In todays day and age, getting a college degree is commonplace. Most people who have a degree will at some point have an education background check performed on them to ensure the information they are providing a prospective employer is accurate.
So what is an education background check?
An education background check is used to verify the training or education for someone applying for a job. Typically, the check will verify the dates of attendance and whether or not the degree was obtained. Most degrees are verified by the Admissions and Records office of the school or institution. Some institutions use third-party companies to verify education, and may or may not charge a fee.
How long does it take?
Most education checks are completed within one to two business days. Some institutions may prefer verification requests via mail, which can also add to the length of the process. Depending on the circumstance, some education checks may take a few weeks or even months to return.
What about international degrees?
Education Checks can also verify international education. Typically, the process is similar to a domestic education check. The company sends the inquiry to the school or institution requesting the information; however, some schools have policies that prohibit disclosing this information to anyone besides the former student. This can cause a significant delay in the process. Please reach out if you want to implement an education background check that includes international screening.
How far back do the verifications go?
There are many factors which determine how far back the search can go, but most verifications could go back to the high school level of education. The time frame that the verification can go back depends heavily on the institutions specific policies on giving that information away.