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3rd Degree Screening recieves BSCC Accredited (PBSA Accredited)

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RALEIGH, N.C., DATE – The Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that 3RD DEGREE SCREENING, INC has successfully demonstrated compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will now be formally recognized as BSCC-Accredited.




Each year, U.S. employers, organizations and governmental agencies request millions of consumer reports to assist with critical business decisions involving background screening.  Background screening reports, which are categorized as consumer reports, are currently regulated at both the federal and state level. 

Since its inception, PBSA has maintained that there is a strong need for a singular, cohesive industry standard and, therefore, created the BSAAP. Governed by a strict professional standard of specified requirements and measurements, the BSAAP is becoming a widely recognized seal of achievement that brings national recognition to background screening organizations (also referred to as Consumer Reporting Agencies).  This recognition will stand as the industry “seal,” representing a background screening organization’s commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement.

The BSCC oversees the application process and is the governing accreditation body that validates the background screening organizations seeking accreditation meet or exceed a measurable standard of competence. To become accredited, consumer reporting agencies must pass a rigorous onsite audit, conducted by an independent auditing firm, of its policies and procedures as they relate to six critical areas:  consumer protection, legal compliance, client education, product standards, service standards, and general business practices.

Any U.S.-based employment screening organization is eligible to apply for accreditation. A copy of the standard, the policies and procedures, and measurements is available at

"We are proud of our hard work and dedication to the industry over the last 25 years. We did this for our customers and prospective customers. We wanted leave no doubt 3rd Degree Screening is the company to use for your background check needs" said 3rd Degree Screening CEO Jimmy Waters. 

About PBSA®

Founded in 2003 as a not-for-profit trade association, the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) represents the interests of more than 900 member companies around the world that offer tenant, employment and background screening.  PBSA provides relevant programs and training aimed at empowering members to better serve clients and maintain standards of excellence in the background screening industry, and presents a unified voice in the development of national, state and local regulations. For more information, visit

About 3rd Degree Screening

3rd Degree Screening is a Professional Background Screening Association Accredited Background Check Company. We received our accreditation through our commitment to uphold and deliver the highest level of industry standards in six critical areas:  consumer protection, legal compliance, client education, product standards, service standards, and general business practices. 3rd Degree Screening, Inc. began in 1996, providing hundreds of thousands of wholesale background screening services through the company Metro Background Solutions. In 2012 Metro Background Solutions was expanded into 3rd Degree Screening. Today, 3rd Degree Screening has clients in 38 states and provides background checks to over 2,000 client locations across the United States. 

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Additional Info

Media Contact : Jimmy Waters, CEO | 712-256-5701 |

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