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Criminal Background Checks

Every Asurint search starts by using technology and data to get a firm understanding of the depth and breadth of the search path. Our criminal background screening services cover the traditional requests by business, but also services that we’ve championed by leveraging our technology and data, such as our multi-county searches where available.

National Criminal Information Bureau (NCIB) Background Check

Our most comprehensive product is our NCIB background check, which provides results using our proprietary national criminal database. This is made up of aggregated criminal public record data from counties and courts across the country. The following types of database records can be used to complete your criminal background check.

Department of Corrections (DOC)

Data from state facilities, as reported to the DOC, regarding current and released inmates, parolees and probationers. DOC records are not returned on clients reports. However, they are included in the NCIB data and are used as pointer/reference files for further investigation.
If a DOC record does match a candidate, a record research product is initiated to look for the underlying case if that county is not already covered by a product on the order. If the case is found and is reportable, it’s returned on your Asurint report. DOC records supply you added value, especially when used in combination with NCIB searches or when the arrest occurred in a county outside of the candidate’s residence.

Criminal Information Bureau (CIB)

Data is compiled from county court files for each state. Results contain criminal records and may contain traffic records. Information may include convictions, adjudication withheld, deferrals, first offender, pre-trial intervention and some traffic violations. Includes DOC and sex offender information, and the compilation of CIB’s make the NCIB.

Sex Offender Registry (SOR)

Did you know that only the highest level and repeat sex offenders are indexed on the state sex offender registries? Most don’t, but within Asurint’s SOR, data covers all 50 states, as well as many U.S. territories and tribes. SOR searches are included in the NCIB search and, unless otherwise requested, clients can separate the products to show the distinct searches on their reports.

Statewide Crime Search

This search may include felony and/or misdemeanor charges or convictions available in a State Central Criminal Repository, usually from the state law enforcement or the Administrative Office of the Courts. Most statewide searches are automated and provide results in less than one day. This search will include all counties within a state and provide a wider net search for the candidate—providing you a more comprehensive view of your search.

Multi-County Criminal Search

This unique and proprietary product line was created to offer a more robust search option than the Single County search. This search gives our clients a broader geographical search by including multiple counties all within one product. Plus, the average turnaround time is less than one day.  

County Court Researcher Network (Single County)

Asurint uses employees and independent contractors to research criminal records manually. A network of more than 3,000 researchers throughout the U.S. enables us to provide the best results even in the toughest of regions. The county researchers conduct the “walk-in” screening services for counties and municipalities where digital records can’t be accessed to find possible felonies and misdemeanors.


Asurint offers fingerprinting, a biometric-based background check, to confirm identification against government agency criminal history data. We partner with a nationwide fingerprint collection network with over 800 locations, and is one of only thirteen electronic fingerprint submission vendors recognized by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority to capture prints.

Federal Criminal

The Federal Criminal search consists of information provided by the Federal District Courts regarding violations of the Constitution or federal law, and may not appear on county court records. These crimes may include:

  • Tax evasion
  • Embezzlement
  • Bank robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Mail fraud
  • Other federal statute violations

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) / Patriot Act

Asurint’s Patriot Act Report provides an instant database search of over 80 national and international security and sanction lists, including (not limited to):

  • Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
  • Health and Human Services Exclusions List
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
  • Specially Designated Nationals List
  • Interpol Fugitives List
  • FBI Most Wanted List
  • Terrorist Watch List
  • Nurse Aide Registry
  • Abuse/Child Abuse Registry

These lists include individuals and businesses involved in terrorist activities, money laundering, illegal imports, fraud against government agencies, violations of federal banking regulations and fugitives from justice.

Fraud and Abuse Control Information System (FACIS®)

This is the most robust background search for healthcare professionals. FACIS® provides information on healthcare individuals and entities excluded from federal healthcare programs (Medicare, Medicaid, etc.) as well as adverse actions taken by licensing boards and certification agencies of state governments in all 50 states.
FACIS® reduces risk for our clients by identifying individuals involved in medical malpractice, negligent credentialing and/or privileging, vicarious liability and corporate negligence suits and whistleblower actions.

Candidate Adjudication Assistant

Candidate Adjudication Assistant (CAA) uses your criminal risk matrix to assess all criminal records on background checks. CAA identifies candidates with offenses that could potentially impact hiring and flags them for review, enabling fast-focused attention to relevant criminal records.

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