Independent Contractor Background Check

Background checks that meet the challenges of geographically dispersed contractor networks

The processes and features of our independent contractor background check programs are designed to keep work environments safe while mitigating operational, legal and reputational risks. We understand the safety of your customers is your number one priority and so we’ve designed each facet of this screening process with that in mind.

Criminal Background Checks

Conducting a criminal background check can help you to reduce the risk of theft, workplace violence and turnover. It prevents you from hiring personnel that may not be fit to work for your organization. At PlusOne Solutions, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to contractor background screenings. We go as in-depth as possible and search from a variety of databases and primary record sources to ensure that our searches are thorough and comprehensive. This includes National Criminal Databases, statewide repositories and even individual county courthouses.

 Additional search tools include:

  • Identity search tools that verify personally identifiable information, uncovering additional names and places of residence as well as verifying the date of birth associated with the individual.
  • Searching multiple county courts where the applicant has lived, including searches for given, maiden and alias names, where available.
  •  National Criminal Database search containing additional activity that may have occurred outside a subject’s listed area of residence as well as government databases/watch lists and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
  • Searching Federal Courts 
  • Department of Justice Sex Offender Search


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Continuous Criminal Monitoring

We’re committed to ensuring all contractors and employees are background checked to limit any risks. However, we don’t stop there. We’ve developed a continuous monitoring service that provides customizable, timely updates on crime or incarceration events that occur within your workforce after the initial background screening. 

Instead of showing historical results like a traditional background check provides, continuous monitoring results are actually effective from the date the individual is entered into the program and forward from that date on. This service is the ongoing process of reviewing records on an individual that may flag internal threats and safety concerns. By providing notice within 24 hours of incarceration or booking event, you will be able to identify potential behavior which may pose a risk to your business, customers and brand reputation.

Looking to add an extra layer of security to your background check program? Contact us to learn more about how continuous monitoring can benefit your business.

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Contractor Drug Testing

Employees with substance abuse problems are less productive, make more mistakes, miss more time and turnover more frequently. Accuracy and depth are extremely important, therefore we use every available tool to screen prospective employees to ensure that you and your customers are protected. Our drug testing for independent contractors includes:

  •  A network of nearly 15,000 collection facilities across the United States
  •  Testing conducted by laboratories certified by the US Department of Health and Human Services.
  •  Results reviewed by a certified Medical Review Officer to ensure accuracy and reliability.
  •  Standard 5 and 9-Panel tests available.

*Customized panels available

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Motor Vehicle Reports

Reducing the risk of company cars being involved in a crash or causing an accident while serving as the face of your company is sometimes overlooked, even if you’re already performing background checks. Not here. By compiling the subject’s name, driver’s license number and state of issue, we conduct a search of the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV)’s records for driving status and history. We also report on the accuracy of given information compared to the information maintained by the DMV including name accuracy, driver’s license number and possibly reported date of birth (as available). The MVR does a deep dive to generate a report that includes the class of the license, citation history, accident history, suspension information, license restrictions and current status of the driver’s license.

Note*: Search scope is limited by the individual state DMV and is at least 3 years, depending on the state. Many moving violations involving vehicular use are convicted and available in the criminal court searches such as DUI/DWI, vehicular homicide, reckless driving, etc. New Hampshire and Washington require specific forms and Pennsylvania and Puerto Rico have an alternative process.


Provide customers with peace of mind through our proprietary badging system. Photo badges are available for qualified service technicians in both digital and printed versions.

They will be prominently displayed on the contractor’s uniform for visibility. Customers can verify the validity of the badge by simply using a smartphone to scan a QR code on the badge or logging onto

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The Benefits of Independent Contractor Background Checks

If your service network depends on independent contractors to serve your members or customers, you need to be certain they will represent your brand as professionally as possible. If one of these outside vendors sends a representative who has a criminal record or substance abuse issue to your customer’s home, it can have a number of unintended negative consequences. Beyond the immediate concern for customers’ safety and well-being, any vendor who doesn’t live up to your standards can do irreparable harm to your reputation. That’s why background verification for contract employees carried out by a trusted third-party firm is so important.

Having experts conducting contractor background screening on your behalf means you will have a consistent policy in place for your network of contractors. Both you and your customers can have peace of mind that comes from knowing the workers being sent out under your name will live up to the high standards you set. Subcontractor background checks ensure these workers will be professional, courteous and perform their tasks in the most effective manner possible. If you want to learn more about how we can help you establish your contractor verification system, get in touch with us today.

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Through our innovative use of technology combined with human expertise, PlusOne Solutions separates itself from other background screening providers.

Our years of experience in managing compliance for large networks, coupled with our advanced technology and high touch approach to service will give you and your customers the confidence that their safety is your number one priority.

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