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Certification Conformance Statement


Organization Name: First Advantage
Product or Implementation: Background Check Web Services
Date Certified: 2012-06-01
Specification(s) Certified Against: BackgroundCheck.xsd
Package(s): 2004-08-02 (2_3)
Use of specification: First Advantage’s Background Check Web Service implements the HR Open Standards Consortium’s BackgroundCheck and BackgroundReports schemas with no extensions. It supports SOAP, FTP, and non-SOAP HTTP-Post enveloping.


The principle HR-XML design requirement for the First Advantage Background Check Web Service is to provide a standard client interface to facilitate the ordering (BackgroundCheck) and reporting (BackgroundReports) of First Advantage services. First Advantage’s Web Service specification enables background check requests to generate from source data from clients’ HR systems and from applicant-tracking and similar recruiting systems.


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About First Advantage

First Advantage combines domain expertise, technology solutions and data to create proprietary products and services that organizations worldwide use to make smarter business decisions. First Advantage is a leading provider of talent acquisition solutions including employment background screening, occupational health services, recruiting solutions, skills and behavioral assessments and business tax consulting services. First Advantage is headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL and has offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. More information about First Advantage can be found at

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