Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question that is not answered here, please contact us.
What Services does Bay Area Background Checks Offer?
This search ensures your candidate is using their own social security number, verifies date of birth and provides historical address history.
NATIONAL CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECK
This search provides an instant search of hundreds of criminal record data bases that draws information from states’ Department of Corrections, Administrative Offices of the Courts, and from available county court records to identify felony or serious misdemeanor convictions.
*Any hits must be verified at the county level which may delay results.
FEDERAL CRIMINAL RECORD SEARCH
Uncovers case information from one of the 94 Federal District Courts involving: white-collar crimes, fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion, robbery, kidnapping, illegal sale of firearms, and pornographic exploitation of children.
COUNTY CRIMINAL COURT CHECK
Provides the most up-to-day, detailed criminal records through manual hands on searches at the local county court.
TERRORIST WATCH LIST
This search identifies individuals linked to terrorism or are classified on Government Watch Lists.
SEX OFFENDER LIST
Identifies individuals required to register with the state for sex related crimes.
WORKERS COMPENSATION REPORT
Identify an individual’s history of work related injuries that may interfere with their position.
*May only be ordered after an offer of employment has been made.
Assess your applicant’s financial responsibility and any potential motivation for misuse of funds.
*Restrictions on credit reports for employment purposes vary from state to state. Please enquire before ordering.
Check to ensure your candidate has a valid driver’s license and a clear history.
Diplomas are easily faked. We verify education credentials directly with the schools or their approved third party provider.
We’ll contact the employer to verify their position, responsibilities and identify any red flags.
PROFESSIONAL LICENSE VERIFICATION
Ensure that your candidate’s professional license is current and in good standing.
What types of Background Checks are best?
What information do I need in order to run a background check on a candidate?
- The candidate’s full legal name
- Date of Birth
- Social Security Number
- Home address
- Email Address
- Consent forms
This information can be submitted to us directly, or you can have the candidates provide their own information using our “Quick App” process.
Our “Quick App” process involves 3 easy steps.
- You provide the candidate’s full legal name and email address.
- We send the candidate a unique link to complete their information.
- The candidate electronically signs the necessary consent forms.
Once the Quick App process is complete, we’ll automatically start generating the background report.
What if I don’t have the candidate’s email address?
Why do I need to get an employee’s consent before running a background check on them?
By obtaining consent, employers certify that they have:
- Notified candidates about the details of the background screening process.
- Informed candidates of their legal rights in the case.
- Made efforts to ensure privacy and prevent discrimination.
Where can I find a consent form that is FCRA-Compliant?
How does Bay Area Background Checks deliver reports?
How long does it take to complete a background report?
Bronze Reports – 1 to 2 hours
Silver and Platinum Report 1 -3 days (Dependent on Counties of Residence. Some court searches are conducted by the court clerks which may delay results).
If you are adding searches such as employment and education verification, reports can take up to 5 days.
However, each section of the report is viewable on line so you can always see which searches are complete and which are still pending.
How do I obtain a free copy of my Bay Area Background Checks report requested by employers?
How do I cancel a report?
Will I get a refund if I cancel a report or my candidate withdraws from the application process?
What information do I need to provide when signing up for an account?
- Company Name
- Company Address
- Company Phone Number
- User Name/Title
- User email
Why does my company need to be verified?
How long does it take for my company to be verified?
Otherwise, you may be required to email or fax additional information such as a DBA certificate, business license or Employer Identification Number
Is there a sign-up fee?
Do I have to order a certain number of reports per month or year?
Why drug screen?
What drug screening panels are available?
10 Panel Urine – Includes all substances in the 5 Panel plus Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Methadone, Methaqualone and Propoxyphene.