Employers trust Universal Background Screening to Deliver Hire Quality™

Universal Background Screening provides comprehensive background screening services with a commitment to personalized, responsive service and accuracy in the information we provide. Our fully accredited services include exceptional turnaround time and ensure your company meets and exceeds all compliance guidelines. We help companies coast-to-coast make the background screening process easier and ensure our clients know everything they need to know about prospective employees.

We are proud to be a U.S.A. based background screening firm with 100% of our employees based in the U.S.A. Our experienced team can service your background screening needs in over 200 countries for drug testing, criminal and verification searches.

PBSA Accredited

Universal is one of a small percentage of screening firms accredited by the Professional Background Screening Association.

Personalized Service

As a client, you are assigned a client service team knowledgeable about your account and screening program.

Fast Turnaround Time

Universal delivers industry-leading turnaround time, providing results in less than 2 days for criminal searches and under 3 days for verifications.

Legal Compliance

We follow State and Federal Regulations and Industry best practices designed to protect your organization and assist in your compliance.

Advanced Client Portal

Universal’s user-friendly, web-based solution simplifies the background screening process. Submit orders, view pending as well as completed reports in real time, 24×7.

Multi-Unit Auto Retail Firm
We’re very pleased with our decision to use Universal Background to screen our candidates. They offer exceptional customer service and quick, reliable reports with an easy to use system. The level of professionalism is beyond what we expected.

Multi-Unit Auto Retail Firm

Medical Staffing
Universal is extremely customer service oriented, so they truly adapt to our preference of email and notifications. However, if I email to have someone give me a call, they respond immediately. Their communication is fabulous!

Medical Staffing

university system - hr - ii
I have worked with a half dozen background check companies over the past 10 years. My hands down favorite is Universal Background. Their customer service and their ability to adapt and accommodate needs is unmatched by other vendors.

University System

Healthcare System Director - ii
I have worked with the amazing team at Universal Background for several years, and I can always count on through background screenings, fair pricing, and FANTASTIC customer support. I never have to worry if my agencies are being taken care of—I know they are in great hands!

Healthcare System

Multi-Franchise Owner - ii
The integration of Universal Background Screening has provided the final piece that makes our service the full package. Now I can easily submit my background requests with the click of a button and have the results within a matter of days. I receive notifications when the process is complete, and don't have the hassle of moving between multiple websites. It's been a time saver, and any business owner can tell you that's worth its weight in gold.

Multi-Franchise Owner

Healthcare Staffing Firm - HR- ii
Since changing to Universal, we have noticed a huge difference in customer service and turnaround times for screenings. Thank you so much!

Healthcare Staffing Firm

Enterprise Healthcare System - hr - ii
Your customer service is outstanding!

Enterprise Healthcare System

Multi-Unit Auto Retail Firm - II
I’ve worked with a lot of business partners and third party vendors over time. Your team is by far the nicest group of people (and most cooperative!)

ATS Business Partner

Cancer Research Center - HR - II
The system is great and so user-friendly. I now have the option of the candidate completing and submitting their own screening, which has helped tremendously, saving me quite a bit of time.

Cancer Research Center


Companies like yours trust Universal

Universal Background Screening provides services to companies small and large, in a wide range of industries. No matter what kind of company you have and what your screening needs may be, we can help.

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