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Verify names, aliases, and counties on record associated with the candidate’s Social Security number. This step validates that the candidate’s SSN matches the legal name given and directs county-level criminal records searches based on up to 3 counties covered by this trace.
Trusted background check results start with trusted inputs. Identity verification confirms that the legal name, date of birth, and address provided are the candidate’s own through knowledge-based authentication or biometric matching.
Search criminal records databases from all 50 states, including digitized records from Department of Corrections, Administrative Office of the Courts and county court records. *Database coverage varies by state. National Criminal Databases Search PDF
Add an Alias Names Search to expand the search for criminal records beyond the candidate’s legal name, to include any additional candidate-provided names such as nicknames or maiden names. This search can also use aliases returned during the SSN Trace. Price is per candidate and returns results for up to 3 aliases.
Search a multi-state sex offender registry that includes hundreds of thousands of offender records nationwide.
Use our national network of professional court runners to search at the county level for the most targeted, up-to-date and accurate information, particularly for counties where the records have not been digitized. Searches up to 3 counties based on the results of the SSN Trace. If the SSN Trace does not return 3 associated counties, we automatically check the candidate's current county, based on the address they provided.*Additional county court fees may apply. County Court Fees
Add an Alias Names Search to expand the search for county criminal records beyond the candidate’s legal name, to include any additional candidate-provided names, such as nicknames or maiden names. This search can also use aliases returned during the SSN Trace. Price is per candidate and returns results for up to 3 aliases.
Search U.S. government lists, including the FBI’s Most Wanted and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Expand the search to include international terrorist watch lists, including the INTERPOL Most Wanted list and the European Union terrorism list.
Search across the 94 U.S. federal courts for violations of federal criminal law, such as tax evasion, fraud, embezzlement, identity theft, interstate trafficking, and kidnapping
Search criminal records at the state level, accessing sources such as the State Judicial Court System, State Police, State Department of Law Enforcement, or the Administrative Office of the Courts.
Verify attendance dates, majors, and degrees earned for any high school, college or university in the U.S. Each Education Verification covers a single school. Additional third party verification fees may apply.
Verify previous positions, including dates employed and job title. Each Employer Verification covers a single employer. Additional third party verification fees may apply.
Verify any domestic professional license, including issue date, expiration date, credential title, and current status. Each Professional License Verification covers a single license claim.
Review GoodHire’s verifications protocol here.
Confirm whether a driver’s license is valid or has been suspended and see any driving-related violations.
Review financial history insights, including notifications of civil judgments, tax liens, bankruptcies, unpaid bills from collection agencies, credit and payment history records, and other credit inquiries made on the candidate. *Additional verification and fees may apply. Learn More
US companies can screen US candidates who have worked internationally and international hires in Canada, the EU, and India. See an applicant's previous positions, including dates employed, title and salary (if available). Each International Employer Verification covers a single employer.
US companies can screen US candidates who went to international schools and international hires who went to schools in Canada, the EU, and India. Verify an applicant’s attendance dates, majors, and degrees earned for any high school, college or university. Each International Education Verification covers a single school.
Search for international criminal records, verify education and employers for candidates who are working in the U.S. but have an international background. Each of the 223 countries has its own application checklist detailing required information, forms and turnaround times. See required forms
The 4-panel urine test is the same as the 5-panel, except marijuana testing has been removed to accommodate employers hiring from states with legalized marijuana laws. Learn more
The 5-panel urine test screens candidates for Amphetamines, Phencyclidine, Cocaine, Opiates and Marijuana. Learn more
The 10-panel analysis includes all the drugs screened for in the 5-panel, plus Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Methadone, Methaqualone and Propoxyphene. Learn more
A search of the Office of Inspector General's (OIG) of the US Department of Health and Human Resources’ list of Excluded Individuals/Entities that are barred from participating in any federally-funded healthcare programs. Learn more
In addition to the OIG search, this search meets the federal government’s minimum requirements as outlined in the OIG’s Compliance Program Guidance and includes: GSA, DEA, FDA, PHS, ORI, TRICARE and OFAC-SDN data (federal only). Learn more
Searches the same sources as Level 1, but adds a search of state Medicaid Exclusion lists. Learn more
The most comprehensive search includes all Level 2 sources, plus state Board Disciplinary Actions Sources and state Abuse Registries. Learn more
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