The background checks and packages Checkr offers have set prices. Sometimes courts, Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMVs), or verification databases charge Checkr to complete a check.
Checkr recovers these fees from customers as passthrough fees. Passthrough fees such as those below can appear on your monthly invoice:
- County fee: Criminal records are public, but counties that house them can charge a fee to access them. About 10% of United States (US) counties charge a fee to access criminal records.
- DMV access fee: DMVs charge a fee to retrieve a motor vehicle record (MVR). The fee amount varies by state.
- Professional license verification fee: Industry verification databases and licensing bodies charge a fee when they verify a candidate's professional license information.
State fees: These fees appear on your invoice in the situations below:
- The state collects its county records in a single statewide database.
- You order a state search for a state that charges a fee to access statewide data.
Verification fees: These fees appear on your invoice in the situations below:
- You order an employment verification: Checkr verifies employment using databases, such as “The Work Number,” which charge fees.
- You order an education verification: Checkr verifies education using databases, such as the National Student Clearinghouse, which charge fees.
Play the Checkr Academy video below to learn what a passthrough fee is and how to identify it on your Checkr invoice.