Court Axis™

CourtAxis™ allows Accurate Background access to real-time information on applicants which exists in more than 1500 federal, state and local courthouses. The time required to collect this vital data is reduced from days to hours.

CourtAxis™ delivers:

  • Access to the identical information court clerks have – leading to faster turnaround.
  • Detailed case information – including case type, charges, filing and disposition dates.
  • Reports matched by multiple identifiers such as first name, last name, date of birth and/or social security number.
  • Broader search capabilities – including multiple name variations.
  • Reduced human error with electronic collection methods.
  • Ability to handle a high volume of searches with rapid turnaround.

Expedite the receipt of reports on the applicants you want to hire.

Employment Drug Testing

Recent studies indicate that drug abuse is once again on the rise. Three out of four chronic drug abusers are currently employed. This trend is alarming for today’s businesses as it’s a well-accepted fact that drug abusers are less productive, more prone to injury and have higher absentee rates. Accurate Background’s comprehensive drug testing products include:

  • Urine Test (Lab Testing or Administered Onsite)
  • Oral fluid (Lab Testing or Administered Onsite)
  • Hair Testing
  • Breath Alcohol Testing
  • DOT Testing
  • Random Drug and Alcohol (BAC) Testing
  • Pre-Employment, Post-Accident, and Reasonable Suspicion

We offer a wide variety of drug screening solutions with the largest nationwide network of collection sites and laboratories, as well as the convenience of administering tests onsite. Accurate Background’s drug screening partner laboratories are certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

International Background Checks

In the ever-changing landscape of international background checks, you need regional and in-country expertise.

Each country differs in regards to privacy laws and reliable information. Accurate Background has spent years building a trusted network of regional and in-country partners to leverage their data availability, regulatory expertise, language abilities and cultural experience. Additionally, our partnerships with respected international law firms, as well as our internal compliance program, support your compliance with local laws.

Accurate Background is committed to providing a best-of-breed in-country network and continuous technological enhancements to improve the candidate experience and minimize the effort required for international searches. We work with you to maximize the ROI for your international background check program, while optimizing efficiency in each country where you have a background screening need.

We offer a full suite of worldwide applicant screening services in any country in the world where data can be legally obtained. Our current highest volume countries include the US, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, India, Japan, and Mexico.

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Customized International Background Check Program

Once armed with information such as relevant country, type of applicants, type of positions, location of intended employment, and types of international requests, our Data Protection Specialists can customize a screening program tailored to meet your organization’s needs, and reflect adherence to a given country’s employment and privacy legislation.

  • International Criminal Court Records or International Police Records where applicable
  • Motor Vehicle Records Checks
  • International Drug Testing Network
  • International Credit History
  • International Consumer Credit Report (in lieu of credit history. Basically pulls all civil records)
  • International Civil History / Litigation / Bankruptcy Checks
  • International Civil Court Records
  • Passport Authentication
  • International Address Verification
  • International Education Verifications
  • International Employment Verifications
  • International Professional Qualification & Credential
  • International Reference Checks
  • Regulatory Authorities Check
  • Corporate Scandals & Terrorist Financing Check
  • Foreign Newswire Service, Media Search

Availability, data and forms required, data privacy laws and pricing may vary by country.

Vendor Management Program

We work with your staffing vendors, janitorial service providers or any other third party to create a screening program consistent with your own program. The many benefits of providing this service to our clients are:

  • Reduces liabilities by screening everybody who represents your organization (contractors, subcontractors).
  • Creates a consistent screening program throughout your company for all permanent and contracted employees.
  • Allows you to implement your defined adjudication requirements through our Risk Reduction Technology, ensuring that the same standards are met with third party vendors.
  • Third party vendors attain favorable pricing through consolidated volume discounts.

Customized Online Solutions

Enhances efficiencies and gives you greater visibility over your Vendor Management Program.  Using our technology, you can:

  • Search by applicant
  • Sort by vendor
  • Drill down by month to see whether a background check was completed
  • View assigned adjudication status (i.e. Meets Requirements or Doesn’t Meet Requirements)
  • Monitor criminal hit rate and average turnaround time

Call us today at 800.784.3911 to get started with Accurate Background’s Vendor Management Program.

