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Membership Categories & Pricing

Regular Membership

Annual Dues are based upon the number of company employees, 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.

Dues are determined by the total number of company employees. Part-time employees count as one-half. The total number is the actual number of employees, not just those who wish to be listed with PBSA.

  • 12 or fewer employees: $700 USD per year
  • 13-25 employees: $1,400 USD per year
  • 26-50 employees: $2,050 USD per year
  • 51-100 employees: $3,700 USD per year
  • 101 - 500 employees: $6,200 USD per year
  • 501 - 1,000 employees: $10,000 USD per year
  • 1,001+ employees: $15,000 USD per year

Associate Membership

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.

Dues are determined by the total number of company employees. Part-time employees count as one-half. The total number is the actual number of employees, not just those who wish to be listed with PBSA.

  • 12 or fewer employees: $625 USD per year
  • 13-25 employees: $750 USD per year
  • 26-50 employees: $950 USD per year
  • 51-100 employees: $1,200 USD per year
  • 101 - 500 employees: $1,500 USD per year
  • 501 - 1,000 employees: $1,800 USD per year
  • 1,001+ employees: $2,200 USD per year

Affiliate Membership

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.

Dues: are determined by the total number of company employees. Part-time employees count as one-half. The total number is the actual number of employees, not just those who wish to be listed with PBSA.

  • 12 or fewer employees: $625 USD per year
  • 13-25 employees: $750 USD per year
  • 26-50 employees: $950 USD per year
  • 51-100 employees: $1,200 USD per year
  • 101 - 500 employees: $1,500 USD per year
  • 501 - 1,000 employees: $1,800 USD per year
  • 1,001+ employees: $2,200 USD per year

If you are unsure what membership category your business qualifies for, contact membership@thepbsa.org.

PBSA Membership Year — January 1 to December 31

First year membership dues are prorated based on date of application.

  • 1st qtr. (Jan-Mar) — 100% of annual dues
  • 2nd qtr. (Apr-Jun) — 75% of annual dues
  • 3rd qtr. (Jul-Sep) — 50 % of annual dues
  • 4th qtr. (Oct-Dec) — 100% of annual dues which includes remainder of year and all of following year

 

Current exchange rate and conversion can be found by clicking on this link. *Note: the currency exchange link will bring you to a site outside of the PBSA domain.

 

As part of the new membership structure under the 2019 bylaws changes, a single membership allows a member company, and all of their employees, to participate in or receive PBSA communications from any or all PBSA Councils.  When joining or renewing you will have the option to select the Councils you wish to receive communication from.  

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