Verification Search and Screenings
Let’s start with the basics
What is a verification?
Verification checks help employers verify important candidate data such as education, employment, and licensing history. Checkr provides support internationally as well.
Why is a verification check important?
Make sure your candidate has the right experience, credentials, and legal eligibility to meet industry standards.
From nurses to plumbers, certifications and licenses are important to verify in order to maintain trust and compliance.
What verification screenings does Checkr offer?
National and International Employment Verifications
Verify a candidate’s last three employers—domestic or international. Reports include dates of employment, title(s) held, employment gaps, and salary when available.
National and International Education Verifications
Verify a candidate’s national and international education credentials such as degree received, course of study, and dates of attendance.
Professional License Verifications
Confirm the status and validity of a candidate’s license/certification—one time or continuously. Professional licenses are needed in industries like contracting, healthcare, and finance.
Personal or Professional Reference Checks
Save hours of administrative work by allowing Checkr to conduct reference checks on your company’s behalf. Choose from an industry standardized or custom question set.
Get insight into a candidate’s accounts including late payments, charge-offs, and collections. Checkr brings you a comprehensive view from public records and credit history reports.
Fraud Abuse Control Information System (FACIS) is a privately owned database containing adverse and non-adverse actions taken against a healthcare organization or professional. Checkr offers two levels of checks for federal and state compliance.
What to keep in mind when performing verification screenings
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
To build a compliant background check process, you must understand the FCRA and regional and local requirements around denying a candidate employment based on a criminal record.
Some industries, like commercial transportation and healthcare, are overseen by regulatory bodies that have specific requirements regarding pre-employment screenings.
85% of background checks completed within 24 hours
With powerful search and evaluation tools, Checkr helped Crisis Text Line place qualified candidates quickly so they could serve at-risk communities without delay.