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Hiring decisions should not be based solely upon information contained in this search. To remain FCRA compliant, any information reported in a database search should be followed up appropriately with Criminal Record Searches.

CRI
We utilize the expertise of over 300 contractors to ensure that we are supplying our clients with the most up-to-date information available. Also, as part of our Quality Assurance Program, we utilize a 50 State Compliance Guide to determine reportable records for your FCRA compliant hiring decisions.

MVR
Ordering a driving history report for all employees or volunteers who drive a company or personal vehicle for business is a great way to recognize the risk for your business.

SST
This is a great tool to establish appropriate areas to search and uncover addresses omitted from the application.

OFAC
We recommend this search for any employer with sensitive information.

OIG
This search is invaluable for healthcare industry candidates. It is required of certain healthcare and other professionals to be within government compliance.

CIA's Complete List of Services

CRIMINAL HISTORY SEARCHES

County Criminal Record (CRI)

  • 1-3 Days
  • One of the most common searches conducted by employers. All 3100+ US counties are offered. Reports real-time county courthouse information including felonies and misdemeanors covering the standard seven-year time frame and often longer. Best conducted in all known areas where the applicant has lived, worked, traveled, and studied.

County Civil Record (CIV)

  • 2-5 Days
  • Most are name only matches. Returns information from county repositories regarding divorce, child support, adoption, wrongful death claims, personal injury claims, bankruptcies, judgments, tax liens, lawsuits, and other matters.

Federal Criminal Record Search (FED)

  • 24 Hours
  • Most are name only matches. Not found in county or state repositories; only found by searching the 94 Federal Judicial Disricts in the US. Reports Federal court information including acts which have been made criminal by Federal law such as: homicide, robbery of a bank, immigration, firearm charges, certain sex offenses, tax evasion, interstate kidnapping, embezzlement, interstate drug trafficking, and crimes aboard an aircraft.
  • Ordered per district, state, or as a nationwide search.

National Criminal Database - Our CIA Super Search (CSS)

  • Instant
  • Contains over 720 national and international sources from criminal repositories, sex offender registries, and security watch-lists. Should be used as a supplement or pre-screen option; re-verification is suggested to confirm subject identity and current disposition.
  • Ordered as a nationwide search or per state. Monthly monitoring available.

National Sex Offender Registry (NSO)

  • 24 Hours
  • Typically contains information on individuals who have committed sexually violent offenses against adults and children, as well as certain sexual contact and other crimes against victims who are minors.
  • Ordered as a nationwide search or per state. Monthly monitoring available.

National Wants & Warrants (W&W)

  • 1-3 Days
  • A database of records collected from various states, counties, and law enforcement agencies revealing if a person has an outstanding warrant; however, it is not all-inclusive. Should be followed up with a county criminal record search for re-verification to confirm the information reported.

State Criminal Record (CRI)

  • 1-3 Days
  • Ordered per state; not all states have a repository and many states lack a process for keeping the repository up-to-date and accurate. Should be followed up with a county criminal record search in all known areas of residence to ensure a complete scope of screening.

State Sex Offender Registry (SOR)

  • 24 Hours
  • Ordered per state; each state offers a repository of registered sexual offenders.

International Criminal Record (INT)

  • 5-10+ Days
  • Offered for over 200 countries/areas around the world.

DRIVING RECORDS

Motor Vehicle Report (MVR)

  • Instant for 40 States. 1-10 Days for other States
  • Normally requested on an employee that will be traveling for a company or if driving is a function of their employment. A CDL license is required to operate vehicles with a gross weight of 26,001 lb or more. Reported information differs per state but generally includes: validation of the license number, status of license, and any accidents, traffic citations, or suspensions.
  • May provide insight to vehicle-related criminal convictions and/or DUI type convictions that may not be found elsewhere.

VERIFICATIONS

Employment Verification (EMP)

  • 1-3+ Days
  • Confirms information provided by the applicant about employment history. Ordered per employer; only factual information is obtained.

Education Verification (EDU)

  • 1-3+ Days
  • Generally completed on the highest level of education; it is essential to have the name used at the time of attendance. Information obtained through the registrar’s office or institution responsible.

Reference Verification (REF)

  • 1-3+ Days
  • Ordered per source - can be personal or professional. Our research criteria consist of a 15-question inquiry focused towards establishing the applicant's the work capacity.

License Verification

  • 1-3+ Days
  • Ordered per professional/state - can be professional or occupational license. Normally requested because the license is a requirement for employment. Reported information generally includes: license holder's current name, address, type, number, status, and issue/expiration dates.

Department of Transportation Verification (DOT)

  • 1-3+ Days
  • For DOT compliance, verify transportation history to ensure applicant is ready to operate a company vehicle. Research questions include: general performance for previous work, safe vehicle operation, accident history, substance abuse history, etc. All questions comply with DOT regulations.

International Verifications

  • 5-10+ Days
  • Education and Employment Verifications offered for over 200 countries/areas around the world.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER / CREDIT REPORTS

Social Security Trace (SST)

  • Identity Validation: SSN Verification and Address/Alias History Report
  • Instant search used to determine in which counties to conduct a criminal history search. An extremely powerful, effective, and revealing search; can help indicate whether the SSN is likely accurate or not and a good supplemental tool for locating addresses linked to the applicant that may have been omitted from the application purposely. Reported information generally includes: names, DOB's, addresses as used in commerce; validation that the SSN was issued and the death index status by the SSA.

Credit Check - Employment (CRC)

  • 24 Hours
  • Used a tool to evaluate an applicant's financial stability and other potentially valuable data. Normally requested because of financial responsibility or high-risk roles.

