Frequently Asked Question about Criminal Background Checks
What's included in a criminal background check?
The most common criminal background check consists of criminal history searches in counties where an applicant has lived in the past 7 years. We often supplement these county searches with a nationwide criminal history database search, which provides a quick, affordable method to search for criminal history information that may be recorded in jurisdictions outside the candidate's address history.
The scope of a criminal background check can be adjusted based on your requirements (and the law), including the expansion of the address history from 7 to 10 years; the inclusion of address history for locations where a candidate has worked or attended school; and the addition of searches, such as federal criminal, sex offender database, and/or sanction searches.
It's important to note that a "basic criminal background check" is in the eye of the beholder and is based solely on your requirements as the client. At Good Egg, we offer a baseline package configuration that is the starting point for building out a screening program to meet your specific needs.