Background Check Companies Are Often Asked :   How Long Does An Employment Background Check Take?

If the employment background check consists of many components such as a driving record, previous employment and educational verifications and the applicant has lived at many different addresses it can take more than a day.

Previous references can take the longest time as prior employers and references are not so easy to reach


Sometimes people think there is a central location where all criminal records are readily available.

They might be surprised to know that it does not work the way it is depicted in law enforcement television dramas.

Watching these shows, within a few seconds and a few clever keystrokes, the police know everything about the suspect, including where he is right now.

There  is no complete National Criminal Records Database available to anyone.

The criminal record database used by the FBI, the   NCIC      is a compilation of many databases.
Many people would be surprised to learn how incomplete the NCIC   records really are.

The  Hill  reports that the FBI acknowledges the limitations of the   NCIC  database as it contains only a little over   50 percent    of all available criminal records.
These missing criminal records are the result of the way the criminal records are compiled and aggregated from multiple sources including municipal, county, state and Federal court systems throughout the United States.

These various entities are responsible for reporting and updating their own information.

As one might imagine, how important this is to them varies widely.

Even then, access to this database is limited to law enforcement and some businesses with a particular security interest such as defense contractors.

There is always a natural tension between hiring managers who want to fill positions as soon as possible, and the prudent Human Resources department that knows the first line of defense for any company is to avoid hiring people that may bring harm to the company, it’s employees or the public.

We recognize the need to provide these results as fast as possible.
But, the results must be presented to the employer with complete accuracy and in full compliance with all existing laws governing employment screening.

Sometimes this takes a little longer than anyone would like. It is difficult to get hiring managers to understand that obtaining records and and verifying them is not simply tapping the “Enter”  key on a computer.

The criminal record repository system is a matrix of County, State and Federal criminal record systems.

Accessing these record vaults is entirely at the pleasure of the officials, clerks or department employees that establishes and holds these records.

Holidays, short staffing and sometimes other reasons best known to the government entity cause significant delays in the procurement and verification of these records.

For more information on how the real process involved actually works:   Click Here

Sometimes you may want to share this information with a hiring manager in order to provide an explanation of the way the information flows, as it may lead to a better understanding of the process.

Almost everyone has had some experience with the DMV.

We know it is our job to get these results to you as fast as possible and we try to get these results back to you on the same day to next day basis over 95 percent of the time.

It helps expedite the process when we get complete and accurate information on any search entries and legible complete information when a state specific release is required.

Our Automated Employment Screening provides an applicant controlled process that allows FCRA compliant background check forms, including Electronic Chain-Of-custody  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 fast and easy.

Please   Click   or call for more information.

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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