Simple 4-Step Process

Smart Screen collects all necessary information from candidates through an easy-to-use online portal that is desktop and mobile friendly. It only takes a minute or two!

No need to sign by hand – Smart Screen lets candidates consent through our online portal.

Smart Screen customers receive easy-to-read results. Our candidate reports are color-coded so that employers can quickly understand whether a candidate has passed or requires further screening.

Smart Screen customers receive a score for each candidate’s background check based on EEOC guidelines and the customer’s preferences.

Smart Screen helps customers meet compliance duties with our automated adjudication process. All steps in the process are recorded for later reference.



SSN Check & ID Verification

SSN Check & ID Verification identifies your candidate, finds alternate names, and finds their address history based by checking hundreds of sources. We use this information to conduct each background check on the right names and in the right jurisdictions.

Background Checks

Sex Offender Registry Search

Sex Offender Registry Search captures real-time data from all 50 states’ sex offender registries. The information states provide varies, so we combine this search with criminal record searches for the broadest possible search.

Global Sanctions & Terrorist Watch-list Search

Global Sanctions & Terrorist Watch-list Search finds information in public and proprietary data sources worldwide. Sources include governments, courts, news media, and sanctions lists published by over 60 government and law enforcement sources, including the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the U.S. Treasury, the FBI and INTERPOL. FACIS checks available for health care workers.

National Criminal Record Check

National Criminal Check accesses over 400 million records from thousands of jurisdictions’ state and county court systems, corrections departments, and other agencies. This helps identify criminal records across states and counties where a candidate has worked, lived, visited, or attended school within the last 7 years. It is an affordable way to check for negative information across the country and is a good addition to targeted state and county searches.

County Criminal Record Check

County Criminal Record Check searches county-level courts for felony, misdemeanor, and major traffic convictions in any of the 3,142 counties or county equivalents in the US. Smart Screen accesses these records directly from courthouses, either electronically or (where necessary) in person. We check all counties where a candidate has lived within the past seven years, not just where they currently live.

Federal Criminal Record Check

Federal Criminal Record Check looks for crimes prosecuted in federal district courts such as international/inter-state drug trafficking, kidnapping, and tax evasion. Smart Screen obtains federal criminal records from all US district courts and territories.

State Criminal Record Check

State Criminal Record Check checks official statewide databases, where avaialble. In states that don’t offer access to reliable statewide databases, we do county criminal checks.

Driving Record Check

Driving Record Check determines if the candidate’s license is valid, suspended or cancelled. It also checks for infractions such as speeding, reckless driving, and driving under the influence. Smart Screen can search DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) databases in all 50 states. CDLIS and DOT checks available.

Drug Testing

Drug Testing screens candidates for abuse of illegal substances. It includes 5, 7 or 9 panel urine test. All civil service jobs, whether they are on the federal, state or local level, require pre-employment drug testing. This includes such positions as public school employees, road construction and maintenance crews, social services staff and law enforcement officers.

International Background Checks

International Background Checks include ID Verificaiton & criminal record searches in 60 countries. We can also check international degrees and employment.

Bankruptcy Checks

Bankruptcy Check sweeps all federal court jurisdictions’ records looking for any indication of a bankruptcy filing.

Judgements & Liens Checks

Judgments & Liens Search checks nationwide for civil court judgments and property liens that carry financial risks for a candidate.

Credentials & Qualifications

Education Verification

Education Verification checks directly with candidates’ schools to verify their college and graduate degrees. We also provide (when available) dates attended; major/minor; year graduated; name of degree, diploma or certificate received; and special achievements and awards.

Employment Verification

Employment Verification obtains and verifies candidates’ previous employment history. We can check employment in the last 2, 5 or 7 years with verified sources and (where available) get confirmation of start and end dates, job title, department, and other relevant information.

Reference Checks

Leave the reference checks to us. We’ll diligently attempt to contact references with three calls and three emails so that you can hear people’s personal experience with a candidate. And we’ll never contact a candidate’s previous employers without their verbal consent.

License Verification

License Verification checks the status of professional and trade licenses issued by state, local, and federal agencies.

Certification Verification

Certification Verification checks a wide variety of professional certifications to make sure candidates have the credentials they need for the job.

Liability Insurance Verification

Liability Insurance Verification makes sure professionals in certain industries have the coverage they need to protect their business partners and customers.

Workers Comp Insurance Verification

Liability Insurance Verification makes sure professionals in certain industries have the coverage they need to protect their business partners and customers.

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