Affordable Background Checks For Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Explore our four most popular packages below – all included in your new account by default. 

Additionally, we offer the flexibility to incorporate any custom packages tailored to your hiring needs. Explore the options and find the Perfect Fit for your business.

Remember to consult with your legal counsel to ensure alignment with your specific requirements.

Basic

$16

/ check*

Quick and affordable, but limited in scope and detail.

By Request Only: This package is not included in new accounts but can be added upon request. 

Transparency in Comparison: This package is an option you’ll see other background check vendors offer, and we list the option and package cost to facilitate informed comparative decision-making. However, we prioritize guiding our clients towards solutions that provide more comprehensive insights, greater value, and reduced liability exposure. In short: we recommend the Standard as your starter package.

  • Provides a list of addresses where the candidate has lived. If you have the County Criminal (Unlimited) search included in your package, this gives us the roadmap for knowing which counties to search. 
  • Provides a list of “name aliases” associated with the candidate. This can help you discover if a candidate has had a legal name change. Background checks only look for the exact name you submit, so if they have used multiple names then you will need an order for each one. 
  • Will let you know if the SSN submitted doesn’t match the SSN associated with the name and date of birth submitted. 

Searches the federal level National Sex Offender Registry.

Searches more than 100 domestic and international watchlists. Covered searches that are commonly asked about include:

  • Most Wanted lists (FBI, ATF, FDA, US states, international, and more)
  • Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC)
  • Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
  • System for Award Management Exclusion List (SAM).
  • Excluded Parties List (GSA)

A database aggregating more than 1,500 sources, including (but not limited to) state level sex offender registries and some (but far from all) counties.

Standard

$28

/ check*

The starter package.

Most criminal records are filed at the county level, making this package a popular starting point for criminal history checks. 

  • Provides a list of addresses where the candidate has lived. If you have the County Criminal (Unlimited) search included in your package, this gives us the roadmap for knowing which counties to search. 
  • Provides a list of “name aliases” associated with the candidate. This can help you discover if a candidate has had a legal name change. Background checks only look for the exact name you submit, so if they have used multiple names then you will need an order for each one. 
  • Will let you know if the SSN submitted doesn’t match the SSN associated with the name and date of birth submitted. 

Searches the federal level National Sex Offender Registry.

Searches more than 100 domestic and international watchlists. Covered searches that are commonly asked about include:

  • Most Wanted lists (FBI, ATF, FDA, US states, international, and more)
  • Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC)
  • Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
  • System for Award Management Exclusion List (SAM).
  • Excluded Parties List (GSA)

A database aggregating more than 1,500 sources, including (but not limited to) state level sex offender registries and some (but far from all) counties.

Most criminal records are filed at the county level, making the County Criminal Search the most popular criminal search to include. We will search all counties that appear in the address list generated by the “SSN Trace & Address History” search with an associated date within the last 7 years.

*Some counties charge fees to access their data. If your candidate has lived in one of those counties, that fee will be added to your total price. If you’d like to see whether counties near you charge fees, you can view our county fee tracking map here, but please note these can change at any time and the map is not guaranteed to be up to date. Learn more about potential fees.

Standard + Driving History

$33

/ check*

For employees driving for work purposes, regardless of whether the vehicle is theirs or a company-owned vehicle, it’s important to know their driving history before taking on this notable liability. 

  • Provides a list of addresses where the candidate has lived. If you have the County Criminal (Unlimited) search included in your package, this gives us the roadmap for knowing which counties to search. 
  • Provides a list of “name aliases” associated with the candidate. This can help you discover if a candidate has had a legal name change. Background checks only look for the exact name you submit, so if they have used multiple names then you will need an order for each one. 
  • Will let you know if the SSN submitted doesn’t match the SSN associated with the name and date of birth submitted. 

Searches the federal level National Sex Offender Registry.

Searches more than 100 domestic and international watchlists. Covered searches that are commonly asked about include:

  • Most Wanted lists (FBI, ATF, FDA, US states, international, and more)
  • Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC)
  • Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
  • System for Award Management Exclusion List (SAM).
  • General Services Administration (GSA)

A database aggregating more than 1,500 sources, including (but not limited to) state level sex offender registries and some (but far from all) counties.

Most criminal records are filed at the county level, making the County Criminal Search the most popular criminal search to include. We will search all counties that appear in the address list generated by the “SSN Trace & Address History” search with an associated date within the last 7 years.

*Some counties charge fees to access their data. If your candidate has lived in one of those counties, that fee will be added to your total price. If you’d like to see whether counties near you charge fees, you can view our county fee tracking map here, but please note these can change at any time and the map is not guaranteed to be up to date. Learn more about potential fees.

Driving records from the state in which the candidate currently holds a driver’s license.

*Every state charges a fee to access driving records. You can find details about driving history fees by state here.

Standard + State + Federal Criminal

$44

/ check*

While less common than county level, crimes filed at the state or federal level tend to be more serious offenses. This package provides a more comprehensive criminal search than the Standard package and is popular for higher-risk and more senior positions. 

