OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – May 22, 2012 – Validity Screening Solutions, a premier provider of background screening and drug testing services, is pleased to announce that Chris Feld, Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager, has been awarded Advanced Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Certification (NAPBS).
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a complex piece of federal legislation enacted in 1970 which is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). FCRA guidelines mandate fairness, accuracy, and privacy in the collection and use of consumer information, including sensitive consumer credit information. These guidelines form the national standards for consumer reporting agencies’ use of public information and reports for employment screening purposes.
After completing and passing the Basic FCRA course in January, Feld completed and passed the Advanced FCRA course. The advanced course explored the multifarious document in more detail and has only been offered once to date, at the NAPBS Annual Conference in April. Drug testing circumstances, volunteer screening, and social media were a few of the topics covered.
“I am extremely pleased that Chris has earned Advanced FCRA Certification,” said Darren Dupriest, President. “Having a solid understanding of industry regulations is essential to our business. As laws and regulations continue to evolve in our profession, a significant portion of Validity’s value lies in the compliance support we provide our clients.”
Validity Screening Solutions, located in Overland Park, Kansas, provides accurate employment screening and drug testing to companies who want to hire confidently. Founded in 1992, Validity offers employers nationwide a convenient, streamlined and cost-effective approach to hiring by using the latest technology and providing every client a designated account representative that understands their business, its regulations and requirements. Validity is a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) and has received a number of prestigious accolades including the 2012 Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce’s Top 10 Small Businesses of the Year nominee, Inc.’s 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America (2009, 2010), KC Small Business Magazine’s 25 Under 25® Award (2010), Ingram’s Best Places to Work For (2010), Ingram’s Corporate Report 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Kansas City (2010), and the Kansas City Business Journal’s Best Places to Work (2010, 2011). For more information about Validity Screening Solutions, visit www.ValidityScreening.com or call 866.915.0792.