Check2Hire – FAQ’s


Check2Hire – FAQ’s


Check2Hire Account (6)

Yes, Check2Hire is fully FCRA compliant.

In case you were wondering he is the definition of FCRA.

The FCRA (Fair Credit Reporting Act) is the primary federal law regulating employment background checks. Despite its name the FCRA applies to all employment background checks conducted by a third party whether they include a credit report or not. Third-party agencies are called CRA’s (Consumer Reporting Agencies).

U.S.C. sections amended: 12 U.S.C. ch. 16 §§ 1830-1831; 15 U.S.C. ch. 41 § 1681 et seq

Enacted by: the 91st United States Congress

Titles amended: 12 U.S.C.: Banks and Banking; 15 U.S.C.: Commerce and Trade

Statutes at Large: 84 Stat. 1114-2 aka 84 Stat. 1127

Effective: October 26, 1970

Other short titles: Consumer Credit Protection Act Amendment; Consumer Credit Reporting; Credit Reporting Agencies

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Absolutely not!  There is no charge to get registered today.  Further, there is no setup fee, no registration fee and no recurring monthly or yearly charges.  You only pay for the reports that you conduct.  There are no hidden fees or charges of any kind!

Reports are emailed to you and can also be viewed securely online with any device.

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Once your account is set up, which only takes a few minutes, you can begin immediately.

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No!  At Check2Hire we allow our clients to be flexible and use our services as much or as little as your business needs dictate.

No setup fees – No subscription charges – No minimums


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Check2Hire does not have any setup fees or monthly subscription charges.  You only pay for the searches or screenings that you perform.

There are no hidden charges or fees, ever.

Setting up an account is easy and normally only takes a few minutes.


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Criminal Records (4)

Absolutely not!  There is no charge to get registered today.  Further, there is no setup fee, no registration fee and no recurring monthly or yearly charges.  You only pay for the reports that you conduct.  There are no hidden fees or charges of any kind!

When most people think of a background check they think of a simple criminal history check. In reality, a background check is much more than that. It’s the process by which you find your best candidate by looking at, yes, criminal records, but also education and employment history, civil records, references, etc. Each is a very important piece of the puzzle. A background check helps your company stay safe through the criminal history check. It helps ensure that applicants can do what they claim they can through employment and education verification. It verifies that applicants are who they claim to be and aren’t wanted internationally. Background screenings, background checks, pre-employment screenings – call them what you will, they help protect your company, your employees, and your clients.

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Check2Hire employees and our nationwide network of researchers have an in-depth understanding of the various court systems, which allows us to quickly research criminal records and uncover information crucial to your pre-employment background screening process.

And because we access primary sources of data from courthouses across the country, we find things others might miss – which means you can feel confident that Check2Hire’s employment criminal background check offers the most thorough, accurate and up-to-date information available anywhere.

Here are the four building blocks you can utilize to get the most comprehensive criminal record background check on your applicants, so you are armed with the complete, accurate and up-to-date information you need to make informed hiring decisions.

County Criminal Record Search – A majority of criminal records are kept at the county level, which is why a county criminal records search is essential to any criminal record background check. Check2Hire offers criminal research in every county throughout the United States.

Most counties provide felony, misdemeanor, and criminal traffic offense information. County criminal record search reports from Check2Hire include a case number, date of offense, filing date, charge(s), the type of charge and the outcome. Best of all, Check2Hire criminal records reports are easy to read – giving you the details you need at a glance.

Federal Criminal Record Search – Screen your applicants for crimes that fall outside state or local jurisdictions with a federal criminal record search, which can reveal violations like fraud, embezzlement, and kidnapping. Check2Hire offers criminal research in all Federal Districts in the United States.

USA Criminal Database Search – Expand the geographic coverage area of your criminal background search beyond the county level with this supplemental service. Check2Hire searches a proprietary database containing millions of records compiled from multiple jurisdictions in all 50 states. This database contains records from departments of correction, state court administrations, prison parole, and release files and probation records, among others. We then investigate possible records from the original source, giving you the most accurate, up-to-date information.

Sex Offender Registry Search – Discover if your applicant appears on a sex offender registry. Check2Hire searches a national database that contains sex offender registry data from all 50 states. Should a record be found, we then investigate further information from the original source.

