Background Screening Solutions

Core Components of an Employment Background Check

We recognize that background screening needs vary by employer. Understanding the core components of basic checks versus comprehensive is key.

Essential checks for all employment screening

Basic Checks


Identity Verification


Criminal Background


Professional History


Education Background

Description of Background Services, Including Add-ons

SSN Trace + AddressHistory

Included in Basic, Standard, and Premium Checks

Verify names, aliases, and previous addresses of your candidate based on their social security number. This step validates that the candidate’s SSN matches the legal name and aliases connected to any criminal records.

7-Year County Court Check

Included in Standard, and Premium Checks

Use our national network of professional court runners to search at the county level for the most targeted, up-to-date and accurate information, particularly for counties where the records have not been digitized.

National Criminal Database Search

Included in Basic, Standard, and Premium Checks

Search criminal records databases from all 50 states, including digitized records from Department of Corrections, Administrative Office of the Courts and county court records.

Motor Vehicle Records

Add-on Report

Verify candidate has a valid driver’s license and a clean driving history. Schedule bulk annual MVRs to stay on top of DOT compliance.

Credit & Financial Check

Add-on Report

Review financial history insights including notifications of civil judgments, tax liens, bankruptcies, unpaid bills from collection agencies, credit and payment history records, and other credit inquiries made on the candidate.

Education Verification

Included in Premium Checks

Verify an applicant’s attendance dates, majors, and degrees earned for any high school, college or university in the U.S. Each Education Verification covers a single school.

Employment Verification

Included in Premium Checks

It’s a hassle calling an applicant’s list of employers. Employer verification confirms a previous employment position, title, and salary.

Drug Screening

Add-on Service

This check includes a 5-panel urine test. Candidates are screened for Amphetamines, Phencyclidine, Cocaine, Opiates and Marijuana.

Domestic Terrorist Watch List Check

Included in Standard, and Premium Checks

Search the FBI and OFAC’s list of wanted criminals and terrorists in the United States.

Sex Offender List Check

Included in Basic, Standard, and Premium Checks

Search a multi-state sex offender registry that includes hundreds of thousands of offender records nationwide.

Know everything you can about a candidate

Comprehensive Checks

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