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Welcome to our background checks resources page where we provide information on training, compliance, media and white papers.

Fair Credit Reporting Act

The Fair Credit Reporting Act is very confusing for organizations.

Even though the name includes the word “credit”, the FCRA applies to all types of consumer reports- criminal background checks, references, driving history, etc. If you use a third party (background screening firm) and pay them to conduct your background checks then you must follow the requirements of the FCRA.

The following list will provide links to sample forms and videos to assist with your Fair Credit Reporting Act compliance:

Sample FCRA Disclosure & Authorization Forms

Sample Disclosure & Authorization Form

Required CFPB/FCRA End-User Forms

A Summary of Your Rights Under the FCRA
Notice to Users of Consumer Reports

Vendors of Safe Hiring Solutions

Notices to Furnishers of Information
FCRA Overview Video


Safe Hiring Solutions has launched a FREE background screening webinars series to provide education in all aspects of the volunteer, tenant and employment background screening process as well as issues related to HR, security and violence prevention.

We will make industry experts available through these one hour training sessions. Each webinar will consist of a 35-40 minute presentation followed by 20 minutes of questions and answers.


We believe education is a critical aspect of background screening. We routinely publish whitepapers to help you navigate the ever-changing use of consumer reports.

We live in an extremely transient and global society which makes it impossible to know our potential employees, volunteers or tenants intimately.

So many criminal records are hidden behind closed doors or behind false identities on the internet.

Quality and comprehensive background checks are the first step in exposing unsuitable applicants during the hiring process. However, the most critical decision you make will be determining the best background screening firm to partner with.

Download this free white paper and understand the 10 things you should know about your background screening firm before you hire them!

This free white paper will prepare you to ask the right questions before you hire.

Training Videos

Navigating SHS Dashboard

Ordering Reports

Viewing Reports

Using AppScreen Paperless Processing

Adverse Action Manager

Court Access Fee

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