Employment Background Checks

You might need to run a standard background check 100 times. Or you might need 10,000 custom background checks. Either way our screening platform will take care of you.

Almost every aspect of our screening software is configurable. Which means you get access to more than 55,000 features. That means our background checks can give you exactly the information you need. There's no limit to the number of configurations you can have. With a 99.96% up time rate, it's the most dependable screening platform on the market.

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A Full Suite Of Background Screening Services

The Crucial First Step of All Our Background Checks

EBI’s Social Security Number Trace is the crucial first step for identifying residential history, aliases, and other key data points in order to complete the most extensive and thorough certified background check. Not all SSN traces are the same. Using EBI’s SMART Logic, we are able to identify the most complex data points while eliminating erroneous and costly information found in other’s trace products.

EBI’s Social Security Number Trace identifies residential history, aliases, and other key data points in order to complete our background checks.

Sample Social Security Number Trace Report: marijuana-in-the-workplace-linkin-ad-map

County Criminal Background Checks

Accurate County Criminal Records Searches are the gold standard for any background check. And our team of records professionals go directly to the source. They conduct in-person searches at courthouses in all US jurisdictions and territories.

Other county records checks rely on residential information to perform searches. Our in-person criminal background checks use a name and date of birth to search for offenses across the country. This is the best way to get in-depth, accurate, and timely results.

Types of Criminal Background Checks

We offer various types of criminal records searches, including:

  • Statewide criminal record searches
  • Federal criminal record database search
  • National criminal records database
  • FBI Fingerprint Database
  • Sex offender registries
  • Federal Prison Inmate Search
  • National wants and warrants
  • Global homeland security search

Read more on our criminal records searches page

The difference is clear

The fine print for a popular competitor's platforms on the market says:

[The service] does not include records from counties or states where the necessary databases are not available. Moreover, existing databases are updated on different schedules and some do not include all offense records.

Driving Records Search

Manage your driver risk even if you don't have a traditional commercial "fleet." Any employee or volunteer who drives on your behalf can put your organization at risk. This includes your sales team, delivery people, shuttle drivers, youth sport bus drivers, and virtually anyone else who gets behind the wheel on company business.

This one-time check will search your candidates' Motor Vehicle Records, and if applicable, their Commercial Driver's License.

Continuous Driver Monitoring

Continuous Driver Monitoring makes sure your employees' driving records stay clean. Each month, you'll receive a report of any recent data changes: an expired license (or one approaching expiration), a violation, suspension, or a conviction.

Benefits of Continuous Driver Monitoring:

  1. Lowers costs and risk.
  2. Proactively addressing driver safety leads to fewer incidences, lower insurance premiums and reduced exposure to lawsuits.
  3. Promotes safe driving.
  4. Identify high-risk drivers, and automatically schedule appropriate training courses for them.
  5. Saves you time.
  6. Get notifications ONLY when there is a change in driving data.
  7. No more sifting through full reports looking for flags.
  8. No more running full yearly checks on every driver in your entire organization.
  9. No more keeping track of each driver's qualifications to make sure they're up to date.
  10. Streamlined management.
  11. The system stores all individual driver data for access 24/7, displays all recent activity on a dashboard, and applies your driving policies across geographic or jurisdictional boundaries.

Employment Verifications

Find the Candidate with the right credentials. EBI's in-house, US-based Verification Specialists are trained to conduct in-depth, detailed and confidential verification of your candidates':

  • Employment history
  • Professional licenses
  • Technical certificates
  • Military service
  • Professional references

Each report shows you a side-by-side comparison showing the information supplied by the candidate versus what the employer reported.

Education Verifications

Diploma mills are a billion dollar industry and these days applicants are not shy about stretching the truth on their resumes. These are just a couple of reasons companies find Education Verifications so valuable. Are your applicants honest? Do they have the background and knowledge that they claim? Or are they claiming to be something they are not?

Education verifications provide the following:

  • Dates of attendance
  • Major
  • Degree received
  • School GPA
  • Credits accumulated
  • Accomplishments
  • Institution comments
  • Researcher comments

Professional Reference Checks

Reference interviews can reveal additional attributes of a candidate that traditional employment verification questions cannot. EBI offers a wide range of interview questions to meet your individual needs. EBI offers the following professional references:


One of our US-based EBI Verifications Specialists conducts a basic interview with the colleagues provided by the candidate.

Here is a sample of basic interview questions:

  • How long have you known the applicant?
  • What is your relationship to the applicant?
  • What is your general opinion on the individual?
  • What has the applicant done to show good moral character?
  • What do you consider to be the applicant’s strong points?
  • In what areas do you feel that the applicant can improve?
  • If you had the opportunity to work with the applicant again, would you?

Executive Extended:

One of our US-based EBI Verifications Specialists conducts an in-depth interview with the colleagues provided by the candidate. The questions are customized to meet the exact needs of the client. Questions can also be designed to focus on specific skills.

Healthcare Sanctions

It is against the law for any healthcare organization to employ people, or vendors, who have faced sanctions. According to guidelines published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG), your organization could face penalties ranging from fines to jail time if you hire a sanctioned individual while receiving federal funds.

With the EBI Healthcare Sanctions Report, you are able to run a healthcare background check on individuals and entities in the healthcare field against the Fraud and Abuse Control Information Systems (FACIS) -- the industry's most comprehensive historical database of adverse actions in the healthcare field. This database includes more than 600,000 adverse records of debarred, disciplined, excluded or sanctioned individuals and entities. Reports are compiled from more than 800 sources across 50 types of healthcare professionals ranging from physicians and PAs, nurses, mental health professionals and pharmacists to home health agencies, hospitals, clinics, managed care agencies and ambulatory services.

See our suite of Healthcare Sanctions Products

Pre-Employment Credit Checks Protect Your Company's Finances

Credit reports are considered by many to be an indication of a candidate’s integrity, stability and trustworthiness. Banking, finance, security, public safety and pharmaceuticals are just a few industries that rely heavily on credit reports for making a hiring decision. It is always advised that credit reports only be utilized in the screening process for specific job positions.

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Limit Your Post-Hire Risk

There is nothing like pre-employment screening to help create a safe environment for your employees and your customers, but your due diligence lasts long after a candidate signs on the dotted line. EBI’s post-hire monitoring program makes sure employees continue to uphold your high standards the whole time they are on your payroll.

Enrolled employees are monitored on an ongoing basis, informing employers about pre-defined alerts like: new criminal record information, changes in existing records, new arrests, healthcare sanctions, sex offenses, driving violations and other fully modular and customized products and service offerings. We provide the information you want and your organization needs.

Even the largest employers can manage ongoing record checks with very little effort. Having the most current information reduces your risk in several ways and allows you to make proactive decisions instead of reacting to a crisis. Post-hire monitoring empowers employers to proactively identify factors that increase their risk to negligent retention claims, workplace violence, loss due to internal shrinkage and public embarrassment through negative publicity.

Solutions include: EBI's NCRD, Healthcare Sanctions, OFAC, Sex-offender, Continuous Driver Monitoring, as well as many other powerful business intelligence and risk mitigation products.

The Step-by-Step Guide to Creating & Improving Your Background Check Policy

Watch this free webinar recording to learn how you can improve your company’s background screening policy.

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