Many companies, organizations and individuals are unfamiliar with the variety of searches available and the differences between those offered.  We’ll work with you to ensure you have all the knowledge needed to implement a solid screening process in the most cost-effective way.


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Business Credit Reports

Returns information on a company’s key credit scores (with explanations), basic company information (location, incorporation data, key personnel, sales, etc.), corporate linkage (parents, branches, etc.), debt and payment trends, trade payments, and legal filings (including tax liens, judgments, and bankruptcies).


(Commercial Drivers License Information System) Search of database maintained by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators to ensure single license issuance nationwide. Enables employers to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requirements and helps eliminate a candidate who does not hold a valid Commercial Drivers license. This search provides name, DOB, S.S. # match, AKA information, present jurisdictional state and license number and up to three previously held CDL numbers.

County Civil Search

Searches a specified county to identify noncriminal suits filed by individuals or corporations, such as product-liability suits, local civil-rights violations, judgments for nonpayment of goods, and litigation related to divorce, marriage, or child custody. Most states divide its lower and upper courts based on the monetary amount of the claim. Searches access records for cases assigned to and processed in either Upper or Lower Courts.

Criminal Search – Single County

Criminal record search in any U.S. County, via the Clerk of Courts Office in the specific county responsible for the applicant’s current and/or former resident and/or work addresses. These searches are used to determine if an applicant/employee has a felony, misdemeanor and in some instances, an infraction filing within the last 7 years or longer if records are available and are reportable per the FCRA.  Completed reports consist of only reportable; information may include dates of arrest and filing, charges, level of charges, disposition date, final dispositions of charges and any applicable sentence or penalty.

Unlimited County option is available which pre-pulls all addresses/counties of residence for the past 7 years from the applicants SSN and automatically orders a single County Criminal search.  This is the most cost-effective way to run multiple counties since all pre-populated counties are run for one controlled cost.

Results take longer than InstaCriminal searches but are more in-depth and detailed.

Education Verification

A verification specialist will contact the school, college, university, or other educational institution or agency that granted the degree or certificate. The education verification report may include dates of attendance, degree, major or program, and graduation date, if applicable.

Employment Credit Report

Accesses applicant credit history, including identifying information, public records, outstanding debt, payment history, loans and mortgages, late payments and defaults, and credit inquiries.  This report is provided through TransUnion and is a “soft inquiry” to the applicant’s credit.

Employment Verification

A verification specialist will contact each employer to verify information reported by the employee on a job application or resume. The report may contain dates of employment, last position held and eligibility for rehire.

Federal Criminal Search

Returns Federal Criminal Filings/Records.  Available in over 90 jurisdictions throughout the U.S.  Each state is broken into 1-4 jurisdictions.  Reports convictions/cases of crimes led or tried in Federal Criminal Courts.  Examples include: kidnapping, bank robbery, counterfeiting, white-collar crimes, fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion, capital punishments, illegal sale of firearms, pornographic exploitation of children, drug trafficking.

Global Report

The Global Homeland Security Search (also known as Patriot Act/Terrorist Watch List) is administered by the Office of Foreign Asset Control which enforces economic sanctions programs, primarily against countries and groups of individuals, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers. The sanctions can be either comprehensive or selective, using the blocking of assets and trade restrictions to accomplish foreign policy and national security goals.

Results include information from United States agencies as well as databases of other countries, institutions and international law enforcement agencies across the world.


Nationwide Search (Sex Offender included)

A powerful, virtually instant multi-jurisdictional search of millions of state and county criminal records. This database is compiled from counties, Department of Corrections (DOC), Administration of the Court (AOC), and state sex offender registries from across the country. Also included in each search are national and international terrorism sources such as Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). This search includes the National Sex & Violent Offender Database, P.R.I.O.R.S. and the Foreign Nationals Database.

Single State Search (Sex Offender included)

A rapid-return report of information from a specific states courts and agencies. Sources include Department of Corrections, Administration of the Court, county courts and sex offender registries, including the States Sex & Violent Offender Database.


National Search

Searches prospective tenant for any evictions, liens and/or judgments that have been filed in any of the 50 states and the District of Columbia; includes data from statewide and county eviction records. Our database is updated daily.

Single State Search

Searches prospective tenant for any evictions, liens and/or judgments that have been filed in any single designated state.  Includes data from statewide and county eviction records.  Our database is updated daily.

MVR (Motor Vehicle Report)

Searches information compiled from an individual states Department of Motor Vehicles database. Reports access 3-7 years of license data (depending on the state) and will include such information as license status, suspensions or revocations, moving violations, DUIs, point accumulation, chargeable accidents, court appearances and departmental actions.

MedEx Complete

Medical Exclusions report provides background data on individuals and organizations in the healthcare industry and meets the requirements for screening by the Office of Inspector General’s Compliance Program. Information is obtained from federal sources:

  • OIG (Office of Inspector General)
  • GSA (General Services Administration)
  • FDA (Federal Drug Administration)
  • DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration)
  • TRICARE (Formally CHAMPUS, or the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services)

The search details if a candidate is on the exclusion list for one of the following reasons: program-related fraud (e.g. Medicare/Medicaid), patient abuse, or licensing board action.  Also searches the background data on an individual healthcare professional (Doctor, Nurse, Nurse Aide/Technician, Therapist, and others).  Retrieves data from the above listed Federal Sources, State Agencies and across all 50 states to reveal any sanctions or violations and whether disciplinary action was taken.  If so, reports identify action, description, authority, and date if available.

Professional License Verification

Verification of a variety of government-issued professional licenses: nurses, doctors, lawyers, pharmacists, insurance agents, accountants, architects, and many others.  Confirms with the state or federal issuing authority of the applicant’s license, certification or credentials, the date of issue, expiration date and status.

Reference Verification

A verification specialist will contact the personal and professional references provided by the applicant and ask questions pertaining to the references relationship with the applicant, length of time known, any joint work experiences, and overall character of the applicant.

Residence Verification

A verification specialist will contact each landlord (current or prior) reported by the applicant.  The landlord will be asked questions pertaining to the applicant.  Report may include the landlord’s relationship with the applicant, length of time at residence, state of unit when vacated, timeliness of payments and eligibility to re-rent.

This report also compares applicant information against a national registry database to confirm whether listed residences are accurate.

Social Security

Address Trace Report Provides insight into applicants residency and movement patterns by returning full name, age and DOB, a complete address history, including dates and phone numbers at listed addresses. As an additional barrier to identity theft, data is crosschecked through the Social Security Death Index, which is designed to prevent stealing of a deceased persons identity.

This search is required for all criminal searches and should not be used alone for hiring purposes as it is not disputable under the FCRA.

Tenant Credit Report with FICO Score

Accesses the applicant’s credit history, including identifying information, public records, outstanding debt, payment history, loans and mortgages, late payments and defaults and credit inquiries.

This report returns a FICO score, an indication of the degree of risk used by financial institutions and is a “hard inquiry” to the applicant’s credit.  Report provided through TransUnion.