Federal criminal conviction history

Federal conviction history is available for $7.00 per applicant.  There are 95 United States District Courts. Since the United States District Courts are not indexed together we check the applicant by name in all United States District Courts where the applicant reports having lived or we determine by social security address trace the applicant has lived in his/her adult life. The on-line system we use is called Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER). PACER provides both criminal and civil court docket information. Turnaround time is 24 to 48 hours excluding weekends and holidays.

Education/Degree Verification

We offer education/degree verification at $15.00 per institution contacted. We will list the date of graduation, degree acquired, professional license, current academic standing, and professional license standing for all education/degree verification.

Fraud and Abuse Control Information System

The Fraud and Abuse Control Information System (FACIS) is available for $6.00 and turnaround time is 24 to 48 hours excluding weekends and holidays. This is a web based information system that reports on sanction information from federal agencies, including HHS/OIG (Health & Human Services/Office of Inspector General); LEIE (List of Excluded Individuals/Entities); GSA (General Services Administration); EPLS (Excluded Parties List System); FDA; DEA; Tri-Care; and the PHA List. It also includes the OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) Terrorist Database, SDN (Specially Designated Nationals), and the DPL (Denied Persons List). While this system is used to screen applicants in a variety of fields, it is particularly applicable to the health care industry. FACIS can also be used to search for disciplinary action information from all available state agencies and boards.

Department of Motor Vehicles Records

Department of Motor Vehicles records are available on-line in all 50 states and the District of Columbia starting at $7.00 per applicant. In most states turnaround time is 24 to 48 hours excluding weekends and holidays.

Department of Motor Vehicle records are available only for employment purposes. Release of DMV records is governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). Employers who utilize drivers, should check applicants before hiring. Current employees should be checked to ensure they are safe drivers and to manage the costs and liabilities of their drivers.

FCRA Information

As of July 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) turned over their enforcement powers governing the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) to the Consumer Financial Protection Board (CFPB). The FCRA imposed a few additional disclosure obligations on employers.

You can find the complete text of the Fair Credit Reporting Act on the Federal Trade commission's website at :www.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/fcra.pdf

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Nationwide Misdemeanor and Felony Background Check

Nationwide Misdemeanor and Felony Background Check

We offer a nationwide conviction history check for $25.00 and turnaround time is 24 to 72 hours excluding weekends and holidays. The applicant's social security number is checked in a national database to verify if the applicant’s statements regarding residence history for the past seven years are truthful. In most cases, the nationwide database will verify the applicant’s social security number, the state it was issued, the year it was issued, and the applicant's current and prior address history. All applicants are then checked through the county court clerk’s office in their county of residence for misdemeanor and felony history. In addition, we check for misdemeanor and felony history in all counties the applicant discloses or where we determine the applicant has lived for the past seven years. The cost for the nationwide check is always $25, except if it includes specified counties in California, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming, which have additional fees. New Jersey is only offered as a statewide felony search as misdemeanor offenses are dealt with in the city courts. We always check with the customer for authorization before searching in those states with additional court fees.

National sex offender registration verification

Nationwide sex offender registration verification is available for $4.00 and includes all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Turnaround time is 24 to 48 hours excluding weekends and holidays.

Statewide Misdemeanor and Felony Search

Our company currently has statewide felony and misdemeanor access in the states of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Illinois, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. We offer a statewide misdemeanor and felony search in twenty-five of those states for $12.00 in the states of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. Turnaround time for all statewide searches is 24 to 48 hours excluding weekends and holidays.

International Background Checks

We offer International Background Checks to customers at 20% above our wholesale cost. Availability, pricing, and turnaround times vary and customers should contact us for exact pricing and time lines.