Background Screening Plans

Background Screening Packages

These packages represent a recommended approach to conducting your research. All SafeGuard Background Screening packages and services can be fully customized to meet the specific needs of each and every client.

  • Easy Ordering and Reporting
  • No Signup or Monthly Fees
  • Affordable Services Delivered Fast

  • Fully FCRA Compliant
  • Our Staff Reviews All Positive Results
  • 100% U.S. Based Support

Standard Criminal

  • Social Trace & Address History
  • UNLIMITED 7-Yr County Criminal
  • Nationwide Criminal Records Search

  • Package Includes:
  • Nationwide Sex Offender
  • Fugitive lists covering all 50 U.S. States and Territories
  • Criminal records covering all 50 U.S. States and Territories
  • Numerous national, international security, and terrorism sources checked (OFAC, Interpol, and more)

Add ons

  • Customized Packages
  • Education Verifications
  •  Employment Verifications
  • Drug Screening
  • Driving History Records
  • DOT Compliance
  • Civil Court Records
  • Professional License Verification
  • Healthcare Sanctions
  • International (200+ Countries)

How it Works

Step 01

Create an Account

Create an Account

We'll verify your business for FCRA compliance and walk you through the simple ordering process.

Step 02

Get Permission

Get Permission

Easily send the candidate an invite, and we will do the rest, or obtain a signed authorization directly.

Step 03

Order Reports

Order Reports

Select from predefined packages or create a customized one on your own.

Step 04

Receive Results

Receive Results

Automatically receive notifications as results are returned.

Background Screening Services

An expanded scope of background screening services are available that can be added to any package to create a comprehensive and customized approach to your screening process. Add only those services you need, when you need them.

  Service Description Turnaround
SSN Trace and Address History When conducting a background screening investigation, it’s critical to establish an accurate baseline for your research. Criminal records match by name and date-of birth primarily. The Social Security Trace provides a critical component of your research by validating that the name, date-of birth, and Social Security number provided by the applicant are correct.

Additionally, according to police statistics, over 90% of all crimes are committed in the County of residence. This is where the Address History comes in. The Address History report automatically populates the Counties where the applicant has lived for the next step in the process: The County Criminal Search.
County Criminal Court Search It has been established that most crimes are committed in the County of residence. Populated by the SSN Trace and Address History, this search gives us the opportunity to go through District, County, and Municipal court records and verify potential record matches. All of the most up-to-date records are collected and reviewed through onsite visits by real researchers, or via direct electronic access. Court fees may apply 1-3 business days
Nationwide Criminal Records Search

Since it is not cost effective to search every County, in every State, this search is used as a supplement to expand the geographic scope of the County searches and covers approximately 96% (350 million records) of U.S. jurisdictions. This search is based on records contributed by the courts. Not all courts are included.

Some of the sources include:

  • Court records from local, municipal, county, and State jurisdictions, incarceration records, Office of Inspector General, and Administrative Office of Courts;
  • Nationwide registered sex offenders in 50 states plus District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico;
  • Numerous international, national security and terrorism sources checked (OFAC, Interpol, etc);
  • Criminal database records in all 50 states (including jurisdictions and sources);
  • Fugitive lists covering 50 states and Washington, DC, Guam, & Puerto Rico;
  • Results may include a description of criminal charges, disposition, and sentence information.

Federal Criminal Court Search Records are searched among the 94 Federal Judicial District Criminal Courts for felonies and misdemeanors. Searches are performed based on first and last name, date of birth, social security number, and district. 1 business day
Nationwide Sex Offender Registries Nationwide registered sex offenders in 50 states plus District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Instant
Education Verification Verification of attendance dates, majors, and degrees earned for any high school, college or university in the U.S. Each Education Verification covers a single school. SafeGuard is online with over 1,800 Colleges and Universities, or about 88% of all institutions of upper learning in the U.S. This means that approximately 88% of your Education Verification requests will now return results "instantly". 1-3 business days
Employment Verification Verification of past positions, including dates employed and job title. 1-5 business days
Professional License Verification Verification U.S. professional licenses, issue dates, expiration dates, titles, and current status. 1-3 business days
Driving History

State Driving Records History
Validation of a driver’s license status, including suspensions violations. State fees may apply.

