Pricing

Account setup is free. Start by selecting one of the following budget-friendly screening packages. Then customize your search by choosing from our robust menu of search add-ons.
Basic

$29.95*

  • Social Security Number Trace
  • Single County Criminal Search
  • Multi-State Instant Criminal Check with Verification
  • DOJ Sex Offender
Preferred

$59.95*

  • Social Security Number Trace
  • 7-Year County Criminal Search
  • Multi-State Instant Criminal Check with Verification
  • DOJ Sex Offender
  • Federal Criminal District Search
  • Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Terrorist Watchlist
Pro

$79.95*

  • Social Security Number Trace
  • 7-Year County Criminal Search
  • Multi-State Instant Criminal Check with Verification
  • DOJ Sex Offender
  • Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Terrorist Watchlist
  • 7-Year Federal District Criminal Record Search
  • Locator Select with Verification

* Additional state and county fees may apply.

Basic

$29.95*

  • Social Security Number Trace
  • Single County Criminal Search
  • Multi-State Instant Criminal Check with Verification
  • DOJ Sex Offender
Preferred

$59.95*

  • Social Security Number Trace
  • 7-Year County Criminal Search
  • Multi-State Instant Criminal Check with Verification
  • DOJ Sex Offender
  • Federal Criminal District Search
  • Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Terrorist Watchlist
Pro

$79.95*

  • Social Security Number Trace
  • 7-Year County Criminal Search
  • Multi-State Instant Criminal Check with Verification
  • DOJ Sex Offender
  • Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Terrorist Watchlist
  • 7-Year Federal District Criminal Record Search
  • Locator Select with Verification
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Customize Based on Your Unique Needs

Once you’ve selected your screening package, you can add any of the following services to your order.
Driver's Record
Education Verification
Employment Verification

Product Descriptions

The SSN Trace compares the provided Social Security Number to credit header and public records data. The trace may locate possible alternative names or addresses associated with the SSN for the purpose of performing additional searches. The SSN Trace is not conducted through the Social Security Administration and should not be used as the basis for any employment decision or confirmation of identity.

Criminal record search performed in the candidate’s current county of residence, unless otherwise specified by you. The central court search reveals felony and misdemeanor convictions and pending cases within a minimum of the last seven years, subject to availability and applicable reporting limitations.  The price is per jurisdiction. County access fees will be passed through to you. This search is upgraded to a statewide search, rather than a county search, for a limited set of states including New York, Maine, Vermont, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories. State access fees will be pass through to the customer.

The DOJ Sex Offender search is a nationwide search through the Federal Department of Justice, which includes registry data covering 49 states, excluding Nevada, which is prohibited by state law, and including the District of Columbia and U.S. territories. This search is subject to availability and applicable reporting limitations.

 

Statewide Federal criminal record search based on the last seven years of the candidate’s address history as derived from SSN trace results. All districts within the states found from the candidate’s address history will be searched, plus the district associated with the current address entered. U.S. District Court search reveals convictions and pending cases within a minimum of the last seven years, subject to availability and applicable reporting limitations.

A search for restriction, sanction and exclusion records maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC). The list of restricted counter parties includes Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs). Subject to availability and applicable reporting limitations.

Candidate’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) state driving records, including all license classes. Available information varies by state and is subject to applicable reporting limitations. Please note that we do not currently offer this service for searches in the state of Utah and Washington State. This search may require special forms for specific states, and may also require special access fees. Those fees are added to the price of the search. This search is only on the name entered.

Attempts to verify a candidate’s employment. Information obtained may include job title, start date, end date and reason for leaving (if applicable), to the extent information is provided by the verifying source. Three attempts will be made to the applicable organization for verification. The price is per verification plus all additional fees.

We are able to identify possible names your candidate has used, such as a maiden name, via our Social Security Number Trace. Court records are generally filed using the legal name of the person at the time of conviction, so if you only search the current name on a criminal record search, you would most likely miss the record.

We currently don’t offer this product but we will in the near future.

Criminal record search based on the last seven years of the candidate’s address history as derived by the SSN trace results. The central court search reveals felony and misdemeanor convictions and pending cases within a minimum of the last 7 years, subject to availability and applicable reporting limitations. The quoted price includes all jurisdictions found from the SSN trace. County access fees will be added to the price of the search. This search is upgraded to a statewide search, rather than a county search, for a limited set of states including New York, Maine, Vermont, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories. State access fees will be passed through

Federal criminal record search performed in the candidate’s current district of residence, unless otherwise specified by client. The U.S. District Court search reveals convictions and pending cases within a minimum of the last 7 years, subject to availability and applicable reporting limitations. The price includes all jurisdictions found off the SSN trace.

The Multi-State Criminal Database is a compilation of criminal records from over 43 states. Prior to reporting, Sterling Talent Solutions verifies possible felony and misdemeanor convictions and pending cases within a minimum of the last seven years against central court records to ensure the accuracy and completeness of potentially adverse information. This search is subject to availability and applicable reporting limitations. When this search returns a criminal record, a county search is initiated to validate the results. There may be fees associated with the county search. Those fees are added to the price of the search.

Locator Select queries more than 3,500 jurisdictions for bookings and incarcerations, covering 70 percent of the incarcerated population in the United States to identify up to 20 percent more criminal records. Prior to reporting, possible felony and misdemeanor convictions and pending cases within a minimum of the last seven years are verified against central court records to confirm the accuracy and completeness of potentially adverse information. The search is subject to availability and applicable reporting limitations. When this search returns a criminal record, a county search is initiated to validate the results. There may be fees associated with the county search. Those fees are added to the price of the search.

Attempts to verify a candidate’s educational degree, certificate or enrollment from any U.S. educational institution. Information obtained may include type of degree, diploma or certificate received, major, graduation date and/or attendance dates, to the extent information is provided by the verifying source. Three attempts will be made to the applicable organization for verification. The price is per verification plus all additional fees.

Adverse action is “an action that denies an individual or business, credit, employment, insurance or other benefits. An adverse action is generally taken by a business based on a criminal past.” Adverse action regulations apply to new hire candidates who have been offered a position with a company on a conditional basis or current employees.  When using consumer reports to make employment decisions, including hiring, retention, promotion or reassignment, a company must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforce the FCRA.

 

Let SterlingNow Help You Manage Your Adverse Action Responsibilities

If the results of a background screening cause you to pause the hiring process, the law requires that you send the candidate a notice of Pre-Adverse Action. SterlingNOW has built-in functionality to allow you to request a Pre-Adverse notice, which is then sent to a candidate. If, after review, you decide not to hire, SterlingNOW facilitates sending a final adverse notice to fulfill your responsibilities under Federal law.

$14.95

/per case