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 intregrates seamlessly into Realm and makes it super simple to run through 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


In partnership with:



Best used for basic volunteers (greeter, hospitality)


  • 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


Best used for child care workers


  • All components of the Essentials Package, plus…
  • County of Residence Criminal Search for all filings over at least the last 7 years



Best used for child care workers (multi-state)


  • All components of the Essentials Package, plus…
  • Unlimited County Criminal Search for all filings over at least the last 7 years
  • Nationwide Sex Offender Registry Search


Best used for employees


  • All components of the Preferred Package, plus…
  • Education Verification
  • Employment Verification


Extra Add-Ons

Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR)

Best used for anyone driving a church vehicle.

Credit Check

Best used for anyone handling money.


Nationwide Sex Offender Registry Search*

Best used for anyone working with children.

*Available in addition to the Essentials Package or the Plus Package only.

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.


Watch this recorded webinar to learn more.

Don't have Realm yet and want to learn more.

When you fill out this form, you'll also get this free ministry guide that dives deeper into all the benefits of background check screening for churches.

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