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Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), a nationwide accredited background check firm, has been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as a member of the SHRM Preferred Provider Program able to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) through the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™).

According to the SHRM Preferred Provider Program webpage, “SHRM has established the SHRM Preferred Provider Program to give organizations that offer education, training and/or other HR-related Competency and Knowledge programming the opportunity to award PDCs, without pre-approval by SHRM, during a 2-year period.” SHRM Preferred Providers eliminate the guesswork for credential holders who know that a Preferred Provider program qualifies for SHRM recertification credits.

The ESR Online Safe Hiring Certification Training Course created by ESR Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen is divided into seven units covering critical areas of employment background checks. Each unit can be taken separately or all together as an entire course. As a SHRM Preferred Provider, ESR offers 2.5 or 3.0 PDCs for each unit and 20.0 PDCs for completion of the entire course. To learn more about the course, visit

ESR will also present a webcast featuring Rosen with leading video interviewing provider Montage titled “Video Interviewing & Compliance – Getting Up, Over & Beyond the Hesitation” on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time. The webinar will show the strategic benefits of video interviewing while eliminating exposure to discrimination laws. To register for this webcast worth 1.0 SHRM PDC, visit

The entire course is also approved for 20 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours and the webcast is approved for 1 (HR (General)) recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). ESR was one of the first background screening firms to be able to offer both HRCI credits and SHRM PDCs to Human Resources professionals. ESR has been an HRCI Approved Provider since June 2005 and a SHRM Preferred Provider since January 2015.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’ – is a nationwide background check firm accredited by The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). ESR’s SOC 2 Audit Report confirms the company meets high standards set by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for data security, confidentiality, and privacy. To learn more about background check services from ESR, call toll free 888.999.4474 or visit

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