Ensure your criminal background checks are thorough – and meet your organization’s needs. Contact Check2Hire today.

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A social security trace is the first step in developing a comprehensive background check. It is an extremely cost-effective tool that is used to identify an applicant’s address history and discovering any other names that they may have used in the past.

If you don’t use the address and name history provided in a social security trace, you have to rely on the applicant’s supplied information. A dishonest applicant with something to hide will be less than forthcoming about where or under what name he or she was convicted. Performing a social security trace gives Check2Hire the ability to lay out a road-map for conducting a thorough criminal record search.

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Driving Records (5)

Absolutely not!  There is no charge to get registered today.  Further, there is no setup fee, no registration fee and no recurring monthly or yearly charges.  You only pay for the reports that you conduct.  There are no hidden fees or charges of any kind!

Yes. All you would need to do is provide the second driver’s license number and state and Check2Hire will do the rest!

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A DUI will always show up as a criminal offense if it falls in a jurisdiction that is searched. It will most likely show up on the Motor Vehicle Report as well, as long as it has been reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Absolutely. The Check2Hire Motor Vehicle Report will specify whether a license is valid, suspended or expired, and will identify whether it is a temporary permit or an identification card only.

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It might seem obvious to conduct a driving record check for a candidate that will be driving a company vehicle or driving their own vehicle on company time, but a driving record can also provide great insight into candidates character. You could learn things about a candidate such as drug and alcohol usage.  Dangerous driving habits and general irresponsibility.  Driving records generally show the employer the validity of the license, any violations, suspensions, accidents and various other pieces of information.

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Drug Testing (16)

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of approximately 400 compounds found in cannabis, the same plant that produces the psychoactive compound, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). While CBD is a cannabinoid and shares some structural similarities with THC, it does not produce a “high.”

Research surrounding CBD is still in its early phases, but preliminary studies indicate that CBD may benefit medical and therapeutic issues such as seizures, neurological diseases, pain, cancer, inflammation, and mood disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Sara Jane Ward, an assistant professor of pharmacology at the Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine, tells U.S. News Health that the Drug Enforcement Administration considers CBD, like all cannabinoids, a Schedule I substance. She adds, “…hemp – a variety of the cannabis plant regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture – is legal , so long as its THC content is negligibly low. But because the agriculture department doesn’t test for CBD – only THC, more companies are getting away with selling products they say contain CBD.”[i]

In some medical marijuana states, CBD products are allowed to have residual levels of THC up to 5%, dependent on the state. Because of these low to non-existent levels of THC, more companies have started carrying CBD products, even in states where marijuana is not permitted for either medicinal or recreational use. However, it is worth noting that CBD is not legal[ii], at the state level, in all 50 states.

Unlike THC-rich products that do create a high, CBD is perceived as less harmful and comes in several different forms:

  • Oil (most popular)
  • Beauty and health products
  • Vapors
  • Infused edibles such as lattes, chocolates, and gummies

    Despite the reputation CBD has of being less harmful than products containing THC, CBD may still cause adverse reactions in some people. Reported side effects from human and/or animal studies include:

  • Fatigue/drowsiness
  • Changes in appetite
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Anxiety
  • Possible endocrine disruption
  • Altered immune function
  • Dizziness
  • Psycho-motor slowing
  • Diarrhea

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Maybe. CBD itself would not report positive on a drug test for marijuana or marijuana metabolite. In some states, CBD may contain up to 5% THC. If the CBD product contains THC at a sufficiently high concentration, it is possible that the use of these products could cause a positive urine drug test result.

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No – the results are not affected by these substances. The commonly taken medications are chemically and structurally different after being metabolized by the body from the drugs being tested for and do not interfere with the test results in most cases.

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A licensed physician with a history of substance abuse diagnostic work. Per DOT regulations all DOT drug screens must be reviewed by an MRO. Many states also require an MRO review, and this service is available for non-DOT testing if desired. Services include the interpretation and evaluation of test results from confirmed positive, adulterated and substituted specimens in addition to the employee’s medical history or other relevant biomedical information necessary to determine if there is a legitimate explanation for a confirmed positive test.

