Arkansas Employment Background Checks
All employment screening services including employment drug screening and employment criminal record background checks are available in Arkansas.
updated March 2019
No Arkansas statutes have been located to restrict any private employers ability to obtain and/or use arrest records.
However, Employers must be aware of Arkansas law restricting the use of an applicant's social media account information in employment screening decisions.
On May of 2013, Governor Mike Beebe signed H.B. 1901 into law, which prohibits employers from asking employees or job applicants for social media log-in information.
Moreover, employers also may not require that current or prospective employees add a supervisor to their social media contacts (i.e., "friending"), or require that privacy settings on social media accounts be changed.
For the complete text of the Arkansas statute: Click Here
No Arkansas statues have been located to restrict any private employers ability to obtain and/or use conviction records.
Our criminal records Smart Search Plus® has become the industry standard for a quality criminal records background check.
It includes an unlimited check of the Federal criminal records repositories in the states where the applicant has lived for the past 7 years.
It also includes a check of any needed state and county criminal records checks as well as a social security number address history trace, a multi-state criminal records database search and a check of of the sex offender registry in all 50 states. .
It is the criminal records background check now chosen by most of our clients. For a brief overview of all of our employment screening services, please Click Here
All of our reports are FCRA compliant.
A current Arkansas county criminal records background check is recommended for the most up to date and complete employment screening background check information.
Arkansas Admin Office of Courts
Court records of statewide felony and state-level misdemeanor dispositions since 1987. Records on approximately 400,000 persons. These records contain information submitted to the state by courts from each county and other criminal justice agencies. Results show the disposition date, arrest date, county, case number, defendant name, DOB, race, sex, charge(s), dispositions and sentence. Records updated monthly.
Arkansas Dept Corrections
Corrections records of statewide felony criminal convictions on persons who have been sentenced to serve time at a state facility since 1940. Records on approximately 20,000 persons. Results show the date of crime, county, defendant name, DOB, race, sex, height, weight, charge(s), and sentence. Photos included. Updated monthly.
Arkansas Sex Offender
Registry contains information on individuals considered to be at the highest level of risk (Level 3 - High Risk and Level 4 - Sexually Violent Predator) to the public dating back to 1997. Data may contain name, DOB, address, offense, and level of risk. Photos included. Updated monthly.