One Source Screening Solutions

Pre-Employment Screening
Certified Contractors
Volunteer Screening
Tenant Screening

We help our clients assess and mitigate the risks associated with employee hiring practices by providing an extensive array of proprietary screening products and services — all offering high accuracy, expediency and cost efficiency. Throughout our many years in business, we have always listened to our clients carefully, and worked with them closely, to deliver specialized, disciplined service expertise.

We found over the years that clients look for bundles or packages with their screening needs. One Source The Background Check Company offers two comprehensive packages to assist you:


Student Screening Program

Student Screening Program

One Source offers our Student Screening Programs to universities, colleges, and other educational institutions around the country. By centralizing your students’ screening needs, much of the confusion is eliminated for the student. One Source proudly offers tools for assisting students and schools complete their background check requirements. Tools such as:

  • Electronic Release Forms
  • Student “Self-Pay” through our Website
  • Individualized Log In Pages
  • Customized Instructions
  • Student Discounts on Top Services

One Source Certified Contractors

Certified Contractors

How can you ensure that your contractors are performing background checks equal to the high-quality checks you are using in your organization? With so many cut-rate companies out there providing inferior background checks — and many contractors performing no checks at all — it is quite possible that when you have contractors on site, their employees could have a criminal history. The One Source Certified Contractors program allows contractors to check the backgrounds of their employees and determine their eligibility for work.

Click here to learn more about One Source Certified Contractors.

TransUnion Employment Credit Report

TransUnion Employment Credit Report

TransUnion has a specialty report designed specifically for employment. It is quick, and easy to read. All information which cannot be utilized for employment decisions has been redacted from this report.

Credit and the ability to maintain finances is imperative for retailers, corporations, and non-profit entities alike. Persons in positions with access to:

  • Company Credit Cards
  • Check Signing
  • Petty Cash
  • Retail Cash Handling
  • Cash Counting

Must be of good character. Abuse of expense accounts and petty cash funds are some of the most rampant ways employees steal.
For more information regarding reading credit reports please click here to download the TransUnion Credit Report Guide.

Professional License Verification Report

Professional License Verification is extremely important for screening anyone who holds a local, state, or federal license to perform their job. There are hundreds of classes of professional licenses maintained by state and federal governments. As an employer, it is important for you to perform a license check or license verification to ensure that your employee’s qualifications are up-to-date. Often times these are required searches under the law.

License Verification for Employers

One Source can help your company complete the necessary license verification procedures no matter the size of your workforce or your industry. We are seasoned in the license check process, meaning we know the protocols to follow. With our license verification services, you can focus on getting your job done — we’ll make sure your employees have their qualifications.

Our license check services include verification of the following:

  • License Status
    • Current
    • Expired
    • Denied
    • Revoked
  • Expiration Dates
  • Disciplinary Actions Against Said License (Where available)
  • Additional Certifications Held or Obtained (Where Available)

Global Watch

Global Watch

The Global Report is comprised of information from several different sources. Many aspects of the Global Report are required for various government, school, and business contracts. Included in these searches are the following national and international lists:

  • FBI Most Wanted
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)Registries
    • Terrorist Watch List
    • Terrorist Known Supporters
    • Presidential Act 13220
  • Interpol Wanted
  • Bank of Scotland
  • ATF Most Wanted
  • and MANY more

Department of Motor Vehicles Driver’s History

Department of Motor Vehicles Driver’s History

Department of Motor Vehicle Driver’s History Reports provide information such as:

  • License Status
    • Valid
    • Expired
    • Suspended
    • Revoked
  • Classes (pertinent to on the job driving)
    • Semi-truck
    • Motorcycle
  • Violations
    • Traffic Tickets
    • DUI
    • Reckless Driving
    • Etc.
  • Previous licenses from other states

Workers Compensation History

Workers Compensation History

This is a listing of all workers’ compensation claims filed by the applicant. This service is available at the state level in most states. Information returned will contain:

  • A Description of the Injury
  • Doctor’s Outcome
  • Any Restrictions
  • Other Pertinent Information Regarding the Claim

To find out if your state participates, call us today.

