Can I complete a background check without an SSN?

A social security number is not required for our Level 1 or Level 2 screens. A social security number is required for our Level 3 screen because the SSN is used to pull seven years of address history associated with the individual. An in depth criminal search is conducted in each one of those jurisdictions.

If your organization is not requiring a level 3 screen for your background check, you will see a check box labeled "No SSN" underneath the 'Your Social Security Number' box. Check this box and you can continue in your screening process.

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