What is covered in a TakeLessons background check?


Teachers with the Background Checked badge on their profile have opted to undergo (and have passed) a thorough background check. Here's what's included in background checks provided by SterlingBackcheck, the world's trusted background check leader.

You can start this process from the Background Check section under the Profile tab in your TakeLessons Partner account.

Note: Starting January 1st, 2022 all new and existing contractors will be required to have a background check in order to provide services through the TakeLessons platform

Identity Verification

A social security number trace results in a 7-10 year history of past and present addresses connected with that unique identifier. The SSN verification report also lists the names associated with those addresses, thereby ensuring that the background check has access to a full set of AKAs ("also known as") including aliases, maiden names, nicknames and names misspelled or variously transliterated across languages.

National Criminal Record Database Search

Search of State, County and Federal Corrections criminal record databases, including misdemeanor and felony records. Any aliases (AKAs) uncovered during the SSN Trace are also checked.

Sex Offender Registry Search

Sex Offender search covers all 50 states and is intended to reveal information regarding sexual crimes, including the severity of the offenses, personal defendant identifiers and arrest dates.

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