Frequently Asked Questions

Got Questions? We've answered the 10 most common questions asked.

Background checks are often a simple and low-cost process that is ultimately a critical part of vetting an individual for paid or volunteer positions. Typical background check packages are between $39 and $49. More extensive search packages can be more expensive.

Under the laws of Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), seven years from the Disposition date is as far back that a criminal conviction can be lawfully reported.

A typical background check may include a County Criminal records search, Sex Offender search, Social Security Number trace, a Civil records search, a National Criminal records search, Driving record, etc.

While turnaround time is based on the depth and thoroughness of a background check, typical background checks take between 24 and 72 hours.

Ban-the-box is a legislative movement that affects several states and many municipalities. Ban- the-Box typical legislates the removal of the Criminal History question from the initial application. It also dictates when Criminal History’s can be used. As each state and municipality laws are slightly different and a best practice is to work with PreScreen Solutions to understand legal and lawful use of Criminal History records as part of Pre-Employment background screening.

At PreScreen Solutions there are no fees to set up an account nor are there monthly minimums. Getting started is as simple as a phone call or complete the online get started form.

Yes, PreScreen Solutions can provide these documents or guide a client to creating their own.

Individuals can request a background check on themselves, however a consumer credit report would not lawfully be provided. You cannot request your own consumer credit report which deemed unlawful by the FRCA.

Each Employer has their own hiring criteria.

A fingerprint-based background check is also commonly referred to as Live Scan. Live Scan electronically records an individual’s fingerprints and is electronically transmitted either to the Department of Justice or FBI or both. Live Scan Background checks are often not instant, with information transmitted electronically to the requesting Agency and not the Applicant.