What is the “Background Check Cleared Program”?


The Background Check Cleared Program (BCC Program) is designed to assist businesses communicate to consumers that their employees have gone through a thorough background screening process. The employees are monitored monthly, guaranteeing your organization maintains a properly vetted workforce.

Participating in the BCC Program allows organizations to exhibit complete trust and transparency within their organization and throughout their industry. When doing business with a company that is participating in the BCC Program, you can be assured that the organization has done proper due diligence meeting their company standards, policies and has taken the necessary steps to protect employees, clients and others who seek to do business with that organization.

The BCC Program is designed to assists participating companies with guidance on properly vetting employees, by providing an outline of specific criteria to be considered in the evaluation of each background check report returned with criminal offenses. It is the employer’s responsibility to have a policy and procedures in place when conducting background checks and most importantly, for those organizations in the United States, to follow the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) as well as any state or local laws, when evaluating the eligibility for employment based on the results of a background check (also known as a consumer report).

Communicating with the public that your organization conducts thorough background checks, has never been easier. Displaying the Background Check Cleared Badge on your website, marketing material, retail store window or any other location you feel it needs to be displayed, communicates to the world that your organization can be trusted.

If you’re a business owner with no employees or an organization with over 1,000 employees, participating in the BCC Program can be extremely beneficial. Plus, with access to information in over 250 countries, organizations in different parts of the world can participate in the BCC Program too. The availability, types of searches and cost will vary.

The following background check searches are conducted for those organizations participating in the United States and does not include any international searches:

☑ Social Security Verification
☑ Address History Trace
☑ County Criminal History Check (Seven year search)
☑ Federal Criminal History Check (Seven year search)
☑ National Criminal History Check
☑ National Sex Offender Search
☑ Global WatchList (OFAC)
☑ Monthly Monitoring (Not included for organizations with NO employees)

With 25 years in the background screening industry, you can be assured that Global Investigative Services, Inc. has the capability to assist you with all your background screening needs. If you require searches or services not a part of the BCC Program, we are confident we have the solution for you. Feel free to contact our office to learn more about our complete array of screening services.

For companies with no employees that want to get started with the BCC Program, click on the “Get My Badge” button. For all others, contact us directly; toll free in the U.S. at 800-589-6595 or (301) 589-0088 or email us at customersvc@gispi.com

We look forward to assisting you.


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SOME OF THE ORGANIZATIONS PARTICIPATING IN THE BCC PROGRAM