Background Checks for Employers

You might need 100 background checks each year. Or your company needs thousands of custom background checks. Either way our screening solutions will take care of you.

And getting started is easy. Choose one of the pre-built background screening packages or build your own by selecting from 55,000 features. And you can automate your workflow so every background check is the same or customize them as needed.

And with the industry's best 99.96% uptime, it's the most dependable employment screening solution on the market.

Background Check Services

Social Security Number Trace

Our Social Security Number Trace is the crucial first step in a thorough background check. It allows us to find any aliases, to confirm the validity of the Social Security Number, and to find other important data points.

Using the SSN trace we'll also identify all residences. This is important because statistics show that crimes often occur close to where people live and work. So, rather than guessing, we can focus resources on searching local jurisdictions.

SSN Traces save time and ensure an accurate background check.

Sample Social Security Number Trace Report

SSN Trace Report Example

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 research database
  • FBI Fingerprint Database
  • Sex offender registries
  • Prison Inmate Search
  • National wants and warrants
  • Global homeland security search

Learn about all of our criminal records searches

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, the Commercial Driver's License Information System (CDLIS)

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. Whether that's an expired license, an expiring license, a violation, suspension, or a conviction.

Benefits of Continuous Driver Monitoring:

  1. Lowers costs and risk.
    Fewer accidents means lower insurance premiums and fewer lawsuits.
  2. Promotes safe driving.
    Identify high-risk drivers, and automatically schedule training for them.
  3. Saves you time.
    Get notified when there's a change in driving data.
  4. Streamlined management.
    You have access to driver data 24/7 from your interactive dashboard.

Employment Verifications

Find the Candidate with the right credentials. Our in-house, US-based verification specialists are trained to conduct in-depth, detailed, and confidential verification of your candidates or employees. The employment verification includes:

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

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 applicants are becoming more comfortable stretching the truth on resumes. These are just two of reasons Education Verifications are 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

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

License Verifications

This service is used to verify professional licenses, credentials, and certifications during the background check process. In addition to reporting on appropriate credentials, we'll also note any sanctions a candidate or employee has received.

License verifications are often done by medical professionals, CPAs, attorneys, engineers, and real estate agents.

This service will validate the following:

  • Records on validity and accuracy of applicant’s license
  • Disciplinary actions taken
  • Date of issue
  • Renewal and expiration dates
  • Status of license
  • Other information provided by an institution (information varies according to the type of license)

Reference Checks

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

Types of Professional Reference Checks

Basic Reference Checks

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

Here's 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?
Extended Reference Checks

One of our US-based 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 US Department of Health & the 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 our 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.

Learn about Healthcare Sanctions Checks

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.

Sample Credit Check Report

Sample Credit Report Check
Background credit report check example

Post-Hire Monitoring Program

Limit Your Post-Hire Risk

Our post-hire monitoring program makes sure employees maintain your company's standards for their entire tenure.

Enrolled employees are monitored on an ongoing basis and you're automatically alerted when customizable violations occur. Some of these might include:

  • New criminal records
  • Changes in existing records
  • New arrests
  • Healthcare sanctions
  • Sexual offenses
  • Driving violations

Our solution makes it easy for large employers to manage ongoing record checks with little effort. Having current information reduces your risk and allows you to make proactive decisions. Post-hire monitoring also helps identify factors that increase your risk of negligent retention claims, workplace violence, loss due to internal shrinkage, and public embarrassment through negative publicity.

Some of the screening services we include are: NCRD searches, healthcare sanctions, Sex offender searches, and Continuous Driver Monitoring.

Social Media Screening

Save countless hours manually checking your candidate's social footprint.

Our social AI uses advanced sorting and filtering of your candidate's social history. This allows us to quickly screen for concerning content or behaviors and deliver fast results. Our social screening team will train you to interpret results and design an adjudication policy so you can make efficient and compliant decisions. Our social screening solution is EEOC and FCRA compliant to ensure accuracy, thus safeguarding your reports from protected consumer information.

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Adverse Action & Adjudication Support


With the careful guidance of our compliance team, we'll help you design a screening results based hiring policy. Your customized policy is then be entered into our screening platform, creating a hiring process that is simple, efficient, consistent, and FCRA and EEOC compliant.

Adverse Action

Adverse Action is a very specific and complicated part of the hiring process. Many states and cities now have their own laws, complicating maters even more. Our dynamic adverse action module's artificial intelligence makes this complicated process simple and compliant. All your pre-approved adverse action letters live in our screening platform and can be sent with a few clicks of a button. It knows what to send and when it has to be delivered, so you don't have to. EBI also offers an optional mailing service.