Criminal Research Provider Certificate Program
The Criminal Research Provider Certificate Program covers the fundamental concepts embodied in the NAPBS Criminal Record Provider Guidelines. The Provider Advisory Group, in support of the overall mission of NAPBS to advance excellence in the screening profession, has published several guidelines. These guidelines were adopted by NAPBS after an extensive process involving collaboration at all levels by industry providers and CRAs alike.
Certificate Holder Benefits
Upon passing the exam, participants receive a certificate that is valid for two years and are so designated in the online membership directory.
The exam has a time limit of one hour, and a score of 100% is required to pass the exam. Individuals may have the NAPBS Criminal Record Provider Guidelines available for reference during the exam. The test may be taken more than once if needed to achieve the required 100% score. The exam must be completed and passed within 11 months of the purchase date.
Criminal Research Provider Certificate is valid for two years and must be current to apply for renewal. To begin the renewal process, register for the renewal exam using the link below. The renewal exam must be completed and passed within 30 days of the purchase date.
Initial Certificate and Renewal:
NAPBS Member: $40