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CIC Announces FCRA Certification at No Additional Cost to its Property Management Members

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Reading a study guide and passing a 30 question test could save thousands of dollars in potential lawsuits and legal fees by receiving additional education within the multifamily housing industry.

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 11, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ — CIC, a nationwide leader in tenant screening, is proud announce to the industry that through their partnership with the National Consumer Reporting Association (NCRA), an FCRA certification test specifically designed to educate those in the multifamily housing industry, is now available. The test is completely free to clients, and is offered to multifamily housing employees and staff at all levels who process and analyze credit reports and background checks, and who are responsible for dealing with consumers and making rental decisions.

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) outlines very specific policies and procedures that every user of a tenant screening report should know and adhere to. Mistakes – intentional or not-can be expensive. There are consumers and attorneys who make a living looking for minute details that are overlooked, and CIC is aiming to protect their clients from becoming a defendant!

The process is as easy as “1, 2, 3″:

1.) Clients of CIC contact their account manager to request the study guide(s) and test(s) for their staff.

2.) Test takers read through the guide to gain more knowledge about the FCRA before being tested.

3.) When ready, users log in with their credentials and take the test.

A certificate worthy of framing is delivered to each and every person who successfully receives their FCRA certification. In addition users are able to include another beneficial credential to their portfolio of experience within the multifamily housing industry.

Founded in 1986, CIC is a leading nationwide provider of data solutions for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), property managers, housing authorities, apartment associations, real estate agents and independent rental owners throughout the U.S. For nearly three decades, CIC has leveraged the use of technology to deliver the most reliable and comprehensive information to clients, and continues to do so, today. By delivering quality affordable data solutions to the multifamily housing industry, CIC is proud to provide clients with applicant information they can trust giving them The Power of Decision. For more information about CIC’s solutions including tenant screening, employment screening, wholesale data, screening platforms and property management tools & software, please visit www.CICReports.com or call 888-316-4242.