Trust & Safety
The Importance Of Education Verifications
An Education Verification search confirms the education, training, or certification claims of a candidate are true and identifies potential discrepancies before you hire. Sometimes referred to as an Education Background Check or an Education Check, it’s used to confirm educational experience at high schools, universities, colleges, and vocational schools.
- Hire qualified candidates more quickly
- Mitigate risk of hiring a candidate with false credentials
- Protect your organization against liability claims
- Comply with federal, state, local and industry regulations
What You’ll Learn From An Education Background Check
Education Verification checks contact the universities, colleges, vocational schools, and high schools provided by the candidate to verify:
- Dates of attendance
- Type of degree obtained
- Major completion status
- Graduation date
When To Use Professional License Verifications
Since some positions require both specific training as well as an active license, a Professional License Verification ensures your candidate is licensed to work in a specific vocation and reports the credential title, current status, and issue and expiration dates.
- Educators (counselors, teachers)
- Financial and legal professionals (accountants, lawyers)
- Building contractors (electricians, land surveyors, plumbers)
- Personal service providers (cosmetologists, massage therapists)
- Health care providers (dentists, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, therapists)
GoodHire’s Suite Of Education Verification Checks
GoodHire offers a full suite of background checks and employment screening services. The following table shows Education Verification searches offered, what each verifies, and types of degrees/licenses covered.
The high school, college, or university specified; US institutions only.
For one school: attendance dates, majors, and degrees, diplomas or certificates earned.
International Education Verification
The high school, college, or university specified; available for institutions in 226 countries.
For one school: attendance dates, majors, and degrees earned.
Professional License Verification
The professional license issuing authority specified.
For one license: issue date, expiration date, credential title, and current status.
What You Need to Know When Running Education Verifications
Employers using a Consumer Reporting Agency (CRA), like GoodHire, to run background checks to assess candidates during the hiring process have important responsibilities to ensure a fair and respectful process for the candidate, and to comply with various laws and regulations that govern employment screening.
Disclosure & Authorization
The FCRA requires employers to inform the candidate that they intend to run a background check, and obtain the candidate’s permission to do so.
If the results of a background check prompts a decision to deny employment, the FCRA requires employers to follow specific adverse action steps.