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Canada Council Membership Structure

Beginning with 2021 dues, per the 2019 bylaw changes, entities headquartered in the United States will follow the updated dues schedule. Companies headquartered outside the United States will transition to the updated dues schedule beginning with 2022 dues.

Regular Member

Annual Dues are based upon company employee levels, see below for rate.
Regular Member Qualifications: Organizations who are regularly, currently and primarily* engaged in the business of background screening (for example a consumer reporting agency (CRA) that is engaged in the business of providing employment and/or tenant background screening services directly to end-users, such as, employers or landlord).  *Primarily means 50 percent or more of gross company revenue.
Regular Members may vote and hold office.
Employee Levels: Include all company employees.  Count each part-time as one-half employee and do not include subcontractors or outside consultants.

  • 12 or less  – $500 
  • 13 to 50 – $1,000
  • 51 to 100 – $2,250 
  • 101 or more – $2,500

Associate Member

Annual Dues: $500
Associate Member Qualifications: Organizations who are secondarily engaged in the business of background screening or who provide services integral to Regular members, as defined by the Board of Directors (for example, (a)  A company that is a CRA with screening services that generate less than 50 percent of gross company revenue, (b) A company that is a supply chain Provider** of services and products to CRAs (consumer reporting agencies), or (c)Combination of A and B).
**Examples of associate members are entities providing services integral to CRAs such as: software, public record researchers, background screening research and data, fingerprinting and drug screening, verification services, and other supply-chain partners to CRAs.
Associate Members may vote and hold office.

Affiliate Member

Annual Dues: $150
Affiliate Member Qualifications:  Organizations or individuals that support the purposes of PBSA and professionalism in screening, but, as determined by the Board of Directors, are not primarily or secondarily engaged in the business of background screening and do not provide services integral to Regular members.
**Examples of Affiliate Members: attorneys, consultants, human resource or security professionals, or insurance carriers.
Affiliate Members are not eligible to vote or hold office.

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