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