Criminal Record Checks

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Informed Decisions, Confidence in Hiring

Combining all of our criminal information resources with leading analysis, our team provides you with in-depth reporting to make an informed hiring decision. Our criminal record checks include information dating back up to seven years, with records identified by the background check subject and verified by the originating court. When information is made available to us beyond seven years and when legally permitted, we will include it in our report.

Criminal Records Checks

County Court

Our team searches county criminal records for convictions or pending cases from at least the past seven years, depending upon jurisdictional restrictions. Records are matched by name and at least one other identifier. Includes date of offense, charges, plea, disposition and sentence, among other details when available. Dismissed cases are not reported.

Federal Court

Searching United States Federal District Court files for felony and misdemeanor records, including open arrest warrants, our reports will include date of offense, charges, plea, disposition, and sentence, among other details made available by the court.

CrimeSweep Sex Offender

This search uses a database compiled from registries in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as several tribal land registries. Note: Data is only reported if it can be substantiated and some states only provide information for offenders with Intermediate or High assessment scores.

CrimeSweep National

A criminal database containing hundreds of millions of records obtained from county, state, and federal entities, as well as incarceration and law enforcement records. Any potential matches found on the initial search are verified through the court of record. We recommend combining this search with a county court record search.

CrimeSweep State

This versatile, detailed state criminal background search is an aggregate of our criminal information resources. It can be used as a stand-alone criminal record search or as a supplement to an existing program. Available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Fingerprint Record

Available in select states, this search crosschecks a prospective hire’s fingerprints against a database of criminal fingerprints. Our team researches any uncovered records through the court where the record originated.


Paperless I-9 Form

Simplify the I-9 process. Our paperless process combines error-detecting technology with compliance expertise. Easily access files anytime, anywhere for updating, re-verification, and government inspection.

Employment Eligibility Verification (eVerify)

With an eVerify integration, we can perform “right to work” verifications, identifies employees with mismatched Social Security numbers, and sends alerts in advance of expiring employee work authorizations, minimizing interruptions to your organization.

Federal Contractor Compliance Program

Access resources to help your organization navigate federal guidelines. Schedule a free consultation and we’ll help you determine if your organization qualifies as a federal contractor.

Database Searches

Social Security Number Trace

Uncover the year, state of issuance, and address and name history of a particular Social Security Number. Note: Information does not come from the Social Security Administration and does not confirm the SSN belongs to the applicant, however information returned from this search may be used to determine applicable criminal record searches and aids our analysts in preparing our background investigations.

Credit Report

Directly obtained from a credit bureau, credit reports cover a seven-year period detailing overdue or slow accounts, collections, suits, tax liens, public records, judgments and bankruptcies (10 years). Pre-employment credit reports do not include a credit score.

Driver History Report

Typically covering three to five years depending on the state, these reports include accidents, suspensions, and violations. You can also access the Commercial Driver License Information System to determine the state(s) of a driver’s current commercial license and up to three previous licenses.

Financial Services-Specific Databases

Access to databases and sanctions lists like the U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) BrokerCheck and more. Learn more about financial services-specific searches.

Healthcare Sanctions Lists

Specialized searches that include a number of government sanction databases, like OIG, GSA, state-specific registries and global lists. These searches identify individuals prohibited from certain activities or industries. Learn more about healthcare-specific database searches.

Verifications & References

Employment Verification

85% of recruiters say candidates exaggerate their experience on their resumes*. Through employment verification with HR or payroll departments, our team reports employment dates, breaks in employment, last position, salary, reason for leaving, supervisor, eligibility for rehire, and more, when available.

Education Verification

Using primarily registrar and records offices, our team uncovers attendance dates, course of study, degree, and graduation date. We won’t limit the number of verification attempts, even if an institution has closed, and will alert you to organizations not recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Professional License Verification

Let us verify a candidate’s professional licenses, credentials, and certifications. Our team confirms information with primary sources, including type of license, date obtained, expiration, and any disciplinary actions. Any discrepant information is obtained in writing from the source.

Reference Interview

Get your time back. A Corporate Screening Verification Specialist will conduct and interview supervisors, colleagues, and other candidate references, uncovering information about the candidate’s employment history, character traits, and more.

Military Service Verification

Confirm whether your candidate has military experience. We’ll initially attempt verification through the Department of Veterans Affairs, but will also conduct additional research and reference checks as needed.

Public Records Searches

County Court Civil

Searching files by name and in the state of current residence, prior residence, work, school, or your specific requirements, our team matches discovered records with identifying criteria made available by the court. Reports include case numbers, dates, nature of the case, and judgement, among other information.

Federal Court Civil

Searching for files by name in the Federal District Court, our team matches discovered records with identifying criteria made available by the court. Reports include case numbers, dates, nature of the case, and judgement, among other information.

Bankruptcy Court

Covering a ten-year history from the date of request, this report includes case number, date, financial schedules, assets, liabilities, and creditors, among other information made available by the court.

Federal & State Tax Lien

Our team uncovers any information about liens filed that are tied to a candidate. The search covers a history of seven years from the date of request and we’ll match records with identifying information made available by the record bearer.

Take the pressure off your shoulders.

While the other screening services are checking the boxes, we’re busy checking everything else. Instead of putting a limit on the number of verification attempts, we dig deeper. You get detailed and accurate data approximately 23 hours faster than the industry average so you can make fast hiring decisions with confidence.

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There’s a reason it’s called EASE.

Configured for your organization and designed to tackle the entire screen-to-hire process, our technology considers everything: workflow management, compliance, transparency in communications, and information validation. The result? Reduced costs and faster time-to-fill.

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Corporate Screening’s customer service has been second to none. We have cut our return time on background checks in half, significantly lowering our time to fill. In addition, they are integrated with our applicant tracking system, making the process highly efficient for our recruiters. I highly recommend their services.

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Cindy Harrison Henry Ford Health System


Infographic Our Verification Process

Corporate Screening’s verification process connects innovative technology and human intuition to deliver actionable information in less time. Our proven process goes beyond simply checking a box, providing thorough and accurate data faster.

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