ACS Background Checks

Safety Done Right in Volunteer Management

Protect the people you care about with comprehensive background checks using advanced technology. ACS Technologies® and Verified First are partnering to bring you this new and improved solution because in today’s world, it’s never been this important to know exactly who is volunteering, serving, working, and caring for everyone in your church family.

#1. This leading, most comprehensive background check process verifies information in the top worldwide screening databases, including:

  • Nationwide criminal records
  • Sex offender registries
  • Interpol, terrorist & FBI watch lists
  • Alias searches if requested
  • Valid issuance of Social Security Numbers
  • Death index
  • Driving records
  • Education & employment verifications
  • County-level records
  • Credit check

By using this better background check service, you'll now be able to:

  • Track the date background checks were processed
  • Send background check requests to volunteers and applicants to complete so you
    never need to ask for a Social Security Number
  • Easily identify flagged reports to make the reviewing and hiring process faster

#2. It is the most integrated with your ChMS, providing you with an easy-to-use, quick way to fully manage background screenings. Here are just a few benefits:

  • Process screenings in bulk, based on a search. You can handle all of your staff and volunteers at once.
  • Search for cases where follow-up is needed, or when it’s time for a renewal.
  • Add reference codes to make it easier to connect individual screens to relevant departments.

Pastors want everyone safe.

As a leader, your ultimate responsibility is to protect your attendees and give them a safe and secure environment for worship.

  • Protect your people, finances, and records. Trust those with access to sensitive information.
  • Your church can be held responsible for the actions of an employee or volunteer found unfit for their position. Comprehensive background checks can reduce your ministry’s liability.
  • The lack of better background checks puts everyone at risk. Reduce the risk to children, youth, members, and visitors.

Staff want it done right.

Save time and effort with cost-effective, background checks. Know the work you are in charge of is being done right by people you can really trust.

  • Reduce hiring mistakes before it’s too late by providing a safe work environment for your staff and volunteers to do their jobs and care for others.
  • Comply with all federal and state laws and insurance requirements by running better and more comprehensive background checks on employees and volunteers.
  • Reduce risk of allegations of disparate treatment under Title VII laws.

Packages

Serving Volunteer

Best used for volunteers in greeting or hospitality roles.

$ 11
per person searched*
  • This is the most basic package and includes all of the below.
*Plus county access fees, if applicable.

Child/Youth Volunteer

Best used for volunteers assisting with children or youth ministries.

$ 29
per person searched*
  • Everything in the previous package:
  • Unlimited County Criminal Search for all filings over at least the last 7 years
  • Nationwide Sex Offender Registry Search
*Plus county access fees, if applicable.

Staff and Leadership

Best used when hiring or selecting staff or other church leaders.

$ 45
per person searched*
  • Everything in the previous package:
  • Education Verification
  • Employment Verification
*Plus county access fees and state pass-through fees, if applicable.
All packages include:

  • Nationwide Criminal Database search, including millions of state and county records
  • Global watch lists/Homeland Security lists and sanctioned lists
  • International & Interpol of 190+ countries
  • Nationwide Sex Offender Database search
  • Social Security address trace report, including death index

We offer a special Child/Youth Volunteer package that meets the standards of Pennsylvania Act 153. It includes our basic package, plus:

  • PA child abuse clearance check
  • PA statewide criminal search
  •  

$37 per person searched*

*Plus state access fees, if applicable. Please note, fingerprinting is not available with this package.

Additional Details:

The difference between the National Sex Offender Registry and the Nationwide Sex Offender Database is the timing of the products. The Database contains static data and is not considered a system of record as it is not live. The states maintain the Registry, and our access to it is real-time.

The Registry will have states unavailable, and when that occurs, our team waits to finish the processing until that state is back up and has been searched. With the Database, if a state is down when the Database is updated, that state’s information is missing until the next time the Database is updated.

Add-ons

Nationwide Sex Offender Registry Search

$ 3
added to package*
  • Best used for anyone working with children.
*Plus state fees, if applicable. Already included in the Child/Youth Volunteer package and the Staff and Leadership pacakage.

Motor Vehicle Registration

(MVR)

$ 4
added to package*
  • Best used for anyone driving a church vehicle.
*Plus state fees, if applicable.

Credit Check

$ 6
added to package*
  • Best used for anyone handling money.
*Plus state fees, if applicable. On-site inspection is required; an inspection fee will be charged.

Canadian Searches

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Search

$35 per person searched*

*Search Access Fees – In addition to the cost of the background check, your reports may be subject to various third-party access fees, including county and state court access fees, DMV access fees, and employment/education verification fees. ACS Technologies does not mark up any of these fees; instead we include them on your invoice at cost. Pricing listed in US dollars.

Reports on:

  • Job title
  • Tenure
  • Reasons for leaving
  • Rehire eligibility

$39 per person searched*

*Search Access Fees – In addition to the cost of the background check, your reports may be subject to various third-party access fees, including county and state court access fees, DMV access fees, and employment/education verification fees. ACS Technologies does not mark up any of these fees; instead we include them on your invoice at cost. Pricing listed in US dollars.

Reports on:

  • Education history
  • Degree

$39 per person searched*

*Search Access Fees – In addition to the cost of the background check, your reports may be subject to various third-party access fees, including county and state court access fees, DMV access fees, and employment/education verification fees. ACS Technologies does not mark up any of these fees; instead we include them on your invoice at cost. Pricing listed in US dollars.

Reports on:

  • Bankruptcies
  • Collections
  • Other Credit Trade Lines

$35 per person searched*

*Search Access Fees – In addition to the cost of the background check, your reports may be subject to various third-party access fees, including county and state court access fees, DMV access fees, and employment/education verification fees. ACS Technologies does not mark up any of these fees; instead we include them on your invoice at cost. Pricing listed in US dollars.

Reports on:

  • License class
  • Status
  • Violations
  • Accidents

$28 per person searched*

*Search Access Fees – In addition to the cost of the background check, your reports may be subject to various third-party access fees, including county and state court access fees, DMV access fees, and employment/education verification fees. ACS Technologies does not mark up any of these fees; instead we include them on your invoice at cost. Pricing listed in US dollars.

Watch this recorded webinar to learn more.

Background Checks are already part of ACS.

To take advantage of the integration between ACS and Verified First, you will need to be on version 11.7.1.22 or later.

How to set up your new, integrated background checks service in ACS:

  1. Log in to ACS.
  2. Click “Grow Your Ministry” in the toolbar.
  3. Select “Background Checks,” and you’ll be taken to the Verified First signup page.
  4. Follow the prompts to start using background checks.