Background Checks

It's never been more important to know exactly who is volunteering, serving, working, and caring for your church family. That's why we have partnered with Verified First to provide your church with the most comprehensive background checks available. This service integrates seamlessly into Realm and makes it super simple to run thorough background checks on anyone in your church directory or whom you may be considering for your staff.



A quick look goes a long way.

  • Get peace of mind knowing you can easily process robust background checks whenever needed.
  • Gain confidence that you've taken steps to protect churchgoers.
  • Significantly reduce the risk of potential offenders causing people harm.
  • Produce results that are compliant with federal and local background screening laws.
  • Avoid significant consequences of improperly staffing your church and volunteer positions.


Massive impact with minimal effort.

  • Maintain the integrity of your ministry.
  • Send background check requests to volunteers and applicants to complete.
  • Never ask for or store sensitive information, like Social Security numbers.


Fully integrates into Realm and your daily routine.

  • Maintain history of background checks in Realm.
  • Search for cases where follow-up is needed, or when it's time for a renewal.
  • Track the date background checks were processed.

Screen for critical information in the top worldwide databases.

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

 

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Packages

Serving Volunteer

Best used for volunteers in greeting or hospitality roles

$11.00 (Per person searched. Plus county access fees, if applicable.)

Includes:

  • 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

Children and Youth Volunteer

Best used for volunteers assisting with children or youth ministries

$29.00 (Per person searched. Plus county access fees, if applicable.)

Includes:

  • 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
  • Unlimited County Criminal Search for all filings over at least the last 7 years
  • Nationwide Sex Offender Registry Search✝

 

Leadership and Staff

Best used for staff or other church leaders.

$45.00 (Per person searched. Plus county access fees, state pass through fees, if applicable.)

Includes:

  • 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
  • Unlimited County Criminal Search for all filings over at least the last 7 years
  • Nationwide Sex Offender Registry Search✝
  • Education Verification
  • Employment Verification

PA 153 Package

Meets Pennsylvania ACT 153 Law*

$37.00 (per person searched. Plus state access fees, if applicable)

Includes:

  • 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
  • PA Child Abuse Clearance Check
  • PA Statewide Criminal Search

*Fingerprinting not available.

 

Extra Add-Ons

Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR)

Best used for anyone driving a church vehicle.

$4.00 (plus state fees, if applicable)

Credit Check

Best used for anyone handling money.

$6.00 (on-site inspection is required; an inspection fee will be charged)

 

Nationwide Sex Offender Registry Search*

Best used for anyone working with children.

$3.00

*Already included in the Children and Youth Volunteer Package and the Leadership and Staff Package.

✝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.

Have Realm. And ready to get started.

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

1.Sign in using an administrative login.

2. Under the Admin menu, click "Manage Realm Account."

3. Click the "Additional Features" tab.

4. In the Background Checks section, click "Learn more."

5. Click "Sign up for background checks."

6. Complete provided application form.

Want to learn more about shielding your ministry the right way? Complete the form below.

Background checks can help:

  • Mitigate risk
  • Minimize legal liability
  • Prevent abuse in all areas
  • Save time and effort
  • Protect core assets
  • Encourage peace of mind

Take your church ministry to the next level.

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