Employers want to verify if their employee or a candidate attended the school or professional program which he claims to have attended, and that employee completed the degree or credential in the field of study to the extent it is indicated in the profile.
Employers may find candidates that have reported that they received a degree that they did not, or candidates who have claimed that they received a degree in a particular major that they did not (for example, a marketing major that claims a degree in engineering).
Employers are also interested to learn when the institution provided is not recognized or supervised by an official educational accrediting body that awards academic degrees and certification programs that are considered legitimate.
Professional Licenses Verification
For professional license checks, background screening companies generally contact the applicable industry or state licensing board to confirm that the license is held and hasn’t lapsed or expired, and that the license is in good standing.