Background Screening

Hire Image LLC is pleased to partner with Security First & Associates to provide you with complete background screening services. You can easily request searches, track pending and completed reports and retrieve and archive completed background reports using our secure online system — all with a click of your mouse!

Hire Image provides background screening, drug testing and employment verification services for businesses, associations, non-profits, universities, healthcare institutions, staffing agencies, call centers, and government organizations throughout the United States.

Let Hire Image be your one-stop background screening resource. It’s what we do – every day.

Whether you’re looking to pre-screen a job candidate or volunteer, verify education or employment history on an applicant’s resume, perform a background or credit check, or schedule drug screening appointments, we can help.

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Enter the promo code “Security1st” to take advantage of Security First & Associates pricing when you sign up. 

Hire Image’s secure Web-based system enables you to easily request online background checks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our advanced technology – combined with information obtained from over 15,000 courts across the U.S. – makes your screening process fast, simple and affordable. Search for past criminal history, fraudulent social security numbers, untruthful resumes, sex offender records, workers compensation claims, falsified applications, drug arrests, traffic violations, bankruptcy, liens and judgments, terrorist activity, and more. Our turnaround times are between 24 and 72 hours, making us one of the most reliable and comprehensive agencies in the industry.

Industry-specific packages

For information on industry-specific packages, click here.

Recommended Screening Packages

Hire Image LLC offers several recommended screening packages for all employers, as well as industry-specific packages. Prices vary depending on your package selection and the additional items that may be added to each package. Please call to speak with a representative if you need a custom screening package and pricing.

Level 1 Search – $20*

Level 2 Search – $30*

Level 3 Search – $40*

Plus access fees. Access fees for State, County, and DMV can be found here

•  For “a la carte” pricing, click here.

•  For industry-specific packages and pricing, click here.

Additional Suggested Items

Credit Report
DMV Records
Drug Screening
Education Verification
Employment Verification
Continuous Criminal Monitoring – CrimCheck

See our full list of services

‘A la carte’ pricing

Click on an item in the list below to jump to a brief description and pricing. Contact us if there is an item you need not listed here.

Abuse Registry Search

Address & Social Security Number Trace

Bankruptcy Filing

Civil Search – County

Civil Search – Federal

Continuous Criminal Monitoring – CrimCheck

Credit Report

Criminal Search



Nationwide Database Search


Driving Records (also known as MVR, DMV or RMV Records)

Drug Screening

Export Denial List Search

Federal Reserve Board Sanction List Search

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Search

I-9 Solution with Free E-Verify®

International Criminal Search

Liens & Judgment Search

Media Search

MedScan – Individual

MedScan – Organization

MedScan USA – Individual

MedScan USA – Organization

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals List (SDNL)

Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Search

Patriot Act Search

Sex Offender Registry Search

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Search

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Filing Search

Verification – Education

Verification – Employment

Verification – Professional License

Verification – Reference Check

Worker’s Compensation Claims

Other Services

Abuse Registry Search – $10
Many states maintain central child and elder abuse registries. Hire Image will search the appropriate registry and report any results found. This information is invaluable when the applicant is working with children, the elderly or any vulnerable party.

Address & Social Security Number Trace – $10
This employee screening tool will verify that the social security number provided matches the applicant’s information. This search may reveal other names used by the applicant in addition to the applicant’s addresses over the past 10 years. This information can be used to expand an applicant’s criminal history search.

Bankruptcy Filing – $10
Bankruptcy filing reports contain debtor information, jurisdiction, case number, date filed, chapter, disposition date, disposition and filing status.

Civil Search – County – $20*
This employee screening service involves a County-level (Plaintiff and Defendant) search for lawsuits in the general and limited jurisdictions, or “upper” and “lower” courts. General jurisdiction searches uncover cases involving dollar amounts great than $25,000; limited jurisdiction searches generally involve less than $25,000 and may not include small claims. Provides file date, parties involved, cause of action and case status when cases are uncovered.

Civil Search – Federal – $14 (Includes all Jurisdictions)
This is a District level search for civil cases filed in the US District Court. Provides file date, parties involved, cause of action and case status when cases are uncovered.

Continuous Criminal Monitoring – CrimCheck – $15 for 12- Month Subscription
CrimCheck regularly scans nationwide criminal databases for criminal activity of your employees. CrimCheck provides continuous monitoring, enabling identification of at-risk behaviors that may be cause for termination. CrimCheck can identify criminal behavior after hire. Initial Nationwide Criminal Database Search required.

