Colleges, Universities, Trade and other schools face significant liability for the acts of anyone associated with the College, University or School.

It has been well established through the court system that educational entities have a responsibility to conduct an employment screening background check on all College and University Instructors, Teachers, Officers, employees, volunteers and anyone else that acts on behalf of or for the educational institution in any way.

The risk is simply too high not to exercise the due diligence of a quality employment screening program.
The negative consequences of a single act by an individual can bring great trauma to the victims of sexual misconduct or assault but also serious harm to the greater University or College.

The financial impact alone can be huge but many other factors should also be considered such as the stress of litigation and the negative impact of bad publicity on the institution’s leaders, faculty and the student body well.
Remember, the College’s best defense and sometimes its only defense is having done a proper employment screening background check.

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

We Also Offer Pre-Employment Drug Screening.

For more information on employment drug screening:  Click Here

Staying within the Law on employee background checks

There are numerous regulations about what information you are allowed to access, under what circumstances you are allowed to access that information, and which information can legally be used in a hiring decision.

Legally Complaint

All of our reports are FCRA compliant.

As with any other employer:

You must: Get the appropriate permission from the person concerned,

You must: Properly notify a person of a negative decision based on information discovered.

You must: Protect the confidentiality of the information.

You may not: Make a decision on data that was excluded by law for the type of position for which the person was being considered.

The institution also must comply with data security and record retention requirements and needs to fully comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as well as any other state laws which have jurisdiction not only over credit information, but other types of personal data as well.

For a brief overview of employment screening laws in your state:   Click Here

Our Automated Employment Screening provides an applicant controlled process that allows FCRA compliant background check  forms, and  releases to be completed online by the applicant.

We provide several short   videos to  easily acquaint you with the system.

This makes the background check process easy

Please  Click Here  for more information on our AES service.

Call Us now at  800-459-3034 and begin ordering instant driving records and background checks within minutes or:

A price list will be promptly e-mailed to you.


None of the information contained in this web site should be construed as legal advice. All forms, policies, information and procedures should be reviewed by your legal counsel before being used in any way.

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