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The PRIORITY Advantage

Accurate, Fast, Affordable

Our compliant operating procedures, technological advancements, and exceptional customer service are our competitive advantages.

These qualities have enabled us to become one of the most sought-after screening companies in the U.S. Our expertise in background screening and drug testing, combined with our precise methodology for compliance and technological functionality, ensures that PRIORITY is the right decision for your screening needs.

Implementing our secure and cost-efficient program will streamline your process and help platform your business to great success.

System Features

Below you will find some valuable information about the tremendous flexibility and functionality of our system.


This enables applicants to fill out their information to be searched. An email is sent to the applicant with a Notification and Release Form attached to be electronically acknowledged and signed. Once completed, the application can be sent to our office from processing or to our client for review.

Continuous Criminal Monitoring

The opportunity to have updated information sent automatically via e-mail to a company, 365 days a year. We have a program that regularly scans our system for criminal activity of current hires/tenants. This service is beneficial by identifying new criminal activity even if a person’s pre-screen indicated no criminal records. These measures decrease the risk of reputational and brand damage.

We offer a more comprehensive approach to your workplace crime mitigation strategy. This service helps you to continue your due diligence with post employment screening, allow employers to greatly improve your efforts to create a more safe and secure workplace.

This is of most particular importance when organizations have employees/volunteers that:

  • Drive company vehicles
  • Directly handle money
  • Work directly with the disabled, children, or elderly
  • Enter private property

24/7 Live Customer Service

Our emphasis on delivering the highest quality customer service is unparralled. We provide 24/7 live customer service, ensuring you we will be there when you need us.

Support Services

  • Client relations representatives to assist and support your company
  • Wide-range of reporting and data management including online ordering and results reporting
  • Assistance ensuring compliance with all federal and state laws

Report Updates

Live client relations specialist update the time of completion, hourly. This keeps clients informed of the status of their report and an estimated time of completion.

Management Tools

Here at PRIORITY, we offer multiple management reports for managers to analyze and review.

Quick Guidelines

Background Screening Process

A quality background screening process will aid in determining risk associated with an applicant. More and more organizations are seeking to improve safety, deter crime and violence, and promote a safe and healthy surrounding environment.

Optimal efficiency is achieved with confident decisions made. It slows productivity, increases the number of accidents, decreases employee morale, and cuts into the profitability of a company’s bottom line.

Advantages of Background Screening:



At PRIORITY, we have established collaborations with a diverse range of Applicant Tracking Systems. Our objective is to support you in making most intelligent hiring and employee management decisions. Our integrated solutions can help you cut down on hiring expenses and speed up the recruitment process.

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Live client relations specialists carefully review the content and complete every report request by positively matching the applicant’s identity to the record before returning it.

This human element brings value to our client’s, assuring accuracy with the layer of personal review and data scrub. Thus, leading to client’s receiving an accurate report, from a highly personalized controlled environment.

The final background check is fully compliant with Section 613 of the Fair Credit and Reporting Act (FRCA) and contains verified information that companies can use with confidence during the applicant screening process.


Frequently Asked Questions

We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to provide you with quick and easy answers. If you still have any questions that aren’t covered in our FAQ’s, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly customer service team. We’re always happy to help you with any questions you may have.

The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act was enacted in 1971. The FCRA created the first federal regulation of the consumer reporting industry citing “a need to ensure that consumer reporting agencies exercise their grave responsibilities with fairness, impartiality and a respect for the consumer’s right to privacy.”

Yes. Criminal records are public information, but credit and other Fair Credit Reporting Act information is not. Therefore, requires a consent form to be signed by the person on whom the background check is being run.

Crime is classified into felonies and misdemeanors. Local crimes, often misdemeanors, are called ordinance violations. Crimes are usually separated into capital and non-capital felonies, gross or petty misdemeanors, and violations. The basic difference between a felony and misdemeanor is the penalties. Felony conviction generally carries possible sentence to prison for at least a year, with maximums up to life. Capital felonies are those for which the death penalty is authorized. Misdemeanors are punishable by jail sentence, fines, or both. Violations, generally traffic violations, are not considered criminal convictions and are penalized by fine alone.

Yes. By screening all of your employees, it ensures that you have consistent, compliant, and accurate records. This measure will reduce your risk of discriminatory employment practices by treating all employees equally.

All drug tests that are “Negative” are returned within 24 hours. Tests that are deemed “Non-Negative” are usually sent back within 48-72 hours. A lab should confirm all “Non-Negative” tests. The results are sent upon completion of the Medical Review Service of the post-test interview.

Most public and private drug-testing programs test for the “NIDA 5”. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services, formerly responsible for setting guidelines on drug-testing programs for federal employees. The Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration (SAMHSA) currently carries out this function. The “NIDA 5” consists of Amphetamines, Cocaine, Marijuana, Opiates, and Phencyclidine.

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