3rd Degree is more than just an employment screening company — we’re an extension of your business.

Our History

3rd Degree Screening, Inc. began in 1996, providing wholesale background screening services as a private contractor through Jeanie Waters, doing business as Metro Background Solutions. The largest background check companies across the U.S. quickly took notice of the accuracy and exceptional turn-around time, and Metro Background Solutions became the go-to source for research and full background checks in the states of Iowa and Nebraska. After 12 years of service to the largest screening companies in the U.S., conducting hundreds of thousands of wholesale background checks, Metro Background Solutions was expanded in 2012 to 3rd Degree Screening, Inc., a business-to-business provider of pre-employment background checks, tests, and more.

We Strive to Be the Best

Since 2012, we have been serving organizations and companies of all sizes with best in background check, drug testing, and hiring solutions. We believe in treating others the way we would want to be treated, and our dedication to customer service is a big reason why we have been so successful in this industry.

In business, time is money, and we care about your company’s time spent in the hiring process. When conducting background checks for your company, you can rest assured that 3rd Degree Screening will offer superior customer service, accurate reports, and industry-leading turn-around times, all while using some of the best background check software technology in the industry.

Accuracy is vital in making informed hiring decisions

Accuracy is extremely important to us, and we strive to have 100 percent accuracy rates. We have processes and procedures in place to give us the best chance at achieving this goal, including extensive employee training and extreme vetting and auditing of our vendors. 3rd Degree Screening also has various quality control processes and steps to ensure we are giving our clients the most accurate and up-to-date reports. If an error is brought to our attention or found, we identify how the error was made and reinforce and/or adjust the process to ensure it does not happen again. Since inception, 3rd Degree Screening has had a 99 percent accuracy rate, and we take any potential errors very seriously.

Your time is important to us

The faster you receive the results of an employment screening, the sooner you can hire the best candidate. Our teams of in-house researchers have access to thousands of jurisdictions across the U.S. — this means that we can search records with a “hands-on, eyes-on” approach the same day of your order, if not within hours or minutes. When our in-house team does not have access to certain jurisdictions, we use our vetted network of courthouse researchers across the U.S. Because of our superior background check technology, our network of researches is notified within seconds and given all the information they need to conduct record research on the ordered background check.

Choose simple yet powerful background check technology

We truly believe that we have the best background check system technology on the market. Our background check software is a single-source platform you can utilize for multiple hiring solutions, including full background checks, drug testing, occupational health services, electronic form I-9, and more. We are even committed to streamlining the process a step further if you have invested in a applicant-tracking system, with the most popular applicant-tracking system on the market and and a constant commitment to finding better, easier integrations.