  • Provides a list of addresses where the candidate has lived. If you have the County Criminal (Unlimited) search included in your package, this gives us the roadmap for knowing which counties to search. 
  • Provides a list of “name aliases” associated with the candidate. This can help you discover if a candidate has had a legal name change. Background checks only look for the exact name you submit, so if they have used multiple names then you will need an order for each one. 
  • Will let you know if the SSN submitted doesn’t match the SSN associated with the name and date of birth submitted. 
  • Searches the federal level National Sex Offender Registry.

Searches more than 100 domestic and international watchlists. Covered searches that are commonly asked about include:

  • Most Wanted lists (FBI, ATF, FDA, US states, international, and more)
  • Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC)
  • Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
  • System for Award Management Exclusion List (SAM).
  • General Services Administration (GSA)

A database aggregating more than 1,500 sources, including (but not limited to) state level sex offender registries and some (but far from all) counties.

Most criminal records are filed at the county level, making the County Criminal Search the most popular criminal search to include. We will search all counties that appear in the address list generated by the “SSN Trace & Address History” search with an associated date within the last 7 years.

*Some counties charge fees to access their data. If your candidate has lived in one of those counties, that fee will be added to your total price. If you’d like to see whether counties near you charge fees, you can view our county fee tracking map here, but please note these can change at any time and the map is not guaranteed to be up to date. Learn more about potential fees.

State level criminal search. Please note that some states have unique state searches that should be utilized in place of this search. These states include:
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Washington

*These states provide more comprehensive searches but they also charge an additional fee. Learn more about potential fees.

Search federal criminal records for crimes tried at the federal level. 

Standard + State + Federal + Financial

$54

/ check*

Popular for roles that have access and/or influence to financial aspects of your business. 

  • Provides a list of addresses where the candidate has lived. If you have the County Criminal (Unlimited) search included in your package, this gives us the roadmap for knowing which counties to search. 
  • Provides a list of “name aliases” associated with the candidate. This can help you discover if a candidate has had a legal name change. Background checks only look for the exact name you submit, so if they have used multiple names then you will need an order for each one. 
  • Will let you know if the SSN submitted doesn’t match the SSN associated with the name and date of birth submitted. 
  • Searches the federal level National Sex Offender Registry.

Searches more than 100 domestic and international watchlists. Covered searches that are commonly asked about include:

  • Most Wanted lists (FBI, ATF, FDA, US states, international, and more)
  • Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC)
  • Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
  • System for Award Management Exclusion List (SAM).
  • General Services Administration (GSA)

A database aggregating more than 1,500 sources, including (but not limited to) state level sex offender registries and some (but far from all) counties.

Most criminal records are filed at the county level, making the County Criminal Search the most popular criminal search to include. We will search all counties that appear in the address list generated by the “SSN Trace & Address History” search with an associated date within the last 7 years.

*Some counties charge fees to access their data. If your candidate has lived in one of those counties, that fee will be added to your total price. If you’d like to see whether counties near you charge fees, you can view our county fee tracking map here, but please note these can change at any time and the map is not guaranteed to be up to date. Learn more about potential fees.

State level criminal search. Please note that some states have unique state searches that should be utilized in place of this search. These states include:
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Washington

*These states provide more comprehensive searches but they also charge an additional fee. Learn more about potential fees.

Search federal criminal records for crimes tried at the federal level. 

Ensure you’re aware of potential red flags before granting someone influence on your organization’s finances by searching civil records for bankruptcies, tax or bank liens, and civil judgements. 

Custom

Build a custom package to meet your unique risk mitigation needs. Below are some of the popular add-on searches not already represented in the default packages. 

*Some searches will incur pass-through fees that are charged by the data source. Learn more about fees here

What happens next?

There are just a few steps to get started, and most folks are up and running same day. 

Create your account with user, company, and billing information.

In compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), it is imperative for us to verify the identity of new prospective users and validate that their intended use is in accordance with FCRA regulations. To ensure compliance, we request three forms of credentials to establish the legitimacy of your organization. These can include (but not limited to):

  1. Organization Website
  2. Business License Information (accessible via state website)
  3. Business Listing Pages (such as ZoomInfo, D&B, etc.)
  4. LinkedIn Profile

This verification process is designed to uphold regulatory standards and safeguard the integrity of our services.

We will document submitted credentials, create any requested custom packages, and complete any remaining account set up tasks. 

You will receive a short tutorial video with your welcome email, but if you prefer a personal training we love getting the opportunity to work with you directly!

Off to the races!

Ready to get started?

Basic

$16

/ check*

Quickest and cheapest option, though not as comprehensive.

Most Popular

Standard

$28

/ check*

Most records live at the county level, making this a great option.

Custom

Build a custom package to meet your needs. Below are some of the more popular add-on searches.

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Price transparency. Finally.

We recently published our Background Check Price Transparency Report, where we report our findings from hundreds of market survey submissions.

The big one? Small businesses pay 53% more than large businesses for the same product.

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