Multiple and Various Background Checks

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Multiple and Various Background Checks

A background check is a process a person or company uses to verify that an individual is who they claim to be, and provides an opportunity for someone to check a person's criminal record, education, employment history, and other activities that happened in the past in order to confirm their validity. Whether you're applying for a job, looking for a new apartment, or purchasing a firearm, you may have a need to undergo a background check.

There are several different types of background checks used for different situations. There are no hard and fast rules about how long a background check should take; each piece of the check has its own timeline. But if someone does not have any "hits" - a background check shows no negative records - it should normally take two to three days to get a completed report. Many of the checks are even returned instantly. Here is a breakdown of the approximate timelines of the many different types of background checks:

A client can request all of these checks or only a limited amount of checks, depending on the need or overall extent of the required check. All background checks are custom ordered, and costs are varied based on request.

A list of the most common types of background checks:

  • Social Security Trace
  • National Criminal Record Database (NCRD)
  • Statewide & National Searches
  • County Criminal Records
  • Sex Offender Registry
  • Healthcare Sanction Reports
  • Terrorist Watchlist
  • Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC)
  • Driver's License Verification/Records
  • Verifying Employment
  • Basic Database Check
  • Education Verification
  • Employment Verification
  • Professional Reference Check
  • Professional Qualification Verification
  • Global Watch List Searches
  • Business and Real-Property Ownership Verification
  • Social Media Records Search
  • Personal Relative and Friend Searches
  • Professional, Personal and Business Licenses Searches
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