Verification Services

Fast, easy, and accurate employment, education, and professional verification services. 

An integral part of the hiring process is verifying the information your potential employee is presenting.  Orange Tree offers extensive employment, professional, and education verification services.

Employment Verification

A common portion of a comprehensive employment background screening program includes verification of the information provided by a candidate regarding employment history. Performing this verification allows you to move forward with a qualified candidate with assurance, having validated their professional experience and employment history.

When completing an Employment Verification, Orange Tree will confirm all applicant employment within the timeframe specified by you during setup. In addition to verifying employment, we will confirm the employment dates and position or title provided. While conducting this background check service, Orange Tree will make at least three valid attempts (a valid attempt is defined as an attempt where there is evidence to believe that the contact is the best possible source of the information) over a minimum of three business days. As a note, this service excludes verification of self employment or military employment.

In support of your background screening program’s unique needs, Orange Tree offers the following optional Employment Verification service add-ons:

  • When verification of your applicant’s employment is not successful, Orange Tree will contact him or her and ask for valid documentation of employment. Your role as client is to provide criteria regarding what is acceptable per your company policy.

  • When verification of employment is not successful, Orange Tree will continue to make additional attempts (as defined by your business requirements during setup).

  • When verification of employment is not successful, Orange Tree will contact the IRS for copy of the applicant’s W-2 form. As a note, a hand-signed special form from the applicant will be required, and a fee will apply.

Education Verification

Orange Tree’s Education Verification confirms the degree, diploma (or GED) or certificate obtained or attended, as reported by the applicant. In addition, attendance dates, graduation date and major (or field of study) may be verified. We will make at least three valid attempts (defined as an attempt where there is evidence to believe that the contact is the best possible source of the information) over a minimum of three business days.

To make sure all of the unique needs of your background screening program are met, Orange Tree offers the following optional Education Verification service add-ons:

  • When the verification of your candidate’s degree, diploma or certificate is not successful, Orange Tree will contact the applicant via email and ask him or her to produce valid documentation of the degree, diploma or certificate.

  • If the applicant provides documentation to verify the degree, diploma or certificate, Orange Tree will attempt to contact the institution or governing body to verify its authenticity.

  • If verification of a high school diploma or certificate is not successful, Orange Tree will attempt to contact a post-high school educational institution to determine whether or applicant was admitted, and if so, whether a high school diploma or certification was required for admittance.

Professional License Verification

To ensure the applicant has obtained a professional license required to be eligible for your position, your background screening program should include a Professional License Verification as part of each background check.  

Fields that tend to benefit from Professional License Verifications include:

  • Healthcare

  • Law

  • Education

  • Finance

  • Service

When conducting Professional License Verifications, Orange Tree contacts the issuing authority to verify the professional license status. When available, date of issuance and expiration will be provided along with any disciplinary action on file.

Professional license monitoring is available on a recurring basis.