An alias is a name a person uses in addition to their legal name. Aliases include the name variations below:
- Legally changed names
- Shortened names
Some candidates have records under different aliases. When a background check package includes aliases, Checkr searches records using the candidate's legal name and their aliases.
Checkr searches records with aliases during the background checks below:
- County civil search
- County search
- Federal search
- Global watchlist search
- National search
- Sex offender registry search
- State search
Play the Checkr Academy video below to learn what aliases are and how to add them to your order in the Checkr Dashboard.
To add aliases to a package, contact Checkr. You can also add aliases when you order a background check, and when you create or save a package from the Checkr Dashboard. Checkr identifies and searches four aliases for each package by default.
Sometimes states and counties charge Checkr to search records. Checkr recovers these fees from customers as passthrough fees.