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Professional License Verification
A Professional License Verification checks that the applicant has a valid license as claimed. Common licenses verified are CPA, RN, MD, State Bar, etc.
Why Do Professional License Verifications
It is important to verify professional license claims when the prospective employee will be in a position that requires such a license or when an applicant claims to have a license. This search also identifies any restrictions or violations associated with the license. This search is a valuable honesty check and helps protect the employer from negligent hiring claims.

What are the Sources for a Professional License Verification?
A Professional License is verified with the state or federal agency that issued the license. While some agency records are available online, many others are only available through telephone, fax, emailed, or mailed requests. Some licensing agencies charge additional fees to verify licenses. These fees are passed on to our clients.

What are the Weaknesses of a Professional License Verification?
Agencies that issue Professional Licenses do not always have access to a complete history of restrictions or violations. Most often, the Professional License Verification simply provides the current status of the license claimed. If the applicant does not provide complete name, license number, license type, and issuing agency information, it is often difficult or impossible to verify the license.

How Long Does a Professional License Verification Take?
Professional License Verification results are normally available for viewing in one to two business days from the order date. While some agency records are available online, many others are only available through telephone, fax, email, or mailed requests. We make at least three attempts to contact the agency via their designated process. Also, some agencies close during state or federal holidays, delaying the verification process.

In the event that an agency has been contacted by mail, fax, email, or telephone, and the results are slow in returning, the search will be marked complete in our online tracking system with the note, "WILL UPDATE WHEN INFORMATION ARRIVES." In these cases, we continue to contact the agency for information, but we will not hold up reporting the rest of the background check for this search.

Can I See a Sample Professional License Verification Report?
Yes, click Sample Professional License Verification.

What is Our Recommendation for a Professional License Verification?
Because verifying a Professional License claim is essential when a prospective employee will be in a position that requires such a license, we recommend Professional License Verification for any Comprehensive Background Check involving a license claim.

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