Credit Report – $14
This report will provide a profile of the applicant’s credit history including, charge-offs, collection accounts, public records, trade lines, bankruptcies, judgments, garnishments and monthly payment history. Credit reports are an invaluable pre-employment screening tool for candidates who may be handling cash, inventory, or finance/accounting. This report assists in determining an applicant’s responsibility level, and can also identify financial situations that are reflective of the applicant’s ethical behavior. Initial registration required.

Criminal Search – County – $14*
Hire Image performs a County Court Records Search for any Felony and/or Misdemeanor convictions within the last 7 years for all of the relevant Counties and alias or maiden names that show up on the Social Security Verification (or the Counties/names that you choose). This search is conducted via hands-on research and/or direct access to court records. Through our carefully scrutinized network of court researchers, we have the capability to search every County in the United States.

Criminal Search – Federal –  $12 (Includes all Jurisdictions)
This employee background check searches for violations of Federal law that are recorded in US District Courts. Federal Crimes can involve serious offenses such as embezzlement, robbery, drug trafficking and kidnapping. Unfortunately, the searchable index for Federal District Courts have very little identifying information, so confirming a record match can be time consuming.

Criminal Search – Nationwide Database Search – $10
Hire Image has access to a data file of over 450 million offender records, including felony conviction information, state department of corrections records, and some misdemeanor information. Most state’s records are updated on a monthly basis. The file also contains over 8 million alias names and nearly 68 million offenses. This search can uncover offenses committed inside/outside of the applicant’s county/counties of residence. A nationwide search is not recommended as the primary criminal search due to limitations of the data. If derogatory information is found using the database search, it is prudent to verify the accuracy of the record at the county-level court. However, a nationwide search is a great employee screening product to complement the county-level searches and broaden the scope of your criminal background. The report also includes information from the following sources:
o Multi-State Sex Offender Database,
o FBI Terrorist List,
o Federal/State/Local Wanted Fugitive Lists,
o Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List) from The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Criminal Search – Statewide – $10*
For many states, a statewide repository can be searched for criminal records. These repositories rely on the reporting of the county-level courts in that state, and oftentimes can be lacking valuable information. Hire Image will work with your company to determine if a state search is a good choice in your particular area. If your state repository is not complete, it can used as a “safety net” to catch crimes perpetrated outside of the county of residence.

Driving Records (also known as MVR, DMV or RMV Records) – $10*
The MVR report can warn companies about suspensions, DUI charges and potential substance abuse problems. DMV records are an integral part of any employee background check for applicants seeking positions involving driving responsibilities.

Drug Screening & Physicals – Varies
Hire Image has contracts with laboratories throughout the United States. We can provide standard 5, 8, 9 and 10-panel urinalysis screenings including DOT drug screens. All screenings are reviewed by a Medical Review Officer (MRO). Results available through our web based interface. Saliva swab testing, oral fluid testing and hair testing are also available. Routine fitness-for-duty and DOT driver physicals can be arranged at clinics across the country.

Export Denial List Search – $10
Hire Image will search the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security’s list of individuals and entities that have been denied export privileges. Any dealings with a party on this list that would violate the terms of its denial order is prohibited.

Federal Reserve Board Sanction List Search – $10
The Federal Reserve takes formal enforcement actions against entities including state member banks, bank holding companies, and officers, directors, employees, and certain other categories of individuals associated with these entities for violations of laws, rules, or regulations, unsafe or unsound practices, breaches of fiduciary duty, and violations of final orders.

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Search – $10
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. Information is provided on brokers and individuals currently or formerly registered with FINRA or those that have ever been (1) the subject of a final regulatory event, (2) convicted of or pled guilty or nolo contendere to a crime, (3) the subject of a civil injunction or civil court finding involving a violation of any investment-related statute(s) or regulation(s), or (4) a respondent or defendant in an arbitration or civil litigation which resulted in an award, decision or judgment for a customer that has been reported to CRD.

I-9 Solution with Free E-Verify® – $10 per Form I-9 Filing
Hire Image’s federally approved I-9 Solution, electronic I-9 compliance with free E-Verify®, protects and secures your information with digital storage made safe and simple. Real-time validation of information, duplication alert, expiration notices and easy information retrieval. Initial registration required.

International Criminal Search – $25*
Hire Image has access to international searches in over 250 countries. Information needed and results found vary by country. We are happy to assist you in determining the most efficient and effective international search for your company.

