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BPSS checks (Baseline Personnel Security Standard) were created to help reduce the risk of illegal workers, identity fraud and overall protect national security. It’s a requirement for civil servants, the armed forces and government contractors. It’s also required before applying for NSV security clearance. It analyses a candidate’s credit report, three-year employment verification; Gap in employment analysis and a basic criminal disclosure. At CBS we specialise in providing BPSS checks with 100% validated results that you can rely on.We offer very competitive prices for our BPSS checks and 80% of applications can now be completed in as little as 24 hours with the recent legislative process change regarding Basic Criminal Disclosures.

As industry leaders in providing a range of background checks, our team has years’ of experience providing NSV-compliant BPSS security clearances. Our purpose-built, streamlined system delivers your results online – saving you weeks waiting for a traditional, paper-based check. BPSS is now our most selected screening package, with us seeing a tremendous increase in demand over the past 2 years due to the requirements for users of PSN (Public Services Network) connected networks.

As well as the contractual requirements for BPSS, we have seen a definite trend in our systems showing BPSS has also become a robust standard of screening, adopted throughout many organisation who will take advantage of our eScreening system and add other bespoke services, building their own unique version of BPSS going above and beyond to enhance safeguarding and data validation.

The CBS Referencing Team have extensive industry knowledge and experience with BPSS, and are able to manage all applications from Individual Contractor Screening, through to high volume submissions with tight deadlines, whilst providing first direct customer and applicant support throughout the entire process.

What information is included in this type of check?


A BPSS check consists of verification made up of the following four parts (known as RICE):

• Right to work — Nationality and Immigration Status (including an entitlement to undertake the work in question)
• Identity — ID data check (electronic identity authentication- name, address, aliases, links, accounts etc.)
• Criminal Records — Search for unspent convictions only (Basic Disclosure)
• Employment history check — Confirmation of past three years employment (minimum) history / activity

In addition, candidates are required to disclose any significant periods spent abroad (6 months or more in the past three years).
We have no global screening limitations and can easily provide the international equivalent of BPSS to “cover all ground”.

BPSS UK For UK Based staff
BPSS UK/International For UK based staff with an International Address History (6 months Residency or more within the last 5 years)
BPSS International For Non UK Staff

Questions? We love them! – Get in touch if you are looking for additional guidance and advice on BPSS Checks –01443 799 900 / enquiries@cbscreening.co.uk




Credit Report
3 Year Employment Verification
Gap in Employment Analysis
Basic Criminal Disclosure

Whats Included In A BPSS Check?

Right to work
ID Check
Criminal Record Check
Employment History Check


80% of applications can be completed in as little as 24 hours.


Questions? We love them! – Get in touch if you are looking for additional guidance and advice on BPSS Checks –01443 799 900 / enquiries@cbscreening.co.uk