Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a background check?
    A background check screens public and private records associated with an individual.  It could be as simple as checking county criminal records or as in-depth as a full credit history report.
  • Why do background checks?
    Different organizations have different reasons for performing a background check.  
    Organizations that serve children and youth have the obligation to exercise due diligence regarding the protection of their members, especially children. By performing background checks on employees and volunteers, an organization can better protect their children from violent criminals and sexual predators.
    Private employers should be aware of criminal offenses or personal history which bear upon a potential employee's job duties.  Furthermore, background screening reduces turnover and liability, as well as provides a safer work environment.
  • How long does it take for background checks to get back?
    Reports are typically provided 24– 72 hours from the time of request. The industry standard is 72 hours.
  • What information should my organization be checking for?
    Many of the databases we search are not equally maintained and accessed by each state, therefore a universal standard is difficult to determine.  For this reason, it is important to partner with a credible background screening company. 
  • How much do background screenings cost? 
    We offer a wide variety of affordable background screening services.  The comprehensiveness of a background check determines the overall cost of each package and/or service.   
  • What are the different kinds of checks you perform?  
    Below is a list of some of the various kinds of checks we offer: SSN Trace, Nationwide Criminal History, County Criminal Records, Federal Court Records, Motor Vehicle Reports, Employment Verification, Education Verification, Professional License Verification, Medical Sanctions, Credit History Check, Government Fraud List Verification, and more.