Background Screening Plans

SafeGuard listens to your needs and creates customized services by leveraging its cutting edge technology and highly trained staff.

Background Screening Packages

  • Easy Ordering and Reporting
  • No Signup or Monthly Fees
  • Affordable Services Delivered Fast

  • Fully FCRA Compliant
  • Our Staff Reviews All Positive Results
  • 100% U.S. Based Researchers and Support

This matrix represents a recommended approach to conducting your research. All SafeGuard Background Screening services can be fully customized to meet the specific needs of each and every client.

Suggested Packages

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

SSN Trace and Address History
7-Year County Criminal Court Search Current County
of Residence
National Criminal Database Search
Nationwide Sex Offender Registries
Federal Criminal Court Search ----- Unlimited
Verifications (Education & Employment) ----- -----
*Additional Services
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*Additional Services such as Driving History Records, Drug Testing, Healthcare Sanctions, Civil Court Records, Professional License Verification, Employment Credit Reports, or International Background Checks can all be added to any package. See the full descriptions below.

How it Works

Step 01

Create an Account

Create an Account

We'll verify your business for FCRA compliance and walk you through the simple ordering process.

Step 02

Get Permission

Get Permission

Easily send the candidate an invite, and we will do the rest, or obtain a signed authorization directly.

Step 03

Order Reports

Order Reports

Select from predefined packages or create a customized one on your own.

Step 04

Receive Results

Receive Results

Automatically receive notifications as results are returned.

Background Screening Descriptions

An expanded scope of background screening services are available that can be added to any package to create a comprehensive and customized approach to your screening process. Add only those services you need, when you need them.

  Service Description Turnaround
SSN Trace and Address History Verification of identity and past address history that creates the baseline for the background screening report. Instant
County Criminal Court Search Search is conducted at the District, County, and Municipal courts. Onsight visits or electronic access is used for the most up-to-date records. Court fees may apply. 1-3 business days
National Criminal Database Search

This search is used as a supplement to expand the geographic scope of the County searches and covers approximately 96% (350 million records) of U.S. jurisdictions. This search is based on records contributed by the courts. Not all courts are included.

Some of the sources include:

  • Court records from local, municipal, county, and State jurisdictions, incarceration records, Office of Inspector General, and Administrative Office of Courts;
  • Nationwide registered sex offenders in 50 states plus District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico;
  • Numerous international, national security and terrorism sources checked (OFAC, Interpol, etc);
  • Criminal database records in all 50 states (including jurisdictions and sources);
  • Fugitive lists covering 50 states and Washington, DC, Guam, & Puerto Rico;
  • Results may include a description of criminal charges, disposition, and sentence information.

Federal Criminal Court Search Records are searched among the 94 Federal Judicial District Criminal Courts for felonies and misdemeanors. Searches are performed based on first and last name, date of birth, social security number, and district. 1 business day
Nationwide Sex Offender Registries Nationwide registered sex offenders in 50 states plus District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Instant
Education Verification Verification of attendance dates, majors, and degrees earned for any high school, college or university in the U.S. Each Education Verification covers a single school. SafeGuard is online with over 1,800 Colleges and Universities, or about 88% of all institutions of upper learning in the U.S. This means that approximately 88% of your Education Verification requests will now return results "instantly". 1-3 business days
Employment Verification Verification of past positions, including dates employed and job title. 1-5 business days
Professional License Verification Verification U.S. professional licenses, issue dates, expiration dates, titles, and current status. 1-3 business days
Driving History

State Driving Records History
Validation of a driver’s license status, including suspensions violations. State fees may apply.

Commercial Driving Records History - CDLIS
Verifies present jurisdictional State and driver’s license number, name, date of birth social security number match, up to three previously held CDL numbers, and aka information. Complies with FMCSA requirements (§ 391.21-391.27).

Drug Testing

4 Panel Urinalysis
The 4-panel test is the same as the 5-panel, except marijuana testing has been removed to accommodate employers hiring from states with legalized marijuana laws.

5 Panel Urinalysis
The 5-panel test covers Amphetamines, Phencyclidine, Cocaine, Opiates, and Marijuana.

10 Panel Urinalysis
The 10-panel analysis includes all the drugs screened for in the 5-panel, plus Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Methadone, Methaqualone, and Propoxyphene.

Hair, Saliva, and Other Testing
Hair, Saliva, and other testing are available to meet your organization’s specific needs.

Note: All services are provided at SAMHSA certified labs and include an MRO Review of all positive results.

1-3 business days
Employment Credit Reports The Employment Credit Report provides address and employment history, social security fraud and public records search, along with a financial summary. Public records can include bankruptcies, liens, judgments, and collections. This credit report is specifically formatted for employment background screening purposes only and complies with FCRA requirements. Instant
Civil Court Records Civil Court searches examine the civil courts’ index for civil lawsuits, liens, and judgments. By searching the civil court of general jurisdiction, it can be determined whether the individual or business has been the defendant in a civil court lawsuit and the outcome of the case. The report includes Plaintiff, complaint, civil court case type, and Judgment. *Court fees may apply. 1-3 business days
Healthcare Sanctions The Healthcare Sanctions database contains information individuals or entities that may be the subject of adverse action by more than one agency for the same or different events from over 700 agency sources. This includes OIG, GSA, DEA, FDA, ORI, PHS, and Tricare, as well as information from all 50 states on individuals who have been the subject of State licensing board sanctions. Instant
International Background Screening

International Criminal Searches -Turnaround: 7 – 14 days
Search criminal records for candidates who are working in the U.S. and have lived abroad. Searches are available in over 220 countries. Each country has its own requirements, authorization forms, and ID requirements (Passport, License, National ID, etc.), and turnaround times for completion.

International Education Verification -Turnaround: 7 – 14 days
Our specialists will verify an applicant’s educational background confirming dates of attendance and highest degree completed. Each country has its own requirements, authorization forms, ID requirements (Passport, License, National ID, a copy of degree certificate, etc.), and turnaround times for completion.

International Employment Verification -Turnaround: 7 – 14 days
Our specialists contact the applicant’s prior or current employers; Our specialists are trained to conduct phone interviews and confirm the accuracy of all relative information as well as ask pertinent questions to identify any hidden issues.

International Watch List (GlobalChek) - Turnaround: 1 – 2 days
GlobalChek widens the scope of your International Search by providing an in-depth range of International screens. Also, as some countries and localities don’t allow physical criminal record checks due to local privacy laws or lack of centralized record systems, GlobalChek provides the best alternative for comprehensive screening of your candidates. *Authorization Form; Copy of ID (Passport, License, National ID, etc.) are required.

I-9 Eligibility Verification SafeGuard's electronic Form I-9 process is seamlessly integrated the USCIS E-Verify system. Once the electronic Form I-9 is entered, it is automatically run against the E-Verify system providing verification of identity and eligibility to work. Instant

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