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Awards & Affiliations

Our Success Is Well Known and Recognized

ACT has an outstanding reputation in our industry due to our ongoing success in achieving results for our clients while protecting their reputations. With ACT, you can rest assured you are working with one of the very best companies that adheres to the highest standards.

Certifications and Awards

  • Licensed in all 50 states and compliant with all state and federal regulations
  • Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Compliant
  • Certified SSAE 16 Type 2
  • Certified PCI DSS
  • Accredited with the Better Business Bureau
  • Recognized by Inc. magazine as one of America's 5000 fastest growing private companies for 10 consecutive years (2007-2016)
  • Recognized as the No. 1 Performing Private Collection Agency by the U.S. Dept. of Education (2014-2015)
  • Named the "Corporate Partner of the Year" in the Los Angeles Business Journal Non-Profit & Corporate Citizenship Awards (2015)
  • Recognized as a “Top 100 Workplace” by Enquirer Media (2014-2015)
  • Named the "No. 1 Midsize Workplace" in the Cincinnati region by Enquirer Media (2015)
  • Recognized in the Inc. Hire Power Awards as one of America's top job creators for two years
  • Ranked by the Los Angeles Business Journal among the Top 100 fastest-growing private companies in Los Angeles County for nine consecutive years (2008-2016)
  • Named the No. 2 fastest-growing large private company in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal (2015)
  • Honored by Goodwill Industries of South Central California as the 2011 "Employer of the Year"

Affiliations & Memberships

ACT is involved in numerous professional and industry-relevant organizations, which help us, and our clients, stay up to date with the latest industry news, regulations and requirements. We are members of:

General Business Associations

Better Business Bureau (BBB)
Business Consumer Alliance (BCA)
United States General Services Administration (GSA)

National Collection Organizations

American Collectors Association (ACA International)
Debt Buyers Association (DBA)
Debt Connection
International Association of Commercial Collectors (IACC)
Turnaround Management Association

National Education Organizations

Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations (COHEAO)
National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
National Council of Higher Education Resources (NCHER)
Professional Development Group (PDG)
Student Loan Servicing Alliance (SLSA)

College/University Organizations

Colorado Assoc. of Administrators of Student Loans & Accounts Receivable (CAASLAR)
Educational Accounts Receivable Management Association (EARMA)
Florida Assoc. of Bursars & Student Accounting Administrators (FABSAA)
Illinois Student Loan Administrators (ISLA)
Indiana Association of College and University Business Officers (IACUBO)
Kentucky Association of Accounts Receivables Officers (KASRO)
Kansas Association of Student of Financial Aid Administrators (KASFAA)
MASFA - Michigan Association of Student Financial Services Administrators (MASFA)
Massachusetts Bursars Association (MBA)
Minnesota Collection Network (MCN)
New York State Organization of Bursars and Business Administrators (NYSOBBA)
Ohio Bursars Association (OBA)
Oklahoma Association of College and University Business Officers (OACUBO)
Pacific Western Student Financial Services (PacWest)
Texas Bursars for Colleges and Universities (Texas BUC$)
Utah Association of Student Loan Administrators (UASLA)
Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA)
Western Student Financial Services (WSFS)
Wisconsin Association of Student Business Office Personnel and Administrators (WASBOPA)