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Better Background Checks

Safety Done Right in Volunteer and Employee Management

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 and makes it super simple to run thorough background checks on anyone in your church or whom you may be considering for your staff.

Watch a recorded demo to learn more.

For ACS & HeadMaster Clients

For Realm Clients

*Please note that time frames may vary due to increased volume.

Screen for critical information in the top worldwide databases.

Massive impact with minimal effort.

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.

Applicant Pay
Serving Volunteer

Best used for volunteers in greeting or hospitality roles
$ 11 Per person searched*
  • Give your volunteers the opportunity to cover the cost of their background check. The applicant will receive an email to complete the application and provide payment. This is the most basic package and includes all of the below.

Children and 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

Leadership and Staff

Best used for staff or other church leaders.
$ 45 Per person searched*
  • Everything in the previous package:
  • Education Verification
  • Employment Verification

All packages include:

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

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 state’s information is missing until the next time the Database is updated.

Extra Add-Ons:

Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR)

Best used for anyone driving a church vehicle.
$ 4 plus state fees, if applicable
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Credit Check

Best used for anyone handling money.
$ 6 on-site inspection is required; an inspection fee will be charged
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Nationwide Sex Offender Registry Search*✝

Best used for anyone working with children.
$ 3
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Canadian Searches

Canadian National Criminal Check (CPIC)

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Search
$ 35 per person searched*
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Canadian Employment Verification

$ 39 per person searched*
  • Job Title
  • Tenure
  • Reasons for leaving
  • Rehire eligilibty

Canadian Credit Report

$ 35 per person searched*
  • Bankruptcies
  • Collections
  • Other credit trade lines

Canadian Education Verification

$ 39 per person searched*
  • Education history
  • Degree

Canadian MVR

$ 28 per person searched*
  • License
  • Status
  • Violations
  • Accidents

*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.

Start protecting your church today.

Realm logo
  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.
ACS logo

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

  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.
PDS logo

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

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

To take advantage of the integration between HeadMaster and Verified First, you will need to be on version 11.5.1.14 or later.

  1. On the Home screen, click “Other People, Parents, Staff, or Teachers.”
  2. Double-click an individual’s record.
  3. Click the “Safeguard” tab.
  4. Click “Request Background Check.”
  5. When the browser opens, you’ll be taken to the Verified First signup page.
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen to start using background checks.

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