Credit Check - Tenant (CRT)

  • 24 Hours
  • Used a tool to evaluate an applicant's financial stability and other potentially valuable data. Includes a tenant rating score. Normally requested when initially considering or re-evaluating an applicant as a tenant.

GOVERNMENT SANCTION SCREENING

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

  • 24 Hours
  • All person and entities within the US must comply with OFAC; therefore, a wide range of industries can benefit from conducting this search. Commonly used to identify parties deemed as a threat by the US, to identify any risks or associations that may deem an applicant dangerous, or for Patriot Act Compliance.
  • Ordered per individual or entity name; search of the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDNL).

Office of Inspector General (OIG)

  • 24 Hours
  • This is important to many institutional heath care providers because the Congress of the US established a Civil Monetary Penalty for institutions that knowingly hire excluded parties. Commonly used to identity parties that have been investigated and found to have violated the fraud and abuse laws resulting in their exclusion from participation in Medicare, Medicaid, or other federal heath care programs.
  • Ordered per individual or entity name; search of the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE).

Unverified List (UVL)

  • 24 Hours
  • The Unverified List includes names and countries of foreign persons who in the past were parties to a transaction with respect to which BIS could not conduct a pre-license check (PLC) or a post-shipment verification (PSV) for reasons outside of the U.S. Government’s control. Any transaction to which a listed person is a party will be deemed by BIS to raise a Red Flag with respect to such transaction within the meaning of the guidance set forth in Supplement No. 3 to 15 C.F.R. Part 732. The Red Flag; applies to the person on the Unverified List regardless of where the person is located in the country included on the list.
  • Ordered per individual or entity name

Entity List (ETL)

  • 24 Hours
  • The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) contain a list of names of certain foreign persons – including businesses, research institutions, government and private organizations, individuals, and other types of legal persons – that are subject to specific license requirements for the export, reexport and/or transfer (in-country) of specified items. These persons comprise the Entity List, which is found in Supplement No. 4 to Part 744 of the EAR. On an individual basis, the persons on the Entity List are subject to licensing requirements and policies supplemental to those found elsewhere in the EAR.
  • Ordered per individual or entity name

DRUG TESTING

Drug Test - Nationwide 5 & 10 Panels (DRQ)

  • 5-Panel and 10-Panel Drug Tests
  • Generally conducted under any of the following circumstances: post accident, pre-employment, reasonable suspicion/cause, and random.
  • Both 5-panel and 10-panel drug screening tests are available: 5-panel - Amphetamine, Cocaine, Opiates, Phencyclidine, and Marijuana; with nitrates check. 10-panel - Amphetamine, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Methadone, Methamphetaimines, Opiates, Phencyclidine, Propoxyphene, and Marijuana; with nitrates check.
  • Screening can be administered at more than 2000 conveniently located LabCorp patient service centers across the country.

WORKERS' COMPENSATION RECORDS

Workers Comp Check (WCC)

  • 1 Day - 4 Weeks
  • Search provides detailed information regarding the filing of an applicant's prior Workers Compensation Claims and injuries; records can only be searched after a conditional job offer is made.
  • Reported information generally includes: person filing claim, address/SSN on file, filing number, employer, insurance carrier, accident, claim, disability dates, type of accident, part of body injured, name of attorney, and settlement details.

TENANT SCREENING

Credit Check - Tenant (CRT)

  • 24 Hours
  • Used a tool to evaluate an applicant's financial stability and other potentially valuable data. Includes a tenant rating score. Normally requested when initially considering or re-evaluating an applicant as a tenant.

Landlord Verification (LAN)

  • 1-3+ Days
  • Information is obtained from previous landlords to establish rental eligibility. Our research questions include: move in/out dates, lease expiration, rental amount/history, noise complaints, unauthorized occupants, and damage to the property.

Eviction Record Search (EVI)

  • 24 Hours
  • Ordered per defendant, plaintiff, or both.

Tenant Profile Report

  • 24 Hours
  • Requires SSN
  • Reports possible aliases, addresses, roommates, other occupants, and relatives. May also provide information about property records, assets, bankruptcies, tax liens, civil judgments, census demographics of primary zip code, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and neighbors.

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS

Alias Alert

  • Free Service
  • When aliases are reported, we notify you or always order additional searches* for applicable alias/maiden names and DOBs (*priced accordingly)

Re-verification Alert

  • Free Service
  • When records are reported on a database search, we notify you or always order the corresponding real-time search* for accurate and up-to-date records so you remain FCRA-compliant (*priced accordingly).

Photo ID Badging

  • 24 Hours
  • Add to any request as proof that a background check was completed; online weblink available for badge number/status verification. Customized to match your preferences.

Adverse Action Letters

  • 24 Hours
  • FCRA-compliant letters that we create and send for you to your applicants; these letters are required when you make an adverse decision based in whole or in part on the background check.

Business & Asset Services

  • 1-3 Days
  • Business Credit Check, Corporate Records, FBN/DBA Search, Real Property Records, Vehicle Records, Bankruptcies/Liens/Judgments

Criminal Monitoring

  • Monthly recurring check

International Criminal Record (INT)

  • 5-10+ Days
  • Offered for over 200 countries/areas around the world.

International Verifications

  • 5-10+ Days
  • Education and Employment Verifications offered for over 200 countries/areas around the world.

Department of Transportation Verification (DOT)

  • 1-3+ Days
  • For DOT compliance, verify transportation history to ensure applicant is ready to operate a company vehicle. Research questions include: general performance for previous work, safe vehicle operation, accident history, substance abuse history, etc. All questions comply with DOT regulations.

Court Copies

  • 7-10+ Days
  • Obtain copies of case files for additional identifiers, conviction details, etc.