Liens & Judgment Search – $20
Based on the jurisdiction searched, this report may include civil judgments, county, state and federal tax liens and small claims.

Media Search – $15
Hire Image searches various databases to find articles from newspapers, trade magazines, professional journals, and many other sources.  Search includes online social networking sites. These searches can uncover a myriad of information such as publication of awards, articles and other achievements by the applicant, or references to criminal activity, business transactions and disputes.

MedScan – Individual – $10
Provides sanction information, for a single state, on healthcare individuals. This search meets the requirements for screening by the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Compliance Program with information from the following data sources: OIG, General Services Administration, Federal Drug Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Tri-Care (formally Champus).

MedScan – Organization – $15
Provides sanction information, for a single state, on healthcare organizations. This search meets the requirements for screening by the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Compliance Program with information from the following data sources: OIG, General Services Administration, Federal Drug Administration, Drug Enforcement Administration, and Tri-Care (formally Champus).

MedScan USA – Individual – $15
An enhanced version of MedScan that searches all 50 states and includes the Patriot Act Search for a more complete search.

MedScan USA – Organization – $20
An enhanced version of MedScan – Organization that searches all 50 states and includes the Patriot Act Search for a more complete search.

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Specially Designated Nationals List (SDNL) – $10
Hire Image will search this list compiled by the Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). OFAC’s regulations may prohibit a transaction if a party on this list is involved. The SDN List search identifies organizations or individuals linked to illegal trade, terrorism, international narcotics trafficking, and those engaged in activities related to weapons of mass destruction.

Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Search – $10
A search of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of the Inspector General’s list of excluded individuals/entities.

Patriot Act Search – $10
Meeting the requirements of the USA Patriot Act, this search includes a check of the following databases:
o Australian Reserve Bank Businesses
o Australian Reserve Bank Individuals
o Bank of England Sanctions
o Commodity Futures Trading Commission List of Regulatory & Self-Regulatory Authorities
o Defense Trade Controls (DTC) Debarred Parties
o FBI Fugitives 10 Most Wanted, Most Wanted Terrorists and Monthly Most Wanted
o Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Special Alert List
o Foreign Agent Registrations
o International Police Most Wanted
o Office of Foreign Asset Control
o OFAC – Enhanced Sanctioned Countries
o Office of Controller of Currency of Unauthorized Banks
o OSFI – Canada
o Palestinian Legislative Council
o Politically Exposed Persons
o State Department Terrorist Exclusions
o Terrorists Inside of European Union
o Terrorists Outside of European Union
o United Nations Named Terrorists
o US Bureau of Industry and Security – Unverified Entity List
o US Bureau of Industry and Security – Denied Entity List
o US Bureau of Industry and Security – Denied Person List
o World Bank Ineligible Firms

Sex Offender Registry Search – $5
Hire Image can identify criminals convicted of sex crimes by utilizing sex offender registries throughout the country. The list includes information from registries in all 50 states.  In most cases if there is a name match, Hire Image can provide a photo of the offender for positive identification.

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Search – $10
This search reveals certain financing statements, agricultural liens and other lien documents.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Filing Search – $10
The SEC oversees the key participants in the securities world, including securities exchanges, securities brokers and dealers, investment advisors, and mutual funds. The SEC requires public companies to disclose meaningful financial and other information to the public. Companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms that will be revealed in the search.

Verification – Education – $10*
This employee screening service verifies the accreditation status of the institution, start date, end date, major, and degree; hence, a great resource for uncovering resume inflation and/or fraud.

Verification – Employment – $10*
This report includes start date, end date and position. Other information obtained may include ending salary, reason for leaving, and eligibility for rehire. With accurate information about a candidate’s previous jobs, you can hire more qualified applicants.

Verification – Professional License – $10*
This report verifies professional licenses for educators, CPAs, attorneys, medical professionals and any other licensed employee.

Verification – Reference Check – $10
These reports will offer insight into the applicant’s personality, reliability, trustworthiness and overall behavior. Reference questions can be customized to your company’s specifications. Verification of personal and business credentials is a valuable tool during the hiring process.

Worker’s Compensation Claims – $15*After a conditional job offer is made, the Worker’s Compensation Claims report may be requested. Not available in all states.

Other Services
If you are interested in an employee screening service that you do not see here, please call Hire Image, 1-888-433-0090 for pricing and description.

* Plus access fees.  Access fees for State, County, and DMV can be found here.