DBA International Certification Program
DBA International created its “gold standard” certification program in 2012 to promote uniform, consumer-oriented, best practice standards for the receivables industry. Highly regarded within the industry and regulatory community, DBA’s Certification Program includes a mandatory annual review of the program requirements to ensure that they evolve with industry best practices and incorporate any new statutory, regulatory and judicial developments.
DBA International’s Certification Program offers professional designations to companies and individuals operating and employed within the U.S. receivables industry. Information and resources needed to pursue company or individual-based certification, along with the application(s), can be found in the “Certification Resources” column located on the right side of this page.
CERTIFICATION PROGRAM - 30 DAY COMMENT PERIOD
The Certification Council has completed an annual review of the Certification Program and the Council's proposed revisions are posted here. DBA members are encouraged to review the edits and email their comments to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 7, 2015.
Certified Professional Receivables Company (CPRC)
Company certifications will be granted to debt buying companies, collection law firms, and third party collection agencies that comply with uniform and rigorous industry standards of best practices and pass a company background check. The standards address core principles including account documentation, chain of title, consumer complaint and dispute resolution, statute of limitation compliance, vendor management, credit bureau reporting, resale, as well as other relevant operational procedures.
Certification for debt buying companies: Debt buying companies must receive their CPRC designation by February 29, 2016 in order to remain members of DBA International. An exception to this requirement is provided to debt buying companies that join the association after March 1, 2014 who will have two (2) years from their date membership to become certified.
Certification for collection law firms and third party agencies: Collection law firms and third party collection agencies may voluntarily seek the CPRC designation but it is not a requirement in order to maintain their DBA International membership.
Certified Receivables Compliance Professional (CRCP)
Individual certifications are required for each certified company’s chief compliance officer and will be a voluntary, albeit highly regarded, designation for others within the industry. Certification will be granted to those individuals who complete industry-relevant education requirements and pass a criminal background screening conducted by DBA International.
If you have a question or need further guidance on DBA International's Debt Buyer Certification Program, please contact DBA at (916) 482-2462 or by email at email@example.com.