Student Direct by Verified Credentials Provides Student Background Checks for Any School Need

January 24, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Lakeville, Minn. — (January 2007) — Student Direct powered by Verified Credentials, Inc. presents an extensive selection of background checks to assist schools and organizations with their student background screening programs. Student Directís array of products and services are at no cost to schools and a minimum expense to students.

The components of an inclusive background check include: criminal record histories to prevent liability issues from negligence, registry searches to promote compliance with legal and hospital board requirements, and employment and academic verifications to allow a school to know the true credentials of student candidates.

Verified Credentialsí nationwide network compiles up-to-date and accurate information for a criminal background check. A studentís past criminal behavior of felonies and misdemeanors can be determined by conducting county, state, and federal criminal searches as well as National Criminal Database searches. In addition, Social Security Searches identify undisclosed residences and aliases of a candidate; supplementary criminal searches can be conducted on the searchable jurisdictions revealed for a more comprehensive criminal history report.

The OIG and GSA are additional searches which may be required by healthcare facilities to determine individuals and entities excluded from healthcare and federal procurement programs. Adult Abuse, Child Abuse and Sex Offender Registries confirm actions of abuse or sexual offenses. Other Specially Designated National Searches from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) identify terrorists, narcotics traffickers and individuals denied export privileges. Due to the at risk population that students may have contact with, organizations are expected to take appropriate measures to ensure safety, including conducting searches with these important registries.

Finally, a comprehensive background check may include Employment, Academic and Professional License verifications that confirm the dates, titles, and pertinent background information of the student. These verifications ensure that a school knows the credibility of its students. The result is beyond liability prevention and safety priorities; a school can make a better choice for the best student for its programs. For more information about Student Direct products and services, please visit us on the Web at

About Us
Student Direct by Verified Credentials, a distinguished leader in student background screening for schools and organizations, specializes in quality products and services that combine years of industry expertise and secure technology to create a streamlined, comprehensive screening solution. Since 1984, Verified Credentials has been offering a broad array of products and services to meet both large and small organizationsí background screening needs. Verified Credentials is a premier provider of criminal history checks, academic records, professional licenses, employment verifications, FACIS database searches, Sex Offender Registry, adult and child abuse registry searches, social security trace reports and many other background screening products and services. As a National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) founding member and a national Consumer Reporting Agency, Verified Credentials takes legal compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), data accuracy and information security seriously, ensuring superior quality in background reports. With the customerís needs at the forefront of its values, Verified Credentials also provides invaluable Client Services support that directly responds to Student Direct organizationsí and studentsí questions, a primary benefit sustaining an unsurpassed customer retention rate.