The SPW Background Screening Standard specifies that signing professionals will undergo and pass an annual background screening that follows the search criteria and scoring metrics defined in the Standard.
One hundred and four separate offenses have been assigned a point value of 2 to 25 points. A cumulative score equal to or greater than 25 produces a fail result. In addition, a positive match on certain searches will automatically disqualify the applicant. The Standard specifies that a compliant background screening will search the following sources of data:
Please refer to the full specification for additional notes and limitations in these searches.
The SPW recommended that the Standard include annual background screening since signing professionals enter the offices and private residences and are privy to the private and confidential non-public personal and financial information of SPW members’ customers.
Download the Background Screening Standard Specifications (2021 Update) (PDF)