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Two Packages to Choose From

Advanced

$19/ea

Price excludes state, county, and motor vehicle repository fees. Set-up fees may apply.

What is it?

A Social Security Trace provides you with your volunteer's address history over the last 7 years. Additionally, the trace also finds potential names associated with that social security number the given name as well as any alias or maiden names they may have used.

Why use it?

A Social Security Trace is used as a roadmap to select court jurisdictions and identify potential names and alias' that should be researched and helps maximize the chance of finding a volunteer's pertinent criminal history.

What is it?

A Nationwide Criminal History Search uses the full name and date of birth provided by the volunteer during the order process to search over 900 criminal information data sources from all 50 states, however the quality and breadth of the data varies on a state by state basis.

Why use it?

This search is a valuable locator tool that helps identify areas outside of past addresses where criminal history might have occurred including areas where the volunteer has worked, travelled or played. Any information found in the Nationwide Criminal History search is validated at the primary source of information (county or state courthouses). This helps us ensure that the data reported about a volunteer is the most accurate and up-to-date possible.

What is it?

The US Department of Justice Sex Offender Registry, which includes listings of registered sex offenders in 49 states. Note that Nevada is excluded due to state law and Oregon only reports information for those sex offenders considered to be “predatory.”

Why use it?

It is the only up-to-date, comprehensive source of sex offender information straight from the Department of Justice.

What is it?

The Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Search finds those volunteers identified as threats to the U.S. or are ineligible to conduct business with the U.S. Federal Government.

Why use it?

This search helps to protect you from serious threats on an international basis.

What is it?

The Current County or State of Residence Search finds criminal history associated with the volunteer's current residence. Any reported criminal history for the volunteer that is found during this search is validated at the primary source of information (the state or county courthouse) and reported in accordance with applicable Federal and State law, helping ensure that the data reported about the volunteer is the most accurate and up-to-date possible.

Why use it?

A majority of crimes take place in the volunteer's current county or state residence.

What is a Fast Pass?

A subscription that allows the volunteer to securely share their up-to-date background check with an unlimited number of organizations for a period of 12 months from the date the order is placed (as long as no criminal history has been reported in the most recent 30-day period; once criminal history is reported, the check is no longer shareable). Organizations in the Sterling Volunteers community receive these shared checks for free.

How do rebates work?

When a check is shared via the Fast-Pass, whoever paid for the original check (the volunteer or the organization) can earn a rebate for the first 2 shares. Rebates are limited to $8 per volunteer ($4/share) and $4 for the organization ($2/share). For volunteers, rebates are automatically applied to their next background check order; rebates expire 13 months after the date the original background check order was placed. For an organization, rebates are automatically deducted from their next invoice.

Additional a la carte products can be added any time after an account has been created by calling one of our reps. Additional products include: Credit Reports, Reference Checks, Global Searches, Federal and Civil Searches, Neglect/Abuse Registries, and more.

Complete

$39/ea

Price excludes state, county, and motor vehicle repository fees. Set-up fees may apply.

What is it?

A Social Security Trace provides you with your volunteer's address history over the last 7 years. Additionally, the trace also finds potential names associated with that social security number the given name as well as any alias or maiden names they may have used.

Why use it?

A Social Security Trace is used as a roadmap to select court jurisdictions and identify potential names and alias' that should be researched and helps maximize the chance of finding a volunteer's pertinent criminal history.

What is it?

A Nationwide Criminal History Search uses the full name and date of birth provided by the volunteer during the order process to search over 900 criminal information data sources from all 50 states, however the quality and breadth of the data varies on a state by state basis.

Why use it?

This search is a valuable locator tool that helps identify areas outside of past addresses where criminal history might have occurred including areas where the volunteer has worked, travelled or played. Any information found in the Nationwide Criminal History search is validated at the primary source of information (county or state courthouses). This helps us ensure that the data reported about a volunteer is the most accurate and up-to-date possible.

What is it?

The US Department of Justice Sex Offender Registry, which includes listings of registered sex offenders in 49 states. Note that Nevada is excluded due to state law and Oregon only reports information for those sex offenders considered to be “predatory.”

Why use it?

It is the only up-to-date, comprehensive source of sex offender information straight from the Department of Justice.

What is it?

The Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Search finds those volunteers identified as threats to the U.S. or are ineligible to conduct business with the U.S. Federal Government.

Why use it?

This search helps to protect you from serious threats on an international basis.

What is it?

The Current County or State of Residence Search finds criminal history associated with the volunteer's current residence. Any reported criminal history for the volunteer that is found during this search is validated at the primary source of information (the state or county courthouse) and reported in accordance with applicable Federal and State law, helping ensure that the data reported about the volunteer is the most accurate and up-to-date possible.

Why use it?

A majority of crimes take place in the volunteer's current county or state residence.

What is it?

Locator Select directly accesses over 2,000 booking and incarceration sites, covering 73% of the incarcerated population in the United States. This technology allows us to find arrest history dating back as far as 7 years and as current as the night prior to the search.

Why use it?

Locator Select improves the quality of your search by revealing 13% more criminal history (on average) than searches without it.

What is it?

The 7-year Address Criminal Search identifies counties/states in which the volunteer has lived in the last 7 years. We search those counties/states at the primary source of information (the state or county courthouse) using the name in question and other personally identifiable information. Should we find any criminal history, we report the information in accordance with applicable Federal and State law.

Why use it?

More than 25% of crimes take place in counties and or states where the volunteer has previously lived.

What is a Fast Pass?

A subscription that allows the volunteer to securely share their up-to-date background check with an unlimited number of organizations for a period of 12 months from the date the order is placed (as long as no criminal history has been reported in the most recent 30-day period; once criminal history is reported, the check is no longer shareable). Organizations in the Sterling Volunteers community receive these shared checks for free.

How do rebates work?

When a check is shared via the Fast-Pass, whoever paid for the original check (the volunteer or the organization) can earn a rebate for the first 2 shares. Rebates are limited to $8 per volunteer ($4/share) and $4 for the organization ($2/share). For volunteers, rebates are automatically applied to their next background check order; rebates expire 13 months after the date the original background check order was placed. For an organization, rebates are automatically deducted from their next invoice.

Additional a la carte products can be added any time after an account has been created by calling one of our reps. Additional products include: Credit Reports, Reference Checks, Global Searches, Federal and Civil Searches, Neglect/Abuse Registries, and more.

Have more than 500 volunteers? Contact us with questions or to inquire about special pricing for orders greater than 500 screenings per year.

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Ready to Begin? Here's How It Works:

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Get started by submitting the form at the bottom of this page
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Enter your organization's information
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Choose your background screening package
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Upload verification documents & eSign
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Submit your account for approval

Once your account is approved you can start screening your volunteers

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Why Sterling Volunteers?

Make More Informed Decisions
Background checks are NOT created equal – Quality and consistency vary widely. Sterling Volunteers provides thorough background checks that help bring you peace of mind.

Monthly Updates for Peace of Mind
Other checks are “one and done” – Sterling Volunteers provides monthly updates for you free of charge for the first year, so you have the added security of monitoring your volunteers for new criminal records.

Give Your Volunteers the Option to Pay
Preserve your budget by allowing volunteers to pay for all or part of their screening – or ask for an optional contribution.

Eliminate Administrative Burdens
Take the administrative burden off you and your organization by empowering your volunteers to complete their background check through our easy to use platform.

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