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Background Checks

PDS Background Checks

Your parishioners want to know your parish is a safe environment for their families. That’s why we’ve partnered with Verified First to provide the most comprehensive background checks available. The integration into PDS makes it simple to run thorough background checks on anyone volunteering, working, or caring for the young people in your parish.

Provide security for your parish.

  • Give parents peace of mind knowing those caring for their children are properly screened.
  • Protect your parish’s sensitive information by avoiding improperly staffing your church.
  • Maintain the integrity of your ministries by screening your volunteers and those in leadership roles.
  • Avoid legal risks, such as allegations of disparate treatment under Title VII laws, by producing results that are compliant with federal and local background screening laws.
  • Reduce your ministry’s liability. Your parish can be held responsible for the actions of an employee or volunteer found unfit for their position.

Simplify your daily routine.

  • Quickly and easily order background checks through the Verified First portal in Realm.
  • Send background check requests to volunteers and applicants to complete so you never have to ask for or store sensitive information, such as Social Security numbers.
  • Track the date background checks were processed, and maintain history of your background checks in Realm.
  • Search for cases where follow-up is needed or when it’s time for a renewal.

Packages

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

Serving Volunteer

Best for volunteers in greeting or hospitality roles.
$ 11 per person searched*
  • This is the most basic package and includes all of the above.

Children & Youth Volunteer

Best for volunteers whose duties include contact with minors.
$ 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✝

Leadership & Staff

Best for clergy and other parish leaders.
$ 45 per person searched*
  • Everything in the previous package:
  • Education Verification
  • Employment Verification

We offer a special Children & 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

The cost is $37 per person searched, plus any 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 states 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 minors.

Motor Vehicle Registration

(MVR)
$ 4 added to package*
  • Best used for anyone driving a parish vehicle.

Credit Check

$ 6 added to package*
  • Best used for anyone handling money.

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.

Background checks are already part of PDS.

To take advantage of the integration between PDS and Verified First, you will need to be on version 9.0G or later.

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

  • In the Personnel section, click “Safe Environment.”
  • Click “Request Background Check.”
  • Click “Sign Up”, and you’ll be taken to the Verified First signup page.
  • Follow the prompts to start using background checks.

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