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Acronym List

Acronym List


An acronym is a term formed from the initial letter or letters of each of the major parts of a compound term. This page lists acronyms found on the BGCheckInfo.cna.org website and other acronyms that are commonly used in the background check field. This list is not a legal document.

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A

AFIS Automatic Fingerprint Identification Systems

C

CBC Criminal Background Check
CBRF Community-based Rehabilitation Facility
CE Continuing Education
CHI Criminal History Investigation
CHR Criminal History Record
CHRI Criminal History Record Information
CJIS Criminal Justice Information System
CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
CNA Certified Nurse Aide
CNAC CNA Technical Assistance Contractors
CSO/SIB CJIS Security Office/State Identification Bureau

F

FDD Facilities for People with Developmental Disabilities
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation

H

HCBS Home and Community Based Services
HHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

I

IAFIS Integrated Automatic Fingerprint Identification System
ICF/ID Intermediate Care Facility for the Intellectually Disabled
ICF/MR Intermediate Care Facilities for the Mentally Retarded
III Interstate Identification Index

L

LEIE List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (OIG exclusion list)
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
LTC Long Term Care

M

MMA Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003

N

NBCP National Background Check Program
NFF National Fingerprint File
NLETS National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System

O

OIG Office of the Inspector General
ORI Originating Agency Identifier

P

PCW Personal Care Worker

R

RN Registered Nurse

S

SBI State Bureau of Investigation
SIB State Identification Bureau (Various States)
SNF Skilled Nursing Facility

T

TCN Transaction Control Number

U

UCIA Uniform Conviction Information Act