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 standalone screenings:
- Education Verification: Confirm a candidate's educational history.
- Previous Employment Verification: Confirm a candidate's previous employers.
- Current Employment Verification: Confirm a candidate's current employer.
- Motor Vehicle Record (MVRs): Complete a standard MVR screening.
Checkr also offers several packages that provide common combinations of Checkr's most frequently requested screenings:
(previously Basic package)
|The Basic+ Criminal Package is a building block for all other screening packages. This package contains searches commonly called "pointer searches." If these searches return "pointers" to possible data in specific counties, the report is upgraded and a County Criminal Check is initiated.|
(previously Pro package)
Basic+ Criminal Package
|In addition to performing screenings in the Basic+ Criminal Package, the Essential Criminal Package performs county criminal checks for all counties returned in the pointer search as potential address history for that candidate over the last 7-year period. This search 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 performs Education and Employment Verifications. These verifications confirm 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.
Note that pricing, candidate requirements, and turnaround times vary by country.
|In addition to performing screenings contained in the International Basic+ package, Checkr will perform Education and Employment Verifications. These verifications confirm a candidate's highest degree and current employer, respectively.|
|In addition to performing screenings contained in the International Professional package, Checkr performs Identity Document Validations. This validation 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 or Premium Criminal packages before June 1 will continue to see these package names on their accounts.
Can I customize a package?
You can add more screenings to create custom packages that best fit your team’s needs. Checkr can add the checks below to any basic package:
- County Criminal Check
- Federal Criminal Check
- State Criminal Check
- County Civil Check
- Federal Civil Check
The screenings below can also be added as standalone checks or combined with others to create a comprehensive package:
Motor vehicle records
- Education Verification
- Employment Credit Checks
- Employment Verification
- Fraud Abuse Control Information System (FACIS) Screenings
- Personal and Professional Reference Verifications
- Professional License Verification
For a complete list of available screenings, refer to Screening types.
Note that some customization options might be unavailable through partner integrations, and some screenings might take additional setup time.
Which package is right for me?
Each organization has unique needs. As a general rule, ensure the package includes comprehensive screenings suitable for the role. For example, if you’re hiring a driver, you might 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) can also contact their CSM directly. New accounts must first be credentialed before running screenings. Packages that include Occupational Health Screenings and Employment Credit Checks need extra setup time.
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, refer to Package add-ons: Add screenings to an existing package.
Where can I learn about pricing?
For information about package prices, visit Checkr Package Pricing.