The Account Settings page allows admins to manage their Checkr account, and individual users to manage their account settings. The Account Settings page allows you to:
- Define email addresses for notifications
- Set notification preferences
- Add new users to the account
- Add and edit user permissions
- Review invoices
- Add and edit payment information
- Add and manage API keys and account webhooks
- Review partner integration settings
Use the Account Settings > Settings tab to edit account settings for your organization, and select email notification preferences at the user level.
Note: Each user will see different options on all Settings tabs, based on their Checkr user permissions.
As part of the background check process, Checkr issues multiple email notifications to candidates. If your organization has not enabled Geos for the account, use Settings > Account Settings to define these email addresses.
Note: These email addresses must link to your company, and may link to a shared email account, allowing multiple people within your company to monitor and respond to these requests and replies.
Enter an address for the following fields:
- Support email: Enter the address that will be provided to candidates to contact you to supply evidence of rehabilitation or other context during the Adverse Action process.
- Billing email: Enter the address that will be used by Checkr to contact you about invoices and other billing communication.
- Adverse action email: Enter the address to be used to send pre- and post- Adverse Action notices on your behalf to candidates. This address will therefore receive the undeliverable notices produced if an Adverse Action notice isn't deliverable to a candidate (if their email account has expired, or if the email address on file is inaccurate).
- Technical Contact: If your company uses the Checkr APIs for integration, enter your main point of contact for technical communications. Checkr will use this email address to contact you if there are any important issues or updates to the Checkr APIs.
- Compliance Contact: Enter the main point of contact to communicate with Checkr about compliance issues or updates. Checkr will use this email address to inform you of updates to candidate disputes, or if changes have been made to background check reports.
Adverse Action fallback
If your Adverse Action email address is invalid, Checkr will attempt to notify you using the following sequence of email addresses defined in the Settings > Account Settings tab.
- Account user’s email that initiated the Adverse Action to begin with.
- Account’s Adverse Action email.
- Account’s Support email.
- Account’s Billing email.
- Account’s Technical Contact email.
If no email address exists at the account level, the email notifying your company that the Adverse Action email is undeliverable will be sent to the listed email address for ALL users on the Checkr account with admin permission level or above.
Use the Email Preferences section to select the content and frequency of automated email notifications for the logged in user. This section of the page is available to all users within your Checkr account.
Note: If your company has enabled Geos for the account, these settings will be ignored. Users must subscribe to individual Geos, after which they will receive all email notifications for that Geo.
The following notifications are available:
- Report created: Receive an email each time a new background report is created.
- Report clear: Receive an email when a report completes with a Clear status.
- Report consider: Receive an email when a report completes with a Consider status, indicating that there is something on the report for you to review.
- Report suspended: Receive an email when a report is Suspended, meaning that Checkr contacted the candidate to provide additional information, but the candidate has not yet responded.
- Report disputed: Receive an email when a report is Disputed, meaning a candidate has contacted Checkr to contest the accuracy of a report. Checkr will initiate a re-investigation for these candidates. At least one user must be subscribed at all times to receive these notices.
- Candidate invitation expired: Receive an email when an invitation has expired because the candidate did not complete the process within 7 days (or the client specified period).
- Candidate invitation sent: Receive an email every time an invitation is sent to a candidate.
Use Account Settings > Users to view, edit, manage, or delete existing users, or to invite new users to your Checkr account.
Note: Best practices suggest that you maintain at least two admin accounts for your organization. If there is only one admin account, and if that person leaves your company unexpectedly, no one will be able to access the Checkr Dashboard and manage your account.
If there is no admin on the account, contact Checkr Customer Support to create an admin user account.
To add a user, enter their email address, then click +Invite. Checkr will send an invitation to the user to confirm the new account creation, and set up a password.
After the invitation is confirmed, add a user Role and Geo.
Note: Checkr cannot add users to your account. Please be certain to create more than one Admin user for the account, to protect against unexpected changes within your company.
Use the Roles pulldown menu to assign roles to your users, and grant them permissions within the Checkr Dashboard.
Individual users may have multiple Roles (such as adjudicator AND requester).
Available user roles
- User: Can view reports. Assign this role to staff who provide candidates with updates on their background check.
- Requester: Can access, send, and monitor invitations to initiate background checks, and can view reports. Assign this role to recruiters who initiate background checks.
- Adjudicator: Can adjudicate reports, engage candidates, send Pre-Adverse Action notices to candidates, and view reports. Assign this role to adjudication staff.
- Admin: Has full access to all functionality within the Checkr Dashboard. Limit this role to core members of your team.
