Description of Services
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Background Reference Checks
The cornerstone of our background investigation program for our many clients in the religious community is to make written inquiries of the past educational institutions, employers, organizations, and religious supervisors of an applicant. A series of thorough screening questionnaires are utilized during this process.
View a sample questionnaire (please note: questionnaires will vary based on denomination) and learn more about our process and how we administer it on behalf of our clients.
Fees for Background Reference Checks
|Five year background referencing||$105.00|
|Ten year background referencing||$145.00|
|Fifteen year background referencing||$170.00|
|Five year background referencing||$85.00|
|Ten year background referencing||$120.00|
|Fifteen year background referencing||$140.00|
Public/Criminal Records Checks
Over the past decade, favorable legislation and the marvels of modern technology have made it much easier to obtain revealing information about an individual. Given the unique positions of trust held by clergy and other church workers—and the lessons learned from civil litigation—it is now common practice for religious organizations to make greater use of this information as part of a comprehensive candidate screening process. Though not a substitute for using other screening tools or risk reduction techniques, relevant information on an individual may be found in criminal history, motor vehicle and credit bureau records. Our fees for public records checks do not vary whether you are an individual church, diocese, or secular employee and are as follows:
Fees for Public & Criminal Records Checks
Fees vary depending on 7 year address and name history of a candidate for county, statewide, and federal jurisdiction searches.One-time setup fee of $50, billed only when services are first rendered.
|Criminal History (County Jurisdictions)||$15 each|
|Criminal History (Statewide Jurisdictions)||$15 (MN), $120 (NY), $40 (others)
each, per name
|Criminal History (Federal District Jurisdictions)||$15 each|
|Enhanced Nationwide Criminal Search||$15 per name|
|DOJ Sex Offender Search||$15 per name|
|Social Security Number (SSN) Trace||$8 each|
|Credit Report *||$15 each|
|Motor Vehicle Record (Statewide)||$20 each|
|Employment Verification||$15-$40 each|
Guide for Standard Church Positions
For convenience and illustrative purposes only, we have a sample of what many of our clients use as default position codes in the religious community. This may differ from what your denomination leadership or legal counsel recommends.