Background Screening

What background screening does CSVS provide?

The CSVS certification is composed of two background screening components - comprehensive commercial background screening & monthly monitored background screening.

Comprehensive commercial background screening

The commercial background check is the first screening process that occurs when an applicant is enrolled in CSVS. All new applicants receive this screening within 48 hours of being enrolled in the program. The system performs a SSN Trace and screens an applicant against a nationwide criminal database check. Searches include:


The results of the screening are made available to the enrolled applicant within 48 hours. Upon receiving their results, the applicant has up to five days to review and dispute any potential certification disqualifiers using Secure Visitor Screening. After five days, or when the applicant has completed their review (whichever comes first), the results are made available to the organization’s authorized administrator(s).

After the authorized administrator(s) complete their review of the results, they can elect to enroll the applicant into the training.

Additional background screenings

Organizations may request additional background screening services for a nominal fee depending upon the service requested. Examples include:

  • Motor Vehicle Registry
  • Education Verification
  • Employment Verification
  • Reference Verification
  • Professional License Verification
  • I-9 Employment Eligibility