Please note that this service is only to be utilized to verify information on new hires concerning ability to perform job duties.

Adult or Child Abuse Registries

Adult or Child Abuse Registries

Most abuse of adults and children is not criminal through sexual exploitation or theft. The abuse registry is often required for licensure with the state when working with children or dependent adults (in home childcare programs, foster care, nursing home work, etc.). Each registry contains several non-criminal classes of information such as:

  • Accusations of Malnourishment
  • Multiple Abuse Allegations
  • Non-Convicted Criminal Charges
  • Other Non-Criminal Charges
  • Other Non-Criminal Information

The registries are mainly available only to those needing state or federal licensure through an organization such as Health and Human Services.

Education Verification

Education Verification

Education Verification should be performed on all incoming applicants to ensure that they have achieved the level of education that they claim to have completed on their application. One Source reviews:

  • Degree Obtained
  • Date Obtained
  • Dates Attended
  • GPA (Where available)
  • Degree Mills Alert*

*Degree Mills are online universities that offer degrees for money, not course work.

Health Care Exclusion Database

Health Care Exclusion Database

One Source’s Health Care Exclusion Database contains information from state and federal sources regarding persons whom are excluded from working on government healthcare contracts such as Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, etc… due to potential scenarios including theft, misinformation, and more.

Examples of what one might find on such a search include:

  • Abuse Allegations
  • License Revocations
  • Medicare/ Medicaid Fraud
  • Disciplinary Actions
  • and more…

This service combines real-time searches with database information to create the most comprehensive and up to date exclusion search available. Several levels of the Health Care Exclusion Database exist as different states require different search procedures on hospital, clinical, or other health care related employees.



The Office of Inspector General (OIG), General Service Administration (GSA) and Excluded Parties Listing Service (EPLS) are searches that most hospitals know all too well. Required at the time of hire and annually, these databases were designed by the government to ensure that persons excluded from certain medical-related jobs are not hired accidentally by end user hospitals or clinics.

Examples of what one might find in such a search are:

  • Medicare/ Medicaid Fraud
  • License Revocations
  • Abuse Allegations
  • Disciplinary Actions
  • and more…

All searches are made in real time. No database or old information is used.

Professional References

Professional References

Professional References are the new hybrid reference in the HR world. Stirring quite a buzz, this reference is required to be an ex-supervisor. Reference questions are asked regarding performance and work history information is obtained. The best pre-employment reference on the market, we have pre-defined questions available for your use or your own custom questions can be substituted.

DOT Screening

The Department of Transportation has defined a specific pre-employment process, including DOT screening, for Over the Road Truck Drivers and other employees who fall within the DOT’s scope. This consists of:

  • Telephone Calls
  • Drug Testing (conducted per DOT screening requirements)
  • Physicals
  • Motor Vehicle Records
  • and more DOT screening components

One Source has been a trusted ally in the DOT screening field for several years. Our fresh approach to DOT screening gets your drivers on the road faster. When you have questions about the DOT screening process or need help following DOT regulations, we can step in to ensure your DOT screening is properly conducted.

Drug Testing with eScreen®

Drug Testing with eScreen®

One source is proud to be an eScreen reseller. eScreen’s best-in-class, next-generation technology for screening and maintaining drug-free workforces. eScreen reduces program costs, incorporates a paperless process and automates compliance management.

Personal References

Personal References

Reference Checking can provide a keen insight to an individual’s past, but only if done correctly. One Source takes the time to set up your reference program with you. Offering services such as:

  • Custom Questions
  • Question Development
    • What do you want to know
    • What can and cannot be asked
  • Legal Assistance

We take great pride in the quality of our references versus most companies who only care about quantity.

Previous Employment Verifications

Previous Employment Verifications

Often skipped in the hiring process due to the time required to complete, previous employment verification is key to finding a quality employee. One Source contacts previous employers to verify:

  • Dates of Employment
  • Wages/Salary
  • Rehire Status
  • and more…

Previous employment is the largest source of falsification on applications. You can’t afford to trust your company to employees who aren’t who they claim to be. You can easily enhance and protect your business with our robust previous employment verification solutions.

