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        03-31-2014, 11:56 AM
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    Foal
    Federal Background Check Services?

    Our organization is looking into the best way to conduct federal background checks on our volunteers. It's a requirement for certification that we are going through. So far we haven't been able to find any way to do this that is free. Most services have a monthly fee plus a charge per application (around $10-$20). We have about 50 active volunteers so this is going to be a large cost for us. Coming off of a harsh winter, funds are low.

    Does anyone have any advice for doing all of this? I know some states offer free background checks, but it needs to be a nation-wide search. If you use a pay service, which ones are reputable?

    Thanks for any help you can offer.
         
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        03-31-2014, 04:08 PM
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    Green Broke
    I'm fairly certain you can google a service like that, and websites will come up? I have never used one, and I don't know how reliable they are... But at least it's a starting point xD
         
        03-31-2014, 09:12 PM
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    Foal
    We have tried googling, but a lot of them look sketchy. One that proclaimed to be free required you input a credit card in order to use their "free" service.
         
        03-31-2014, 09:28 PM
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    Trained
    I know of no free way to get the type of background check that employers do.
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        04-01-2014, 04:49 AM
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    Green Broke
    Have the volunteers pay for it ?
         
        04-01-2014, 06:57 AM
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    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TerraBella    
    Does anyone have any advice for doing all of this? I know some states offer free background checks, but it needs to be a nation-wide search. If you use a pay service, which ones are reputable?
    Suggest you contact your local police/sheriff/clerk of courts for info. In our area, they have a list of background check services that have registered with them.
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        04-02-2014, 07:51 PM
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    Yearling
    Why not contact your local Special Olympics chapter and coordinator.

    Every SO volunteer that is certified to work with the athletes is background checked and thoroughly...there is no fee for the volunteers and being how SO works can't imagine if they pay for this service it is very much.

    As you are doing "therapeutic riding" you might fall under the umbrella of Special Olympics and be able to use their agreements for securing "safe" workers with your students...
    If nothing else, that organization should be able to point you in the right direction...

    Just an idea...
         
        04-03-2014, 10:25 AM
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    Foal
    Thanks for the advice. We haven't even considered checking with Special Olympics. We participated in the equestrian events for the first time last September. I will pass along the information and see if we get a response.
         
        04-03-2014, 07:52 PM
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    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by TerraBella    
    Our organization is looking into the best way to conduct federal background checks on our volunteers. It's a requirement for certification that we are going through. So far we haven't been able to find any way to do this that is free. Most services have a monthly fee plus a charge per application (around $10-$20). We have about 50 active volunteers so this is going to be a large cost for us. Coming off of a harsh winter, funds are low.

    Does anyone have any advice for doing all of this? I know some states offer free background checks, but it needs to be a nation-wide search. If you use a pay service, which ones are reputable?

    Thanks for any help you can offer.
    Call your state police and ask them how much they charge to do that. Ask your regulating agency if they will meet their requirements. Good luck.
         
        04-10-2014, 12:36 PM
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    Foal
    Yes, State Police are the best way to do that, and you know it will get done.
         

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