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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

D

DOJ U.S. Department of Justice

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
NCIC National Crime Information Center
NFF National Fingerprint File
NGI Next Generation Identification
NLETS National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System
NSOPW National Sex Offender Public Website
NSOR National Sex Offender Registry

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
SOR Sex Offender Registry

T

TCN Transaction Control Number

U

UCIA Uniform Conviction Information Act