Sharing Economy


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Accurate Background is bringing peace of mind to the sharing economy with our industry-proven background screening solutions for web and mobile applications. Our flexible technologies integrate seamlessly into your applications to provide fast, secure, background checks for your peer-to-peer workforce.  Reduce candidate turnaround times and make confident hiring decisions by partnering with Accurate Background today.

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Solutions by Industry

We appreciate that you have specific requirements to be fulfilled and certain regulations that direct your industry. Accurate Background can make recommendations to help you maintain compliance. In fact, we specialize in helping firms like yours with our expertise in the following industries.

Compliance Services

In addition to our vast expertise in background screening, we are also FCRA and state restriction specialists. We can assist you by fulfilling subject notification reports, pre-adverse action letters, and adverse action letters, including the required report copies and Summaries of Rights of the Consumer on your behalf to ensure you meet these requirements.

Risk Reduction Technology™

As part of Accurate Background’s service offering, we offer results analysis on many background searches we perform. With our Risk Reduction Technology™, Accurate Background automatically reviews the results of the complete background search and then assesses a recommendation based on the guidelines your company has developed. The guidelines you develop may include a “meets,” “doesn’t meet requirements,” or “needs further review” so that you may conduct an individualized assessment as required in certain jurisdictions and in accordance with the EEOC Guidance.

Accurate Background’s Risk Reduction Technology™ gives you the most automated tool available to help provide consistent hiring decisions across your organization.

Retail Background Checks

Reducing shrinkage associated with undesirable hires remains a primary concern for retailers. Accurate Background’s knowledge of best practices presents fast, cost-effective and precise background verifications to help you combat the situation head on. Our clients benefit from proprietary technology which enhances performance and exceeds expectations.

Banking & Financial Background Checks

Banking and Financial institutions are confronted with increasing pressure to reduce exposure to money laundering, embezzlement, accounting fraud, terrorist financing, as well as additional concerns. Accurate Background helps banking and financial affiliations comply with state, federal and international law. Our clients benefit from proprietary technology which enhances performance and exceeds expectation.

Construction & Manufacturing Background Checks

In the construction industry, where deadlines drive development and safety is a rising concern, companies like yours confront staffing challenges — namely, how to assure they hire the best person for the job. No matter how varied your requirements, Accurate Background is known for background screening products that enhance performance and security, while exceeding expectations.

Gaming & Hospitality Background Checks

We tailor our screening programs to meet every size company’s needs, and our clients benefit from proprietary technology which enhances performance and exceeds expectations.


By performing background screens you position your company ahead of the rest. Our clients benefit from proprietary technology which enhances performance and exceeds expectation.

Criminal Searches

County Criminal Searches

Accurate Background electronically links to federal, state, and local courthouses via a secure court interface. With direct, real-time admittance into over 1800 county courts, efficiency and turnaround time is greatly improved when our in-house researchers use our CourtAxis system. (This is not a database; rather it is an access tool to obtain the identical information, as if you physically were present in the court house.)

County Criminal Searches examine criminal records in county courts, and research any felony and/or misdemeanor cases reported on an applicant. These searches yield levels of offense, charges, file numbers, file dates, disposition and sentences. We provide a standard 7 year search; however, longer time frames are permissible in many counties (and may be permissible based on industry specific regulations). Accurate Background has the capability to conduct searches in any county within the United States.

Many companies provide only misdemeanors that are filed in conjunction with a felony case. These are referred to as “related misdemeanors”, which are simply detected on a Superior Court level; cases with smaller offenses, such as Petty Theft are not reported and therefore not found in the competitor’s search. If the search is conducted in both courts, there is frequently a charge per court. Accurate Background searches the courts at the county seats for one price; this comprehensive search provides both felonies and misdemeanors at a competitive value.

It is recommended that County Criminal Searches are ordered in conjunction with Accurate Background’s National SSN/Address Locater (SSN Trace), as multiple counties may be identified. Frequently, applicants will not report residential addresses in counties where they have had criminal activity.

Federal Criminal Search

Accurate Background’s Federal Criminal Searches retrieve state level records (from Federal District courts) to discover crimes committed against the United States Government.  Federal Criminal Searches reveal offenses such as bank robbery, tax evasion, Internet crimes, and mail fraud.

If a Federal criminal search through PACER returns a possible case, Accurate Background automatically conducts additional research to uncover the personal identifiers associated with the federal case, such as SSN, date of birth, or an address match to make more definitive identification. Our unique processes and methods, administered by our trained researchers, reveal information in each of the 92 federal districts identified by the Address Locator — assuring a prospective employer that a federal conviction report identifies the convicted criminal and confirms the correct case information is being reported.

