• FAQs about Checkr packages >

    A package is a defined set of searches that happen after a candidate authorizes their background check. For example, the Essential package contains the searches below:

    Checkr offers pre-built packages with common combinations of Checkr's most frequently requested searches. For a full list of Checkr’s packages, refer to Available packages and add-ons.

    Some searches are available as add-ons.

    For pricing information, visit Checkr’s pricing page or contact Checkr. In addition to the cost of the background check, reports might incur passthrough fees.

    Users with the correct permissions can create and customize existing packages to fit your needs. To learn which searches you can add to an existing package, refer to Available packages and add-ons. For how to create and customize packages, refer to Manage packages.

    If you need to change your organization's packages and can't access the Packages page of the Checkr Dashboard, work with your account administrator or contact Checkr.

    Note

    Some customization options might be unavailable through partner integrations, and some searches might take additional setup time.

    Each organization has unique needs, so it’s important to ensure that your package includes comprehensive searches suitable for the role. For example, if you’re hiring a delivery driver, you might want your package to include a motor vehicle record (MVR) search.

    Legal Disclaimer

    This content isn't legal advice. Consult your legal counsel about your compliance obligations and best practices.

    You can find your selected packages on the Packages page of the Checkr Dashboard. The Packages page also shows which searches each package includes.

    For information about package prices, visit Checkr's pricing page.

  • Available packages and add-ons >

    Packages

    Checkr offers the packages below:

    As of June 1, 2022, Checkr no longer offers standard and premium packages. If you bought these packages, your account will continue to show them.

    If you need a different package, you can create a custom one.

    Add-ons

    Admin and restricted admin roles can add searches to a package.

    Civil searches

    • County civil search: Search county courts for civil records. This search returns county-level lawsuits that name the candidate as a plaintiff or as a defendant.
    • Federal civil search: Search the federal record database for civil records in federal district courts. This search returns federal lawsuits that name the candidate as a plaintiff or as a defendant.

    Clinic-based drug tests

    • Drug tests: Add clinic-based drug tests that your account already has. To add drug tests to your account, contact Checkr. Common drug tests include the ones below:
      • 5-panel
      • 5-panel hair test
      • 5-panel no THC
      • Instant 5-panel
      • 7-panel
      • 7-panel hair test
      • 9-panel
      • 9-panel no THC
      • 10-panel
      • DOT drug and alcohol tests
      • Non-DOT breath alcohol test
    • The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has additional tests.

    Credit reports

    • Credit reports: Add a search for publicly available financial information, such as the types below:
      • Accounts in collections
      • Amounts owed
      • Bankruptcies
      • Credit and payment history
      • Tax liens

    Criminal searches

    • County criminal search: Search for criminal records in relevant county criminal courts as indicated by pointer searches, such as an SSN trace or national criminal search.
    • State criminal search: Search for criminal records in relevant state criminal records databases as indicated by pointer searches, such as an SSN trace or national criminal search.
    • Federal criminal search: Search the federal database for criminal records in federal district courts.

    DOT physical and drug tests

    • In the United States, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has stringent regulations for the tests below:
      • DOT physical evaluation
      • DOT drug test
      • DOT breath alcohol test

    Global searches

    • Global watchlist search: Search government and regulatory databases that list individuals who are either prohibited from certain industries, such as healthcare and finance, or who are on “most wanted” criminal lists.

    Healthcare sanctions

    • Fraud Abuse Control Information System (FACIS) Level 1: Search databases for records of adverse actions against individuals and entities in the healthcare field. This search meets minimum federal requirements.
    • FACIS Level 3: Search databases for records of adverse actions against individuals and entities in the healthcare field. This search exceeds minimum federal requirements.

    Motor vehicle record (MVR) reports

    • Motor vehicle record (MVR) report: Search driving history from a given state’s department of motor vehicles or similar government entity. This search includes driving-related records for all license types that a criminal search might not show.
    • Commercial MVR report: Search driving history for drivers with commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs). Also searches the Commercial Driver's License Information System (CDLIS) database for previous commercial driver's licenses.

    Occupational health screenings

    Select a section below to show the list of available tests:

    • DOT physical evaluation
    • Height/weight, blood pressure
    • Kraus Weber evaluation
    • Lift testing L1 50 pounds
    • Lift testing L2 75 pounds
    • Non-DOT physical evaluation

    • Audiogram
    • Vision test Ishihara
    • Vision test Jaeger
    • Vision test Snellen
    • Vision test Titmus

    • Chest x-ray 1 view
    • Chest x-ray 2 view
    • Oxford TSpot TB
    • Quantiferon Gold TB test
    • TB chest x-ray
    • TB PPD test 1
    • TB PPD test 2

    • Influenza vaccine
    • Titer hepatitis A
    • Titer hepatitis B HbsAb
    • Titer hepatitis B HbsAb
    • Titer hepatitis C antibody
    • Titer MMR
    • Titer mumps
    • Titer rubella
    • Titer varicella antibody IgG
    • Vaccine hepatitis A
    • Vaccine hepatitis B 1
    • Vaccine hepatitis B 2
    • Vaccine hepatitis B 3
    • Vaccine MMR 1
    • Vaccine MMR 2
    • Vaccine Tdap
    • Vaccine varicella 1
    • Vaccine varicella 2

    • ASR test
    • OSHA respirator questions
    • Pulmonary function
    • Pulmonary function with OSHA questions
    • Respirator fit test qualitative
    • Respirator fit test quantitative

    Verifications

    • DOT employment verification (US only): Confirm the candidate's provided work history and their commercial driving history with previous employers.
    • Education verification: Confirm the candidate’s provided education or certification history.
    • Employment verification: Confirm the candidate's provided work history.
    • Personal reference verification: A researcher asks people the candidate chooses a series of questions about the candidate's relationship and character.
    • Professional reference verification: A researcher asks people the candidate chooses a series of questions about the candidate's relationship and work ability.
    • Professional license verification: Verify that the candidate has an existing professional license that’s active and in good standing.

    International criminal searches

    These searches apply to candidates who live outside the United States (US):

    • Criminal search outside the US: Search for criminal records outside the US. If no records are found, an adverse media search happens. Additional charges might apply.
    • Education verification: Confirm the candidate’s provided education or certification history outside of the United States.
    • Employment verification: Confirm the candidate’s provided work history outside of the United States.
    • Global watchlist: This search identifies whether a candidate is on domestic or international watchlists. This search includes several international, government, and regulatory databases that identify individuals who are either prohibited from certain industries, such as healthcare and finance, or are on criminal lists.
    • Identity document validation: Confirm the authenticity and validity of a candidate’s passport, national ID, or driver's license and cross-checks against government databases.

    Out-of-country searches

    These searches apply to candidates who currently live in the US but used to live outside the US:

    • Out-of-country history search: Search for criminal records outside the US. If no records are found, an adverse media search happens. Additional charges might apply.
    • Out-of-country history education verification: Confirm the candidate’s provided education or certification history outside the United States.
    • Out-of-country history employment verification: Confirm the candidate’s provided work history outside of the United States.

    Play the Checkr Academy video below to learn the advantages and limitations of an out-of-country history search.