Resume Verification & Background Screening
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FAQs

Why should I use Verify-ED?

For two (2) important reasons: Ease and Compliance! Our web-based process makes it easy for you to submit search/verification requests and track the progress. This ability to manage the process also saves time.

We also make it easy for you to stay legally compliant! We recognize that when an applicant is being considered for a position, many employers do not want to ask for (nor hold onto) information that may be a potential legal problem. Our Verify-ID tool removes the responsibility of gathering that sensitive data from the employer, and enables the applicant to directly communicate this information to us.

What kind of services do you provide?

We provide a full range of services with a goal to help protect our clients from liability. We have background check, resume verification, and tenant screening packages

Why should I verify an applicant's resume?

To put it simply: some people lie on their resumes. So, in order to protect yourself from possible liability and expense, every resume should be Verify-ED!

What is the process for verifying an applicant's information?

After you submit your search / verification request through our web-interface, we go directly to the sources for data confirmation. We update the order throughout the process so that you can view where we are in the process. If you choose, we can also send updates via email.

I am a property owner. How can a tenant screening report help me?

A Tenant Screening report provides you with information that will help you make an informed and justified decision on whether to rent or lease your property to an applicant. You will receive information about an applicant's criminal background, financial history & current standing as it pertains to housing. You can use this information, in accordance to the FCRA guidelines, to either approve or deny rental / lease applications.

How can I sign up to use Verify-ED?

Just give us a call! 1-866-213-3477 ext 4.

Why do I need the applicant's signed consent to do a search / verification??

Simply put: to protect yourself from possible liability. Also, according to the FERPA, "schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student's education record".

How do I set up a corporate account?

Please call us at 866.213.3477. We can establish accounts for organizations of any size.

How do I get a custom created package?

Please give us a call (973-954-9545 / 866-213-3477) or send us an e-mail message (Info@Verify-ED.com), so that we can work with you to create a package that suits your specific search requirements.

How long does it take for searches / verifications to be completed?

Most U.S. searches are completed within 1 day to 1 week. Database searches usually take 24 to 48 hours, but we allot for more time when the search involves a human element (we have to call a school and wait to hear back from the registrar, a retriever has to go to the courthouse to conduct a search, a search subject has to go to the Concentra testing site to complete the drug screening, etc.). International searches can take anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks on average.

What is Verify-ID?

Verify-ID is a feature we use in our process to receive social security numbers and dates of birth directly from search subjects. Our system sends an e-mail message to the search subject that contains a direct link to our secure system. With a unique password, the search subject can enter his/her information directly to our system. Verify-ID prevents you from having to deal with the liability issues of handling sensitive personal information.

What if we can't use the Verify-ID feature because the search subject does not have an e-mail address?

The search subject is welcome to contact us directly via telephone to communicate the SSN and DOB information.

Where can I view the verified credentials?

You can log into your account through our website to access and view the completed verifications.

How will I know if the searches / verifications have been completed?

Our system will send you an e-mail notification when the searches/verifications have been completed.

How much does it cost to set up an account?

Setting up an account is free!

Do you provide criminal background checks?

Yes, in fact, we provide several types, including:

  • Civil court
  • County court
  • State court
  • Federal court
  • Sex offender check
  • U.S. Government Watch List

How do I request a drug screening?

We will schedule an appointment for your candidate with our drug screening partner.

Do you provide international background screenings?

We provide international degree verifications. At this time we do not provide international criminal background screening services.

What if we need to do a check on a person's maiden name or alias?

You can include both the person's maiden and / or married name and aliases in your searches. Each will be considered a separate search.

Do you provide recurring background checks?

Yes and we can provide scheduled reminders so that you know to conduct the search.

How many years back can you search for criminal records?

In general, you can go back as many years for which the courthouse retains the records - which is at least 7 years. For some states in the nationwide criminal database that we use, we have access to records that go back into the late 80's.

How long will these searches / verifications be stored in our accounts?

For the life of your account

Why are there 3rd party fees on some of the services?

We must sometimes utilize outside resources in order to complete verifications and searches. These 3rd parties often charge fees for their services. For example, some educational institutions outsource the management of the educational records. The management company charges a fee to provide information from their repository.

Why is a site visit required before I can request a credit report?

Site visits are requirements by credit reporting agencies to confirm that credit reports are only being requested for valid reasons. Please view the Procedures to Avoid Reporting for Impermissible Purposes section in the Commentary on the Fair Credit Reporting Act, which states:

A consumer reporting agency should have a system to verify that it is dealing with a legitimate business having a "permissible purpose" for the information reported. What constitutes adequate verification will vary with the circumstances. If the consumer reporting agency is not familiar with the user, appropriate procedures might require an on-site visit to the user's place of business, or a check of the user's references.

Where can I find more information on your services?

You can check out the rest of our website at www.Verify-ED.com, or you can reach us by e-mail at Info@Verify-ED.com or phone at 866-213-3477.