The Industry Standard Background Check

Compliance Made Easy

In 2013, Aspen joined industry experts including the National Association of Mortgage Field Services, Wells Fargo, First Advantage, and several other independent vendors to create a better background check. They created the only industry-backed, fit-for-purpose standardized criminal background check for mortgage field services personnel. Now widely adopted across the industry, it is the only background check a field service vendor needs, even if they work for multiple clients and work providers.

What do you get with your Industry-standard Background Check?


An individual compliance status rated from one to four (depending on compliance level)


A unique ABC# that identifies you and maintains their confidentiality

Add Proof-of-Service Technology for:


Additional oversight, accountability, monitoring, and risk management


Vendor check-in using ABC#


Property condition questions completed and code of conduct agreed on-site


Register with Aspen and select a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA).


Submit contacts who have consented for ABC# & background check.


The background check is completed and adjudicated by the CRA.


View individual compliance results for each contact.


Share compliance through network connections.


Check in onsite.

How It Solves the Industry’s Main Problems:

Strengthens Vendor Management

Reinforces accountability, consumer confidence, and proper due diligence in selecting vendors.

Supports a proactive approach to a safe, sound and secure vendor network.

Saving Time & Money

Less time required to review and score background check reports, including automated notification of flagged reports. No need to run multiple checks to meet different companies’ requirments.

Protects Consumers

Proactively protecting consumers, thus reducing complaints to regulatory authorities.

Protects Vendors

Unique vendor ABC# protects the field services professional’s identity and shows their compliance level.

Field services vendors represented with an industry working group of peers, where results can be appealed anonymously to the Industry Working Group Appeals Committee.

Introduces Transparency

  • Network confidentiality through unlimited network tiers
  • Consistent, level playing field in vetting & hiring decisions
  • Certainty when adjudicating background checks
  • Promotes due diligence
  • Consistent quality and control in third-party selection
  • Less risk selecting a vetting level independently
  • Comprehensive, data-riven, auditable compliance program

How Do I Get Started?

Email to schedule a demo or to discuss pricing.