Commercial Driving Records History - CDLIS
Verifies present jurisdictional State and driver’s license number, name, date of birth social security number match, up to three previously held CDL numbers, and aka information. Complies with FMCSA requirements (§ 391.21-391.27).

Drug Testing

4 Panel Urinalysis
The 4-panel test is the same as the 5-panel, except marijuana testing has been removed to accommodate employers hiring from states with legalized marijuana laws.

5 Panel Urinalysis
The 5-panel test covers Amphetamines, Phencyclidine, Cocaine, Opiates, and Marijuana.

9 Panel Urinalysis
The 9-panel test is the same as the 10-panel, except marijuana testing has been removed to accommodate employers hiring from states with legalized marijuana laws.

10 Panel Urinalysis
The 10-panel analysis includes all the drugs screened for in the 5-panel, plus Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Methadone, Methaqualone, and Propoxyphene.

Hair, Saliva, and Other Testing
Hair, Saliva, and other testing are available to meet your organization’s specific needs.

DOT Urinalysis (Complies with 49 CFR Part 40 Subpart F)
Marijuana, Cocaine, Opiates – opium and codeine derivatives, Amphetamines and methamphetamines, Phencyclidine – PCP.

DOT alcohol tests identify alcohol concentration of 0.02 and greater.

Customized Drug Panels
Customized panels can easily be created to meet the needs of every business and organization.

Note: All services are provided at SAMHSA certified labs and include an MRO Review of all positive results. Custom panels are available.

1-3 business days
Employment Credit Reports The Employment Credit Report provides address and employment history, social security fraud and public records search, along with a financial summary. Public records can include bankruptcies, liens, judgments, and collections. This credit report is specifically formatted for employment background screening purposes only and complies with FCRA requirements. Instant
Civil Court Records Civil Court searches examine the civil courts’ index for civil lawsuits, liens, and judgments. By searching the civil court of general jurisdiction, it can be determined whether the individual or business has been the defendant in a civil court lawsuit and the outcome of the case. The report includes Plaintiff, complaint, civil court case type, and Judgment. *Court fees may apply. 1-3 business days
Healthcare Sanctions The Healthcare Sanctions database contains information individuals or entities that may be the subject of adverse action by more than one agency for the same or different events from over 700 agency sources. This includes OIG, GSA, DEA, FDA, ORI, PHS, and Tricare, as well as information from all 50 states on individuals who have been the subject of State licensing board sanctions. Instant
International Background Screening

International Criminal Searches -Turnaround: 7 – 14 days
Search criminal records for candidates who are working in the U.S. and have lived abroad. Searches are available in over 220 countries. Each country has its own requirements, authorization forms, and ID requirements (Passport, License, National ID, etc.), and turnaround times for completion.

International Education Verification -Turnaround: 7 – 14 days
Our specialists will verify an applicant’s educational background confirming dates of attendance and highest degree completed. Each country has its own requirements, authorization forms, ID requirements (Passport, License, National ID, a copy of degree certificate, etc.), and turnaround times for completion.

International Employment Verification -Turnaround: 7 – 14 days
Our specialists contact the applicant’s prior or current employers; Our specialists are trained to conduct phone interviews and confirm the accuracy of all relative information as well as ask pertinent questions to identify any hidden issues.

International Watch List (GlobalChek) - Turnaround: 1 – 2 days
GlobalChek widens the scope of your International Search by providing an in-depth range of International screens. Also, as some countries and localities don’t allow physical criminal record checks due to local privacy laws or lack of centralized record systems, GlobalChek provides the best alternative for comprehensive screening of your candidates. *Authorization Form; Copy of ID (Passport, License, National ID, etc.) are required.

I-9 Eligibility Verification SafeGuard's electronic Form I-9 process is seamlessly integrated the USCIS E-Verify system. Once the electronic Form I-9 is entered, it is automatically run against the E-Verify system providing verification of identity and eligibility to work. Instant

These searches cover the full range of research to conduct a thorough background screening report. If some are not relevant to you right now you are free to choose whichever you need and then can opt for other checks as well in the future. After our background screening services you won’t have to worry regarding any potential hires and you can make the best decisions going forward.

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