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A DOT drug screen tests a specimen for five drugs—opiates, PCP, amphetamines/methamphetamines, marijuana, and cocaine. A DOT-approved chain-of-custody form is used during the collection process, a split sample is collected and the specimens are forwarded to the laboratory for testing. Following the MRO’s review, results are reported to the designated reporting agency. Non-DOT drug testing can be expanded into a 10-panel drug screen by testing for the above five drugs and adding barbiturates, benzodiazepines, methadone, methaqualone, and propoxyphene.

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Using a urine drug test cup or saliva drug test device is only the first step in the drug testing process. These drug tests screen for the presence of drugs; however, they do not provide laboratory-confirmed results unless required. In rare circumstances, it is possible to obtain false positive drug test results despite a donor’s proclaimed sobriety. Some over the counter medications, e.g. Ibuprofen, and even some foods, e.g. poppy seeds, may trigger specific drug test panels to yield positive findings. All preliminary positive drug test results can go through a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO) for analysis under a CLIA-Waived laboratory setting. The MRO will be able to provide an explanation for a person’s legitimate drug use or possible contraindicating food intake.

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The detection period of any drug (illegal or prescribed) will vary from person to person based on individual factors including:

  • Weight and Body Fat Percentage
  • Metabolism
  • Age
  • Underlying Health Problems
  • Frequency of Drug Abuse
  • Drug Potency
  • Detection cutoff timeframes vary by drug and test type:

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Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) testing is used to confirm instant drug test findings. GC/MS can detect the presence of small quantities of a specific drug. Although GC/MS testing is more time-consuming, it provides the most accurate, sensitive, and reliable drug test results. Lab technicians with a high level of expertise are required to perform confirmation testing, so GC/MS is usually reserved for verification of positive immunoassays.

Since GC/MS tests identify drug metabolites and not the parent compound, it can be difficult to discern prescription medication from illicit drugs. This means heroin users will test positive for morphine. All drug testing methods are susceptible to human and environmental error, despite the high accuracy of GC/MS confirmation.

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Methadone is a commonly prescribed for treating opiate addictions and relieving chronic pain symptoms. A methadone-specific test is required to detect the drug’s presence in an individual’s system. People who have been using Methadone for long periods of time will have an extended detection window of 5 days after methadone use when using urine drug testing, and 90 days after use when using hair follicle drug testing. Some prescription drugs like ibuprofen may yield false positive drug test results for methadone. Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry testing will confirm the presence of methadone metabolites in order to discern the drug from other cross-reactive substances.

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Chemically, nothing. All three drugs are derived from the opium plant; however, they differ by way of form. Heroin, a Schedule I drug of abuse, can be found in many formats, including powder, pill and liquid. Codeine, which is present in some cold medicines, is converted by the body to morphine, which is usually aqueous. All of these variations of the opium plant are highly addictive and should not be administered without the approval of a medical professional.

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Ketamine (KET), a chemical relative of phencyclidine (PCP), is a general anesthetic that undergoes intravenous or intramuscular administration. Ketamine street names include:

  • Purple
  • Kit Kat
  • Special K
  • Tranquilizer

When taken in large doses, ketamine causes hallucinations and symptoms of dissociation. Ketamine is an effective painkiller which should not be used outside of professional medical supervision.

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Nitrite tests for adulterants which work by oxidizing carboxy-tetrahydrocannabinol, the body’s primary metabolite of marijuana. Normal urine specimens should not contain nitrate, and the presence of nitrates immediately flag the possibility of adulteration.

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Adulteration is the tampering of a urine specimen with the intention of altering drug test results. The use of adulterants can cause false negative results in drug tests by either interfering with the screening test and/or destroying the drug metabolites present in urine. Urine adulteration can be performed in many ways:

  • Drinking excessive amounts of water before a urine drug test
  • Taking creatine supplements to trigger false positives via creatinine metabolite
  • Submitting “synthetic urine” from a foreign donor
  • Dilution using sink or toilet bowl water

There are no true ways to pass a drug test apart from practicing sobriety. A modern-day urine drug screen provides drug test adulteration detection by measuring urinary properties:

  • Creatinine
  • pH
  • Specific Gravity
  • Glutaraldehyde
  • Nitrites
  • Oxidants/Pyridinium Chlorochromate (PCC)
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Many factors affect how long cocaine will stay in the body:

