Better criminal background checks.

Protect your business and reputation with comprehensive criminal background check services from Accurate. The more you know about your new hires, the better your staffing decisions can be. Get the full scope of a candidate’s criminal history with a fast, thorough, fully compliant criminal records search.

Access court records faster with AccurateAxis.

Trim turnaround time and get accurate, up-to-the-minute information about a candidate’s status in the criminal court system. AccurateAxis searches more than 2,500 federal, state and local courthouses to reveal any felony and misdemeanor cases linked to an applicant. This powerful tool accelerates the criminal background check process by automatically completing 86% of results found electronically. Built-in machine learning instantly posts motor vehicle record and cleared criminal search results. With a 99.99% accuracy rate, sorting through court records has never been easier or more exact.

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Better hiring decisions.

Trust and safety are values that move organizations toward success. Criminal background checks provide you with the information you need to build a reliable and dependable workforce. In addition, comprehensive criminal background screenings also help you do the following for your company:

  • Mitigate risk
  • Create a safe workplace for employees and customers
  • Protect your assets and reputation
  • Secure against liability and negligent hiring claims
  • Comply with legal and industry screening regulations

Better reporting.

Our teams are here to help you make sense of the information collected.. We understand that having the information isn’t the key to savvy hiring decisions; rather, understanding the information is what opens the doors to safe and smart onboarding practices.

Criminal background checks from Accurate include any or all of the following, as permitted by law:

  • Felonies: These are serious offenses that generally result in prison time.
  • Misdemeanors: Misdemeanors are less severe in nature than felonies and are usually punishable by fines and/or incarceration.

Criminal Background Check Services

County Criminal Search

Our agents gather information directly from the courts by leveraging a variety of search court search methodologies as well as our long-standing relationships with a wide network of court researchers.


AccurateReach searches thousands of ‘tips and leads’ location sources containing millions of records, helping to uncover more records than solely using a candidate’s address history. The service is continually evolving, refreshing sources and adding new sources to create a more complete candidate profile and power a more robust criminal search.

Federal Criminal Searches

Federal crimes, which can be very serious, don’t appear in state courts. Our teams search federal districts to retrieve records from federal courts to discover crimes in violation of federal law or that cross state lines.

State Criminal Searches

Our comprehensive statewide searches look for felony and misdemeanor convictions, where available, on state repositories. Our criminal background check services conduct searches in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.

County, State and Federal Civil Searches

Civil searches report claims brought by or against your candidates in state court or federal court, depending upon the nature of the claim.

Sex Offender Registry Search

The Accurate Background platform screens your applicant to discover if they have been convicted of sexually related offenses.

International Criminal Records Search

Our agents search for criminal activity across the world. Our international searches mean you can feel protected regardless of where your applicants have lived and worked.

How do we deliver a better screening experience?


We’re perfectionists

We put all our energy into optimizing every facet of the client, candidate, and product experience every day.


We listen

We don’t just solve your problem—we work to strengthen your organization. When you talk, we take note.


We’re compliance experts

Navigating compliance rules that vary by jurisdiction is a lot to handle on your own. We keep our eye on compliance at all times so you can focus on finding the right fit.


We’re right-sized for your business

We offer both enterprise-level packages and small business solutions to put the power into your hands – at a budget that makes sense for your business.


We’re here for you

When you call, we answer. We’re available 24/7 in whatever language you speak to answer your questions and help you make the most of our services.


You can count on our technology

We continuously update our platform, and our dedicated team makes sure our tech meshes with yours.

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Better compliance.

The ability to run pre-employment background checks on candidates comes with important responsibilities surrounding issues of fairness and respect. We’re experts when it comes to compliance with laws and regulations governing the collection, use, and storage of personal information. Accurate’s tools and workflows are designed to help you to maintain compliance in the following areas:

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

The FCRA dictates how personal information can be used during the hiring process and requires special notices during the screening, as well as during any potentially adverse decision-making processes. When a criminal background screening returns results that may cause potentially adverse employment decisions, our tools help you administer FCRA required notices.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

The EEOC offers guidelines to assist employers in making informed and fair hiring decisions, including mandating that job and business necessity be considered before running background checks.

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Ban the Box Laws

These laws, which vary from state to state, protect individuals from unfair and discriminatory hiring practices. These laws govern everything from what can be asked about criminal history to when background checks can be run.

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Hiring Policies

A well-documented, clear, and compliant screening policies reduce the risk of litigation and foster an atmosphere of mutual respect throughout your organization.

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