Background & Pre-Employment Checks

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MidWest DNA & Drug Testing, Inc. offers a multitude of FCRA compliant background checks and has the flexibility to adapt to your changing needs over time. By establishing ourselves as your trusted partner, we deliver reliable, complete, and current information in full compliance with all applicable laws, all while providing unparalleled customer service, and the best overall value available.

We empower employers to make informed hiring decisions by providing timely, accurate, and thorough employment background checks. MidWest DNA & Drug Testing, Inc. conducts criminal record searches through each of our nation’s 3,500 plus county courthouses, covering the entire United States. Information is NOT compiled from public databases (which are not current and may not be accurate). All derogatory information is confirmed by a licensed private investigator prior to release.

We work directly with your organization to develop an effective pre-employment screening program that addresses your unique needs. Our background check solutions can include a combination of screening and background check services. Some of the most common background checks are indicated below.

PLEASE NOTE: Signed disclose/release forms may be required for reports.

Insta-Criminal National Search

A powerful, fast, multi-jurisdictional search of state and county criminal records across the US. This database is compiled from counties, Department of Corrections (DOC), Administration of the Court (AOC), and state sex offender registries from across the country. Also included in each search are national and international terrorism sources, such as Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). This search includes the National Sex and Violent Offender Database, P.R.I.O.R.S., and the Foreign Nationals Database.

Criminal Search – Single County

Criminal record search in any U.S. county, via the Clerk of Courts Office in the specific county responsible for the applicant’s current and/or former resident and/or work addresses. This tool searches felony and/or misdemeanor indexes (involving statutory offenses) for the past 7 years. Multiple names and/or addresses require separate searches.

PLEASE NOTE: Results may take longer than Insta-Criminal searches but are more in-depth and detailed.

Federal Criminal Search

Reveals criminal complaints brought by the U.S. government against defendants for violations of federal criminal law.

Social Security

Address Trace Report provides insight into applicant’s residency and movement patterns by returning full name, age and DOB, a complete address history, including dates and phone numbers at listed addresses. As an additional barrier to identity theft, data is crosschecked through the Social Security Death Index, which is designed to prevent the stealing of a deceased person’s identity.

Education Verification

A verification specialist will contact the school, college, university, or other educational institution or agency that granted the degree or certificate. The education verification report will include dates of attendance, degree, major or program, and graduation date, if applicable. (International searches are available for an additional fee.)

Employment Verification

An employment verification specialist will contact the employer to verify information reported by the employee on a job application or résumé. The report will contain dates of employment, last position held and eligibility for rehire. (International searches available for an additional fee)


Commercial Driver’s License Information System searches databases maintained by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators to ensure single license issuance nationwide. It enables employers to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requirements and helps eliminate a candidate who does not hold a valid Commercial Driver’s license. This search provides name, DOB, S.S. # match, AKA information, present jurisdictional state and license number, and up to three previously held CDL numbers.

MVR (Motor Vehicle Report)

Searches information compiled from an individual state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Reports access 3-7 years of license data (depending on the state) and will include such information as license status, suspensions, or revocations, moving violations, DUIs, point accumulation, chargeable accidents, court appearances and departmental actions.

PLEASE NOTE: Motor Vehicle Report fees are subject to individual state charges.


National searches of the above-listed national sources, state agencies across the 50 states, and includes the Global Report.

PLEASE NOTE: MedCLEAR reports provide background data on individuals and organizations in the healthcare industries and meet the requirements for screening by the Office of Inspector General’s Compliance Program.

Information is obtained from federal sources including:

  • OIG (Office of Inspector General)
  • GSA (General Services Administration)
  • FDA (Federal Drug Administration)
  • DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration)
  • TRICARE (Formally CHAMPUS, or the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services)

A variety of MedCLEAR searches are provided to meet the risk protection needs of clients.

Professional License Verification – Public

Verification with the state or federal issuing authority of the applicant’s license, certification or credentials, the date of issue, expiration date, and status.