  • Weight/Body Fat Percentage: high body fat percentage can result in a longer cocaine detection period due to slowed metabolism
  • Age and Health: deteriorating health and older age may extend the cocaine detection window
  • Frequency of Use: small, isolated doses are detectable at a lower concentration cutoff level, whereas long-term cocaine use requires a shorter detection window.
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There are many types of cocaine, including cocaine powder, cocaine HCl and crack cocaine. The main difference between crack and cocaine is the addition of baking powder (sodium bicarbonate), which produces a lumpy or “rocky” substance in colors ranging from yellow to pink to white. Crack cocaine produces an intense, short-lived euphoric rush and a strong desire for more of the drug. Smoking crack cocaine creates vapors which reach the brain quicker than snorting cocaine powder. Since crack cocaine is not the same as pure cocaine, this drug is primarily abused throughout underprivileged communities in the United States. On the other hand, users who snort cocaine are generally more affluent and associate the drug with glamour. Crack cocaine delivers a strong cocaine experience in small, low-priced parcels. These cheap cocaine packets are illegally distributed under names like “nickels”, “dimes”, “twenties”, “solids” and “forties”.

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Cocaine is one of the most potent naturally occurring stimulants. It is extracted from leaves of the coca plant (Erythroxylon coca), which is indigenous to the Andean highlands of South America. Street names for cocaine include:

  • Coke
  • Yayo
  • Snow White
  • Crack

Cocaine is a very addictive drug classified as a Schedule II Substance under the DEA’s illegal drugs list. However, cocaine hydrochloride, the cocaine mechanism of action, can be used for legitimate medical purposes as a numbing agent in surgical procedures. When used illicitly, the drug is usually processed down to a fine white powder for cocaine inhalation through the nose. The drug can also be mixed with liquids for cocaine injection via syringe.

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Tenant Screening (10)

Absolutely not!  There is no charge to get registered today.  Further, there is no setup fee, no registration fee and no recurring monthly or yearly charges.  You only pay for the reports that you conduct.  There are no hidden fees or charges of any kind!

Most likely the answer is Yes!  Check2Hire already interfaces with the most popular Property Management Systems including:

  • Entrata
  • MultiSite Systems
  • OnBoarding Systems
  • ResMan
  • TVS
  • Yardi
  • iRent

If you don’t see your Property Management System (PMS) listed above just contact us and let us know what system you use, it’s highly likely that we can interface directly with your system too!

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Check2Hire performs a “soft pull” when retrieving the rental applicant’s credit report. Soft pulls do not affect the applicant’s credit score.

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Following is the general outline of our office hours.  However, with Check2Hire you are in control of your searches!  Most results are returned nearly instantly.  Should you ever have a question or an issue outside of normal office hours you can call your account representative with the cell phone number that will be provided to you!

Sunday – Closed
Monday – 8:00am – 4:30pm MST
Tuesday – 8:00am – 4:30pm MST
Wednesday – 8:00am – 4:30pm MST
Thursday – 8:00am – 4:30pm MST
Friday – 8:00am – 4:30pm MST
Saturday – Closed

Holiday Closures:
New Years Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving – Day After
Christmas Eve
New Years Eve

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Easy enough.  Simply REGISTER for a free Check2Hire account.  Once we get your account setup we will bill you monthly for any searches that you performed.

  • No Setup Fees
  • No Registration Fees
  • No Sign Up Fees
  • No Monthly Subscriptions or Recurring Charges

Only pay for the searches that you perform!

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For security purposes all Check2Hire Tenant Screening Reports are available exclusively in your Check2Hire account portal that is available, SECURELY, on any device (desktop, laptop, tablet or phone).

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All reports are returned instantly, or nearly instantly, except for the credit report and score. The credit report and score require the applicant to first verify their identity and release the report.

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The applicant’s email is used for security purposes and to prevent identity theft. Check2Hire will email your applicant a unique link where they verify their identity and approve the release of their credit report.

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You can order all Check2Hire Tenant Screening Reports with the following information from your applicant(s):

  • Full Name (First , Middle, (Maiden) Last – plus any any other relevant information such as Sr., Jr. III, etc)
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Current Address
  • Driver’s License (Number and State)
  • Their unique email address
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That’s easy!  Just REGISTER for a free account with Check2Hire. Once your account setup is complete we will contact you with everything you need to get started today!

  • No Sign Up Fees
  • No Setup Fees
  • No Monthly Fees
  • Only pay for the searches you perform!
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