ISO Certification


SJV maintains an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Quality Management System for research and investigation, specializing in public records for employment screening purposes. Our ISO certification is the basis for our comprehensive Quality Management System, assuring the highest levels of accuracy and quality possible while delivering unparalleled customer satisfaction to our clients. We are the only ISO Certified firm in our direct marketplace, which proves our continuing efforts toward quality assurance are second to none.

Privacy Shield


The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework was designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and European Commission to provide companies on both sides of the Atlantic with a mechanism to comply with EU data protection requirements when transferring personal data from the European Union to the United States in support of transatlantic commerce. SJV has been recognized as Privacy Shield Certified since 2016, becoming the first Research Provider in the Background Screening Industry to achieve this certification.



SJV has incorporated a data privacy policy that complies with the seven Safe Harbor principles as recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce and European Commission. SJV has been recognized as Safe Harbor self-certified since 2013. By strictly adhering to the standards brought forth by the Safe Harbor policy as well as having one of the most state-of-the-art secure data networks, SJV is now part of an elite global data protection alliance.



SJV & Associates has been a proud member of the National Associaton of Professional Background Screeners since 2004. The goals of the NAPBS mirror those of SJV, as we also represent the interest of companies offering employment and background screening. Members of SJV are actively involved in the NAPBS, serving on both the Conference Committee as Ambassadors, and also serving on the Provider Committee.



Concerned CRA

Concerned CRAs is a group of companies within the background, pre-employment, and tenant screening industries, who are concerned about the future of the background screening industry. Although SJV & Associates is not a Consumer Reporting Agency, we strongly believe in the practice of not off-shoring sensitive personal information. Concerned CRAs believes that the off-shoring of sensitive personal information and other data practices employed by some companies places the background screening industry at risk.