This article will help you understand:
- What is the difference between a screening and a package?
- What standard screening packages are available?
- Can I customize a package?
- Which package is right for me?
- Who do I contact to add a new package?
- Can I add screenings to an existing package?
- Where can I learn about pricing?
What is the difference between a screening and a package?
A package is a defined set of screenings that will be run after a candidate authorizes their background check. For example, an Essential Criminal Package consists of the following screenings:
- Social Security Number Trace
- Sex Offender Registry Check
- Global Watchlist Check
- National Criminal Database Check
- County Criminal Check (Unlimited County)
What standard screening packages are available?
Checkr offers a variety of packages at different price points.
Checkr offers four packages which consist of a single, standalone screening:
- Education Verification: verifies a candidate's educational history.
- Previous Employment Verification: verifies a candidate's previous employers.
- Current Employment Verification: verifies a candidate's current employer.
- Motor Vehicle Report (MVRs): runs a standard MVR screening.
Checkr also offers several packages which provide common combinations of our most frequently requested screenings:
(previously Basic package)
|The Basic+ Criminal Package is a building block for all other screening packages. It contains searches commonly referred to as “pointer searches”. If these searches return “pointers” to possible data in specific counties, the report isupgradedand aCounty Criminal Check is initiated.|
(previously Pro package)
Basic+ Criminal Package
|In addition to performing screenings contained in the Basic+ Criminal Package, the Essential Criminal Package will perform county criminal checks for all counties returned in thepointer search as potential address history for that candidate over the last 7 year period. This includes any legally reportable felony and misdemeanor convictions, pending cases, and dismissed records.|
Essential Criminal Package
|In addition to performing screenings contained in the Essential Criminal package, Checkr will perform Education and Employment Verification checks. This includes verifying a candidate's highest degree and current employer, respectively.|
(previously International Criminal)
Checkr's International Basic+ package is provided for candidates living outside the United States.
Please note: Pricing, candidate requirements and turnaround times will vary by country.
International Professional (new)
|In addition to performing screenings contained in the International Basic+ package, Checkr will perform Education and Employment Verification checks. This includes verifying a candidate's highest degree and current employer, respectively.|
|In addition to performing screenings contained in the International Professional package, Checkr will perform Identity Document Validation checks. This includes verifying a candidate’s passport, national ID, or driver’s license.|
As of June 1, 2022, Checkr no longer offers Standard and Premium Criminal Packages; however, customers who purchased Standard and/or Premium Criminal packages before June 1 will continue to see these package names on their account.
Can I customize a package?
Additional screenings can be added to create custom packages that best fit your team’s needs. Checkr can add the following to any basic package:
- County Criminal Check
- Federal Criminal Check
- State Criminal Check
- County Civil Checks
- Federal Civil Checks
The following screenings can also be added as standalone checks or combined with others to create a comprehensive package:
- Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs)
- Education Verification
- Employment Verification
- Personal and Professional Reference Checks
- Fraud Abuse Control Information System (FACIS) Checks
- Employment Credit Checks
- Drug and Occupational Health Screens
- DOT Screens
- International Screens
For a complete list of available screenings, see Screening Types
Which package is right for me?
Each organization has unique needs. As a general rule of thumb, make sure the package includes comprehensive screenings suitable for the role. For example, if you’re hiring a driver you may want to include a Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs) screening in the package.
This does not constitute and is not intended to be construed as legal advice. Please consult your legal counsel regarding your compliance obligations and best practices.
Who do I contact to add a new package?
Existing customers can contact Checkr Customer Support to add a new package to their accounts. Those working with a dedicated Customer Success Manager (CSM), may also contact their CSM directly. New accounts must first be credentialed before running screenings. Additional setup time will be required for packages that include Drug and Occupational Health Screens and Employment Credit Checks.
Can I add screenings to an existing package?
To add a specific screening to an existing package, you must have the role of admin, restricted admin, or requester, and have the 'manage_order_add_ons' permission turned on.
To learn more about what screenings you can add to an existing package, see Package add-ons: Add screenings to an existing package.
Where can I learn about pricing?
For information about package prices, visit the Checkr Package Pricing page.