Individual Background Search Catalog

Criminal Searches:

County or statewide Criminal Record Search

This search includes physical verification of criminal records at the courthouse by a professional court researcher. The report includes an offense description, offense date, disposition date, sentencing information, filing date, case number, special notes and more.  This is a seven year search which is in compliance with the FCRA rules.

National Criminal database and Sex Offender Search

This is a database search of more than 160 million criminal records from 47 states and the District of Columbia. This report provides information from courts, probation / parole and conviction records. This search also provides sex offender registrations from all 50 states. (NOTE: Information reported using this search must be verified by conducting a county criminal search in the county of offense, in order to remain FCRA compliant to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FRCA).)

U.S. Federal criminal District Court Search

This search is for United States Federal District Courts only (Federal Crimes). This search searches District Court records from 1992 - present for any conviction or pending case information. This search can be conducted at an individual district court or as a nationwide U.S. district court search.

homeland security Terrorist WatchList Search (oFAC)

This search contains results from 45 different national and international law enforcement agencies including but not limited to the FBI, CIA, State Department, International Police (Interpol) and Homeland Security.  (This is not an international search)

Pre-Employment Searches:


This search provides employers with addresses where an applicant has lived. This search aids in identifying counties an applicant may have lived in but not reported to an employer as a previous address. The address history is important and necessary in order to conduct criminal searches.  (This information comes from different sources and should not be considered an official search from the Social Security Administration or official verification of an applicant's social security number.)

Driving (MVR) Records

This report provides you with an abstract of a drivers' driving history for a three (3) to five (5) year period. Records are available from all 50 states.

Credit Reports (Pre-employment, Nanny, & tenant screening only)

This search provides you with a history of an applicant's credit history. Reports provide information on public records (bankruptcies, judgments, etc.), summary of delinquent accounts, available credit and payment history. This report does not provide a credit bureau score.


Prior Employment Verification

This search verifies previous employment of an applicant. Information is based upon information from Personnel / HR officials, past supervisors, or automated systems. Information reported can include dates of employment, position, compensation and eligibility for re-hire.

Education Verification

This search verifies an applicant's degree(s) or achievements. Information from this search can include dates of enrollment, major area of study and any degrees received.

(Note: Must have name and location of school and name used when attending school to complete this verification.)

Reference Verification

This search contacts references that an applicant provides.  We ask a standard set of questions and we report the answers obtained for your review.

License Verification

This search verifies state issued licenses that are required for occupational practice. Information included in this report includes issuing agency, date of issue, date expiration and current status.

International Verification

Utilizing our vast international network of experienced researchers from over 100 countries, we provide international verification services at a reasonable, fixed cost per verification.

Civil Searches:

County Civil Search

This check is performed to determine any civil actions filed against the subject. Civil records are obtained from the county courthouses by our network of professional court researchers. All 'records' include date of filing, suit description, disposition date, entire disposition and identifiers used to locate the case. Global Backgrounds will report all findings of the background search.

Nationwide Bankruptcy, liens and judgments Search

This search searches for filing of Chapter 7, 11, and 13 bankruptcy petitions in U.S. Federal District Courts. Information includes parties, chapter, date, court location and finding.

Drug Testing Services:

Drug Testing Services

We offer nationwide DOT and non-DOT (5 & 10-panel) drug testing and hair follicles collection services nationwide. Collection is conducted at either LabCorp, Quest Diagnostics, or in remote locations, third party collection centers (e.g. hospitals, clinics, etc). Services include collection, SAMHSA certified lab service and a Medical Review Officer.  Collection is conducted at either Labcorp, Quest Diagnostics and 3rd party collection locations if in remote areas.  (Please contact us if you need testing services other than 5 and 10 panel tests)


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