The DataFlow Group and Aequo International Jointly Sponsor Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards (FARB) in 2017

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Dubai, 11 January 2017: The DataFlow Group – leading global provider of specialised Primary Source Verification (PSV) solutions, and background screening and immigration compliance services – and Aequo International will serve as joint annual sponsors for Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards (FARB) activities in 2017.

Underscoring efforts to actively mitigate the risks resulting from embellished or forged credentials presented by dishonest and unqualified individuals worldwide, the DataFlow Group has partnered with the education evaluation services of Aequo International to consolidate and complement its longstanding industry expertise and global networks.

The DataFlow Group and Aequo International will commence their partnership by co-sponsoring the 41st Annual FARB Forum, which is scheduled to take place between 26 – 29 January in San Antonio, Texas. Aligned with FARB’s mission to ‘advance excellence in regulation of the professions in the interest of public protection’ – the 41st Annual FARB Forum will bring together a host of regulatory agency professionals from around the world to discuss the latest trends in professional regulation and analyse current issues affecting regulatory boards, one of which is the topic of credential forgery.

“In today’s increasingly competitive global markets, we are seeing the misrepresentation of experience and falsification of documents to obtain work visas, professional licensure, college admission or higher positions in organizations become common practice. By sponsoring the 41st Annual FARB Forum with Aequo International, we are now one step closer to helping regulators achieve our shared goal of safeguarding communities worldwide against the countless risks of document fraud and malpractice,” commented Aiman Shehabi, Chief Commercial Officer of the DataFlow Group.

Reaffirming this point, James Suh, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aequo International, stated, “The alarming percentage of fraudulent credentials submitted by professional licensure candidates over the past year has heightened our efforts to authenticate every single educational document that we evaluate. This partnership with the DataFlow Group enables us to offer a better service to state boards and close pathways on industry specific issues, such as human trafficking.”

About the DataFlow Group

The DataFlow Group is a leading global provider of specialized Primary Source Verification (PSV) solutions, and background screening and immigration compliance services. The DataFlow Group partners with clients across the public and private sectors to assist them in mitigating potential risk by exposing fraudulent education degrees, employment certificates, practice licenses, work permits and passports.

To ensure that hired professionals have the qualifications they claim, the DataFlow Group utilizes cutting-edge technologies and leverages an expansive network of over 60,000 issuing authorities throughout more than 200 countries and territories to liaise with primary sources and verify the authenticity of documents submitted by candidates, in accordance with global industry best practices and Joint Commission International (JCI) guidelines.

Headquartered in Dubai, the DataFlow Group undertakes hundreds of thousands of immigration compliance screening and verification service transactions for professionals each year on behalf of various government, quasigovernment, regulatory and large multinational organizations worldwide.

About Aequo International

Aequo International provides efficient and knowledgeable services that set the benchmark in the field of education evaluations. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Association of the State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), the Aequo International team performs over 12,000 education evaluations each year and exceeds the industry standard of authenticating documents through a comprehensive verification process.

Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, the Aequo International team remains dedicated to offering other professions and organizations the same high quality educational evaluations that NASBA is able to provide the State Boards of Accountancy. Through strong relationships with state boards, educators and third-party providers, Aequo International strives to simultaneously protect the public and help students and professionals achieve their professional goals.

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