County Criminal (If Applicable)

County Criminal

Regardless of whatever is currently “trending” in criminal background check services, county court checks are the only method to capture the most complete “picture” of your applicant’s possible criminal past. Misdemeanors such as DUI’s, Assault, Shoplifting and a host of many others fall under the radar of checks going through National or Felony State-wide webs.

One Source offers a proprietary criminal background check product that utilizes processes and networks developed over many years of field research in the background and investigative sectors. Besides using the latest technology and software to retrieve information, our staff will personally review every record to ensure the accuracy of the report resulting in unmatched turnaround time.

The One Source County Criminal (statewide if available) search includes inquiries into all county courts within the state, where available. Statewide searches are utilized ONLY if the quality of search is comparable to searches placed on the County level and no searches are driven from databases.

Multi Court Jurisdictional Database

Multi Court Jurisdictional Database

One Source’s Multi-Court Jurisdictional Database (Often referred to as Nationwide Alert) includes information from all 50 states including:

  • Proprietary Offender Data
  • Department of Corrections
  • Administrative Office of the Courts-dated back 7 years
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Traffic Court

Availability of records varies by jurisdiction. Due to these variances, One Source The Background Check Company recommends that this product be used as a supplemental search tool. For a full listing of jurisdictions, types of charges, etc., please refer to the coverage document disclosing information provided by each state (available upon request).

Application Verification / SSN Trace

Application Verification / SSN Trace

The road map to many of our background checks. The applicant verification product verifies:

  • That the Social Security Number (SSN) is a valid number
  • When the SSN was issued
  • What state the SSN was issued in
  • If the SSN is reported on Death Index
  • Names and addresses associated with the SSN

These names and addresses are not confirmed by the Social Security Administration (SSA), for the SSA and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmation please look at EVerify.

FINRA Broker Checks

BrokerCheck is a tool to help investors research the professional backgrounds of current and former FINRA-registered brokerage firms and brokers. It should be the first resource investors turn to when choosing whether to do business or continue to do business with a particular broker or brokerage firm.

The information made available through BrokerCheck is derived from the Central Registration Depository (CRD®), the securities industry online registration and licensing database. Information in CRD is obtained through forms that brokers, brokerage firms and regulators complete as part of the securities industry registration and licensing process. BrokerCheck features professional background information on approximately 1.3 million current and former FINRA-registered brokers and 17,000 current and former FINRA-registered brokerage firms.

Civil Records

Civil records will contain non-criminal court cases filed against a patron. Cases such as the following will be contained in civil records:

  • Protection Orders
  • Child Support Orders
  • Judgments
    • Garnishments
    • Collections
    • Small claims
  • Evictions
  • and more…

Civil records are often used to shed light on an applicant’s financial/ legal situation, and are records that are not typically found on credit reports.

Protection Orders

Because protection orders are non-criminal (they often derive from a criminal act but are filed in Civil Court) a separate search needs to be performed to locate them. One Source’s Protection Order Search is by county, statewide where available.

For coverage in your area, please contact us.

International Criminal Searches

Screening international workers presents several challenges. The first hurdle presented is what type of search to run in which country. Similar to the United States, other countries have local, state and federal checks. The best records vary by country and jurisdiction. The second stumbling block in international screening is confirming quality of information and security of data utilizing overseas research firms.

One Source proudly utilizes the services of companies that have proven themselves worthy of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners Accredited Vendor Program seal of approval. These companies have agreed to take decisive measures to protect personal information from overseas thieves.


E-Verify is a program administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) bureau, in partnership with the Social Security Administration. This is a web-based program that allows employers to verify that their employees are authorized to work in the United States.

E-Verify is required for all federal contractors. For documentation explaining this rule can be found here.

Several states, such as Nebraska, also require all state contractors and state / public organizations to participate in E-Verify.