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Background Check

Due to direct access to private financial information, the mortgage industry has mandated annual background screenings for Notary Signing Agents and everyone involved during a loan signing.  Our screenings follow the standards established by the Signing Professionals Workgroup and do a 10 year look back on the following:

The Standard specifies that a compliant background screening will search the following sources of data:


  • Social Security Number Trace
  • County Criminal Court Search
  • Federal District Court Search
  • Nationwide Criminal Database
  • Motor Vehicle Records Search
  • National Sex Offender database Search
  • USA Patriot Act including Terrorist Watch List
  • —United Nations Named Terrorist List
  • —Office of Foreign Asset Control Specially  Designated Nationals & Blocked Persons
  • —Bank of England Sanctions
  • —Department of Defense Trade Controls Debarred  Parties
  • —U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security Unverified Entity List
  • —U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security Denied Entity List
  • —U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security Denied Persons List
  • —World Bank List of Debarred Firms

The Background Screening process is typically completed within 5 to 15 business days. (Turn-around time may be as long as 10 – 15 business days, due to special handling requirements.)

You will be notified via email of your screening result and its compliance with the industry requirements. You will be able to view and print your screening details on the secure website immediately after you receive your notification.

We have partnered with to provide Background Screenings. Once you check out, you will receive an e-mail from within 24-48 hours to complete the Background Screening process. created a Background check that is faster and fairer. Checkr is an API first technology platform that combines the best in human expertise, AI and machine learning. They embedded fairness in the process and they focus on the candidates experience and they make it easy for people to understand reports so that they can make fair decisions. has built an innovative product that seeks to support a fairer future by designing a technology that works to create opportunities for all.

Once you purchase the Background Check, you will receive an email from to complete the process. All Background Checks are according to the standards set by the Signing Professionals Workgroup.

Click here to order a Background Screening