Follow our Simple Four-Step Process
Step 1: CIA Identity Validation
Our Social Security Trace is the foundation of a background investigation; it validates the SSN and reports associated addresses, aliases, & DOB’s.
Our philosophy is to initially validate the identity of an applicant before requesting their criminal history.
Step 2: CIA Criminal Record Searches
Next, county, state*, and Federal searches should be requested for a minimum seven-year period for each related alias, if any.
Appropriate areas are based on the address history reported in the Social Security Trace and any other known locations of residence, work, travel, etc.
*A state search, when in place of a county search, is only recommended if the associated state offers real-time information that meets our exacting standards for data accuracy. Currently, less than one-third of states offer such repositories.
Step 3: CIA Resume Authentication
Additionally, we recommend ordering Education, Employment, Professional Reference, and Professional License Verifications that correspond to the information listed on the resume and/or application in order to determine work history status.
By thoroughly researching, a company can improve the chances that the employee has portrayed accurate experience, skills, and background.
Step 4: CIA Super Search
Lastly, because crimes are not isolated to reported and known addresses, we recommend ordering this instant database search that includes over 650 criminal data, sex offender registry, and security watch-list sources from around the nation. This search provides another layer of security in the screening process by gaining an overview of an applicant’s history which may uncover additional records.
Follow these recommendations for a well-rounded screening practice.
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