Our Background Check Services
We’re proud to offer a wide variety of employee background check services so that you can be as broad and thorough as possible in assessing your candidates. Our background check packages are designed to cover the most commonly recommended checks, but we are able to customize any of our packages to accommodate your business’s needs. Available services include:
Identity Development Searches +
This is the investigative starting point for every background search that we offer. This check will identify names and addresses that are historically associated with a given social security number.
In 2002, the Social Security Administration developed the Consent Based Social Security Number Verification (CBSV) to mitigate fraud and identity theft and reduce bad hires. This check sources information directly from official government records. With the applicant’s written consent, this check can verify the applicant’s name, gender, date of birth, and social security number. It will also return a death indicator if records indicate that the SSN holder in question is deceased.
Credit/Financial Searches +
Employment credit reports (unlike tenant credit reports) do not provide a credit score. However, they do offer negative account information both former and current, including collections notices, liens, past due amounts, credit limits, balances, percentage of available credit, highest credit extended, and average monthly payment information.
This report uses data from Federal U.S. district bankruptcy courts to search for bankruptcies associated with the applicant in the last 10 years. If bankruptcy records are found, this report will generally include the district location, the type of bankruptcy, the case number, the date filed, the parties involved, and the conditions of the bankruptcy.
Criminal Record Searches +
This search returns information from county courts, where the majority of felony and misdemeanor cases are filed. If charges are found, this report will generally include: the date and degree of the offense; the case number; the dates of filing, trial, and disposition; the defendants; and the verdict and sentencing information.
Most states have an official criminal record repository that compiles felony and misdemeanor information from all the counties in the state. Pending or recent charges may be missing from this database. This records search is a valuable supplement to our county criminal database searches.
This database search indexes records from state repositories, correctional facilities, and some county records to search for felony and misdemeanor crimes committed in multiple jurisdictions nationwide. It is not a true nationwide search of all criminal records, but it can help identify crimes in jurisdictions not indicated on an applicant’s resume or social security trace. This search is a valuable supplement to our county and state criminal records searches.
Any crimes that are federally prosecuted — such as those enforced by the FBI, DEA, ATF, or other government agencies — are reported in the 94 federal district courts. This search returns offenses from the federal criminal database that are not included in county or statewide checks. Possible offenses include kidnapping, bank robbery, and drug trafficking.
International criminal records searches cover crimes and offenses in an applicant’s previous country or countries of residence. Information may be limited based on country laws and regulations, but we can comb all available records in more than 250 nations.
This check identifies individuals linked to terrorism or government watch lists both in the United States and abroad. It returns records from nearly 20 data sources from domestic and international governments, from the U.S. terrorist watch list to INTERPOL’s Most Wanted List.
The Nationwide Sex Offender Registry search provides sex offender case information in an easy-to-read report. This includes pictures of registered sex offenders to validate identity – if available from state agencies – and a link to the jurisdiction’s website for more information, if available.
The 3rd Degree Screening FBI verification report service will take your FBI report and verify any and all information from the sources who furnished the data to the FBI directly. This helps to clearly understand the FBI reports and confirm the information is up-to-date and complete.
Civil Record Searches +
The county civil records search returns information from upper and lower court filings of civil cases, which include disputes between private citizens, corporations, governmental bodies, and other organizations. Cases may include former employer-employee conflicts, property disputes, nonpayment of goods, personal injury suits, liability suits, or contract disputes.
Federal civil searches return records of alleged violations of federal statutory or constitutional rights, such as civil rights violations, anti-trust activities, or violations of federal codes.
The national rental records database search combs billions of current and historical landlord-tenant records including names and addresses. This information is not available through credit reports alone, and provides a more complete picture of an applicant’s residential leasing history.
A basic employment history verification examines an applicant’s claims of previous employment. For each former employer, we can typically provide the applicant’s dates of employment, job title, reason for leaving, and eligibility for rehire.
Our education verification service searches for the highest degree earned or last institution attended. Upon request, we can confirm all degrees earned or all institutions attended, including high school diplomas or GED completions. Typically, we are unable to provide grades, GPAs, or academic transcripts.
We can contact both personal and professional references to find more information than is provided in a standard employment verification. Our standard reference verification service includes 10 questions to ask the reference, and can be 100% customized to fit your interests or needs.
Income Tax Return Verification (ITRV) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) records matches an applicant’s name and social security number to their wage and income document transcripts. These forms may be available for up to 10 years.
If your position requires a candidate to have received specialized training, certifications, or professional licenses, we can confirm the information they provide. Verifications typically include the license type, issuing authority, dates of validity, and disciplinary history.
Driving Records +
Motor vehicle reports (MVRs) generally contain comprehensive information about a candidate’s driving history, including suspensions, violations, points, fines, violation codes, and license classifications.
The CDLIS is a nationwide computer system that confirms each commercial driver has only one driver’s license and one complete driving record. These records are of particular value to state driver’s licensing agencies.
The Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) grants access to a commercial driver’s safety records from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). PSP reports contain crash and roadside inspection information from the last 3 to 5 years.
Social Media Reports +
Our social media reports assess a candidate’s online presence to provide information about online sharing behavior and mitigate unnecessary hiring risks. We maintain compliance with the terms of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Healthcare Medical Sanctions and Exclusions +
This search examines multiple state and federal sources for information about healthcare providers with a history of federal- or state-level disciplinary actions or disqualifications. This search takes into account OIG exclusions.
The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) keeps a list of all individuals and entities that are excluded from Medicare, Medicaid, and all other federal health care programs. This search can verify a health care provider’s position on the exclusion list.
This search returns information from the official U.S. government’s System for Award Management (SAM) database, which lists parties that are excluded from federal procurement. This database consolidates information from the Central Contractor Registry (CCR), Federal Agency Registration (FedReg), Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA), and Excluded Parties List System (EPLS).