Background check services for small businesses just got better.

Get accurate, reliable background checks on demand and quickly access powerful screening services that our enterprise clients use – on a manageable, easy-to-use platform.

Why Do Small Businesses Choose AccurateNow?

It’s Affordable

Our pay-as-you-go packages let you order the checks you need when you need them. There are no monthly fees and no minimums; you only pay for what you use.

It’s Fast

Signing up takes no time at all and ordering a background check takes mere minutes. Plus, speedy turn-around times help you place quality candidates quickly in a competitive hiring environment. No background check is quicker or more convenient.

It’s Compliant

AccurateNow is built with compliance in mind. Gain peace of mind knowing the background checks you order help you comply with FCRA, state and local regulations.

How It Works



Register for your AccurateNow account to get started



Electronically sign the User Agreement you receive by email



After User Agreement approval, order your package & add-ons


/ Report
  • SSN Trace & Address History
  • 7-year Criminal History*
  • National Criminal Check with County Verification
  • National Sex Offender Registry
  • Global Watch
  • 1 Education Verification*
  • 1 Employment Verification*


/ Report
  • SSN Trace & Address History
  • 7- Year Criminal History*
  • National Criminal Check with County Verification
  • National Sex Offender Registry
  • Global Watch


/ Report
  • SSN Trace & Address History
  • Current County Criminal Search*
  • National Criminal Check with County Verification
  • National Sex Offender Registry
One-time $25 setup fee verifies your business and creates your account.

*All county statutory fees are included in the 7-Year Criminal History Search, excluding New York. Excludes Statewide Statutory Fees. Searches include current name only. Additional terms and conditions apply. The price for Employment and Education Verifications does not include international searches or third-party verification fees like those imposed by The Work Number and National Student Clearinghouse.

What’s included in your package?

Choose the screening services that fit your workflow and business needs. We offer FCRA-compliant core services and optional add-ons that are essential for small business background checks. Get exactly the screens you need when you need them at a price you can afford. Talk to a member of our team to determine which screening services make the most sense for your business.

SSN Trace + Address History

We use a database pulled from thousands of sources to provide summaries of the applicant’s name, name variations and previous addresses for further investigation to verify that your potential new hire is who they say they are.

7-Year Criminal History

The 7-Year Criminal History searches criminal records in county courts based on the results returned from the SSN Trace. Accurate researches felony and misdemeanor cases that return results of offenses, charges, file numbers, file dates, disposition and sentences to help you make sense of the findings and make fair hiring decisions. We conduct searches in any county in the United States.

National Criminal Check with County Verification

National Criminal Search is a proprietary database compiled using information sourced from county courts and statewide criminal databases as well as from sex offender and correctional databases. To comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for pre-employment purposes, all screening results must be retrieved from the original source. Therefore, if the National Criminal database search uncovers a criminal record, Accurate performs a follow-up search at the local level, which is included in your package setup.

National Sex Offender Registry

The National Sex Offender Registry search examines the most recent, updated list of registered sex offenders.

Global Watch

Global Watch helps your company comply with the USA Patriot Act, Bank Secrecy Act, Politically Exposed Persons (PEP) Screening, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and many other terrorist and fraud searches by gathering current data from top U.S. and global official sanction and embargo lists.

Current County Criminal Search

This basic criminal record search looks for criminal records in the current county corresponding to the address provided by the applicant.

$5.00optional add-on

Pre-Adverse and Adverse Action Letter Distribution

We provide critical pre-adverse and adverse action notice distribution services so you stay compliant with FCRA regulations every step of the way. You can initiate pre-adverse and adverse action notices with a click of a button on our easy-to-use client portal and automatically send notices directly to the candidate’s email address. The cost includes both Pre-Adverse and Adverse Action notices.

$10.71optional add-on

Education Verification

Education Verification confirms the credentials earned from an academic institution. This service includes the highest education level completed and may incur third-party verification fees.

$10.71optional add-on

Employment Verification

We contact the past or current employer to verify information provided on an application. This verification service includes one employer located in the United States. This service may incur third-party verification fees.

$10.71optional add-on

Professional License Verification

The Professional License Verification contacts the license issuing authority to verify that licenses are current and in good standing.

$10.71optional add-on

Motor Vehicle Report

The Motor Vehicle Report queries the applicant’s state Department of Motor Vehicle records and provides a three- to five-year driving history. Out-of-state driving-related charges and vehicle-related crimes are frequently included on the report.

$10.71optional add-on

Federal Criminal Search

Federal violations generally do not appear in county or statewide criminal checks; offenses that are violations of Federal law, as opposed to state or local law, can only be found through a search of U.S. District Courts. Note that Federal offenses can be severe and can include kidnapping, drug trafficking, interstate transportation of stolen goods, bank robbery and embezzlement.

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