The Fair Credit Reporting Act is very confusing for organizations.

Even though the name includes the word “credit”, the FCRA applies to all types of consumer reports- criminal background checks, references, driving history, etc. If you use a third party (background screening firm) and pay them to conduct your background checks then you must follow the requirements of the FCRA.

The following list will provide links to sample forms and videos to assist with your Fair Credit Reporting Act compliance:


Sample FCRA Disclosure/ Authorization Forms

Sample FCRA Disclosure/ Authorization Form


Required CFPB/FCRA End-User Forms

A Summary of  Your Rights Under the FCRA

Notice to Users of Consumer Reports


Vendor of SafeHiring

Notice to Furnishers of Information