Accurate Background reviews the federal case information and begins contacting the following sources to obtain identifiers. Contact is made simultaneously to expedite research:

  • Appropriate Federal court
  • Probation Department
  • Prison system for the defendant sentenced
  • Attorneys listed on case
  • Police and Sheriff Departments

Accurate Background may also conduct online research with the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and the Department of Corrections websites for additional case/defendant information.

National Criminal Database

Our National Criminal Database is a proprietary database compiled from US court records. The data is sourced from county courts, statewide criminal databases, as well as sex offender and correctional databases. The National Criminal Database is updated on a weekly or monthly basis depending on the original source.

Data is also included from:

  • Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) – Limited Access
  • FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List
  • FBI’s Most Wanted Fugitive List
  • Wanted fugitive lists published by ten additional federal agencies, such as the US Department of Justice, US Customs Service, US Marshals Service, US Secret Service, US Drug Enforcement Agency, etc.
  • Wanted fugitive lists published by numerous state and local law enforcement agencies

Statewide Criminal Record Searches

Provides statewide searches for felony and/or misdemeanor convictions (where available) on State repositories. Not all states allow public access to statewide criminal records information. Some allow access, while others require written application forms. Access may require a specific authorization form or specific identifying information such as full name, address, date of birth, social security number, and county of residence.

Information provided by a statewide record system may be incomplete due to limited date ranges or the limited number of courts and offenses for which records are maintained. Depending on the state, statewide criminal record repositories vary in detail and scope. There is no overall standard or federal law that determines how records of crimes (felonies or misdemeanors) are collected, indexed, searched, or used. The data available may reflect arrest information obtained by police departments, county cases forwarded from local courts, or other criminal reporting agencies by the state.

This product alone is not compliant with the FCRA and cannot be the only tool used to determine an applicant’s suitability for employment. This search is solely intended to provide a broader approach to uncover possible criminal activity beyond where the documented evidence points. Hiring decisions must not be based solely upon the results of just the Statewide Criminal Record Search per the FCRA.

National SSN/Address Locator

Accurate Background’s National SSN/Address Locater is primarily used to identify counties where applicants reside. This search gathers information from a multitude of venues such as credit bureaus, public records (real property) and moving records from mailing houses. Accurate Background’s National SSN/Address Locater searches credit headers and association algorithms in over 20 billion records, which uncover recent relocations as well as historical addresses. This nationwide search provides summaries of the applicant’s name, name variations (such as maiden or previous names), date of birth, current address, and phone number.

Our National SSN/Address Locater is a comprehensive tool which differentiates our service from others who use traditional credit report headers. Using our tool, Accurate Background tends to identify 30-50% more counties. (Most traditional credit headers are limited to three prior addresses.)

Sex Offender Registry Services

Accurate Background searches the most recent, updated list of registered sex offenders. We screen your applicant to discover if they have been convicted of sexually-related offenses against adults and children and certain crimes against victims who are minors. Pre-employment screening and increased public awareness of sexual predators (who may pose a threat in the community) make your workplace environment safer.

If a “hit” is uncovered, Accurate Background will take an extra step to research more information or verify information with the responsible state or local law enforcement agency where the offender resides, works, or attends school.

Employment Verifications

In the event that employment is otherwise unverifiable, Accurate Background’s IVAN™ system’s Document Collection Service can be used to coordinate the request and receipt of official W2s or 1099s directly from applicants. We seamlessly collect and confirm the information (in the form of a fax, e-fax, or physical mail delivery) on your behalf.

When verification calls to previous employers are non-responsive; or the targeted company is no longer in business, requesting W2s or 1099s directly from the applicant can be an instrumental way to verify company address, and the applicant’s compensation range. W2s can also be used to verify current employment, in the event that an applicant does not want their current employer contacted.

Education Verifications

Our Education Verification service confirms credentials earned directly with the schools. Dates of attendance, major, degree(s) earned, and graduation will be verified from the information provided by the applicant.

Professional License Verifications

Confirm that your applicant is fully licensed in their field (ex. medical practitioners, certified public accountants, insurance agents etc.) Accurate Background contacts the issuing state authority to verify license status. When available, date of issuance and expiration will also be provided along with any disciplinary action on file.