Note: For security purposes, Checkr cannot adjust user permissions. Please contact the admin on your team to edit or add user roles for an account. By default, the first user to an account will always be an admin.
Assign Geos to users
Use Geos to manage access to candidate information for your team by geographic location.
For example, if your primary hiring locations are New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, you may want to group both your candidates and your recruiters by location for the different positions. Create Geos which reflect these three cities, then assign them to both the users managing the hiring process, and the Programs used to issue invitations to prospective candidates.
Click Edit Geos to manage the Geos assigned to a specific user. Then choose the geolocations to which that user will be subscribed. Once subscribed to a specific geolocation, users will be able to access and manage candidates only in those Geos.
To delete existing users from your account, simply click the red trash button next to their name. Checkr will issue a confirmation, then delete the user from your account.
Reset user passwords
Use Account Settings > Users to reset user passwords for those who have forgotten their password, or who have locked their account with too many failed attempts.
Users may reset their own passwords in their Account Settings tab.
If a user (or admin) forgets their password, an admin on the account can reset their password using Account Settings > Users. Admins may also use Account Settings > Users to unlock user accounts by sending the user a password reset email if they have made too many failed attempts to log in.
Use the Account Settings > Invoices tab to view a list of Checkr-issued invoices for your organization. Each row will display the date of the invoice, the number of reports included in the invoice, the amount owed, and the invoice status (pending or paid).
Note: This access is available only to admins, and is in addition to the email invoice issued to the address listed in Settings > Account Settings > Billing Email.
Click csv to download a csv copy of the invoice, or click pdf to open an itemized copy.
For more information on the charges listed, and the timing of invoices, see Billing and Invoices: Frequently Asked Questions in the Checkr Help Center, or Additional Pricing Information on the Checkr corporate site.
Account Settings > Payment allows you to add or edit payment information, which may be either a bank account or credit card.
Add bank account information
To allow Checkr to process invoices through a linked banking account (Automated Clearing House account), enter the following information:
- Account Holder’s Name
- Routing Number
- Account Number
After your account information has been saved, you will receive a set of micro-deposits to your bank account within 2-4 business days. Enter both deposit amounts in the Payments tab of the Account Settings page to verify your bank account. If your bank account is not verified with these deposits, Checkr cannot process payment.
Add credit card information
To allow Checkr to process invoices through a linked credit card account, enter the following information:
- Credit Card Holder’s Name
- Card Number
The Developer Settings page provides access to your account’s API keys and Webhooks. API keys are used to enable API access to the Checkr service for customized interfaces. Webhooks provide account level Webhooks to which any Checkr-generated events will be posted.
API and Webhook logs are displayed in the Logs section of the Checkr Dashboard.
For more information on Webhooks, see the Checkr API Guide.
The API Keys pane lists all active API keys for the account.
- Click Show key to see the selected key in plain text.
- Click Expire key to set an expiration date for the selected key.
- Click Create new key to create new Live Secrets, Test Secrets, Live Publishable Tokens, or Test Publishable Tokens.
By default, clients are provided test API keys when their account is created. You will not gain access to production keys until Checkr credentials your account for production API access. Once your account is credentialed, go to Account Settings > Developer Settings to create and manage your API keys.
Use Test Secrets and Tokens while testing your integration. Test API calls are free, and will return fake data. When you’re ready, work with Checkr Customer Support to generate production Secrets and Tokens, and go live with your integration.
Use account webhooks to receive updates on objects created with the API. You must create webhook endpoints and add them in the Checkr dashboard to get status updates. You may create both test and live endpoints, and multiple endpoints within both the test and live environments.
The Account Webhooks section lists existing webhooks, and allows you to create new webhooks.
- Enter a URL. HTTP, HTTPS and AWS SNS schemes are supported.
- HTTP can be added only for Test environment webhooks.
- HTTP and HTTPS endpoints must be publicly accessible.
- AWS SNS endpoint must follow the format:
- Select an environment: Live or Test.
- Choose to include the full related object, if desired.
- Click Add to create the new Webhooks.
To acknowledge receipt of a webhook, your endpoint should return a 2xx HTTP status code. Any other information returned in the response headers or response body is ignored.
If a webhook is not successfully received for any reason, Checkr will continue trying to send it every minute for 10 minutes, then every hour for 24 hours.
Note: These are account-level webhooks and are not meant to be used for existing partner or OAuth integrations. Please contact Checkr Customer Support to update webhook URLs for a Partner integration.
Once webhooks are created, subscribe to the updates you wish to receive.
Use the Integrations page to view and manage your OAuth Partner integrations.
Any Partner integrations you have enabled for your account will appear on this tab. Click into individual Partners for more information on the integration, or click Turn Off to disable the integration for your Account.