Criminal background checks for businesses of all sizes

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Why criminal background checks are important

Criminal background checks for employment search national and local records to identify any reportable criminal records associated with your candidates.

Confirm candidate eligibility and fit

A criminal background check gives you a more complete picture of your candidate before you hire.

Understand organizational risk

Protect your brand’s reputation and reassure customers and employees of workplace safety.

Stay compliant

Depending on your industry, certain criminal offenses may make a candidate ineligible for a role.

Results you can trust

Checkr’s intuitive dashboard makes it easy to order checks and review results. Depending on the searches you order, a criminal background check may reveal:

Felony criminal convictions

Generally, felonies are more serious crimes and carry more severe penalties and long-term consequences.

Misdemeanor criminal convictions

Typically lower level offenses punishable by shorter jail time, fines, probation or community service.

Infractions or violations

Depending on the jurisdiction, petty offenses may or may not show up on a criminal history check.

See what our customers are saying

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Types of criminal background checks

Backed by our expert research team, Checkr’s advanced background check platform searches thousands of databases, law enforcement sources, and registries for a comprehensive report. Checkr provides holistic and in-depth employment criminal background checks so you can grow your business with safety and security in mind.

National criminal records check

Identify which county records should be reviewed with this powerful primary search that queries over 900 million public records.

County criminal records check

Search county records from any state for the most complete documentation of criminal history.  Most criminal prosecutions happen in municipal or county courts.

Federal criminal records check

Search the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) for federal felony and misdemeanor convictions at the district level in federal courts.

State criminal records check

Search state criminal record databases. This screening is dispatched in tandem with the County Criminal Record Check to ensure full coverage and case information.

Global watchlist search

Search a comprehensive network of domestic and international government watchlists for industry bans, such as healthcare and finance, and criminal history.

Sex offender registry searches

Search registries from all 50 states, Washington DC, and US territories. Reports will include the offender’s date of registration and current status.

SSN trace and address history

An SSN trace searches public and proprietary records to identify potential address history and aliases. Used to determine which counties and other databases should be searched for additional public records.

SSN-less reports

If a candidate does not have or does not provide a SSN, it is still possible to run certain checks like motor vehicle records (MVR).

FACIS searches

Fraud Abuse Control Information System (FACIS) screens for sanctions/adverse information in sensitive fields such as healthcare. Checkr offers two levels of checks for federal and state compliance.

Continuous crim

Remove knowledge gaps by running ongoing criminal record checks in the background and get notified of reportable changes within your active workforce. Learn more

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