American DataBank is a founding and accredited member of the Professional Background Screeners Association (PBSA).

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.

American DataBank’s accreditation through the PBSA validates our company as a background screening organization that exceeds a measurable standard of competence. Annually, American DataBank passes a rigorous onsite audit of its policies and procedures as they relate to six crucial areas: consumer protection, legal compliance, client education, product standards, service standards, and general business practices.

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 represents our organization’s commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement.

About PBSA

Founded in 2003 as a not-for-profit trade association, the ProfessionalBackground Screeners Association (PBSA) represents the interests of more than 700 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