About Our Security

All data is secured by 128-bit encryption digital solutions and EFS encryption. Our practices are monitored and verified by TRUSTe.
All data is secured by 128-bit encryption digital solutions and EFS encryption. Our practices are monitored and verified by TRUSTe.

Protecting your information

Background checks are all about you. Your identity is wrapped up in a few key details that you provide for a background check. Keeping your data safe is a big deal.

Verified Credentials takes charge to help protect users and information across our platforms. We have an Information Security Management System (ISMS) that aligns with NIST 800-53 security controls. The standard of our ISMS is equivalent to HITRUST and ISO 27001 measures. In other words, our system is set up to assist in protecting you.

Data security and safe storage

We strive to ensure that your personal information is private and secure. That’s why we employ rigid information handling and technology practices with your security in mind. Get to know what some of those are:

We create a secure environment.

We respect that you are sharing your personal information for background check purposes. We encrypt your personal information in transit and at rest in our systems to help keep it safe and secure. We have measures in place to help keep your personal information protected when it’s in our systems.

Our privacy protection standards are certified by TRUSTe, the leading internet privacy services provider.

We enforce robust cybersecurity measures.

The standards in our ISMS help keep your information safe, and we put them to the test. Using recognized third-party validation, we perform checks of the security of our systems. These partners help us perform:

  • 24/7 – Real-time monitoring and alerts for our environment.
  • Every Day – System and application vulnerability scans.
  • Every Year – Audits for NIST 800-53 compliance and penetration tests.

We control access to information.

Connecting people with information is our business – as long as it’s the right people. We have a variety of measure to help make sure access is secure:

  • Access to systems is controlled for all users and employees with complex, renewing passwords.
  • Only authorized personnel may enter our facility, a controlled-access environment.
  • Our employees receive training on information security awareness at hire and annually.
  • We conduct extensive background checks on new hires and employees.

Like you, we are concerned about the safety of your personal information. Your data privacy is a top-of-mind matter for us. Verified Credentials is enhancing our technology nonstop as security standards evolve. Have more questions? Get in touch with our team.

What is this?

There are several types of codes:

Requirements Code:
This code is given to a user by an organization or person who has asked the user to complete a series of requirements for a given qualification process. Each qualification process is assigned a unique code. Users enter the code and are guided through an easy, step-by-step process to help them complete the mandatory requirements established by the requestor.

Sharing Code:
This code is typically given to a user by another person in effort to share information contained in their personal QualifiedFirst portfolio, such as their background report, professional qualifications, and more. The users enter the code and can view the shared information securely within their QualifiedFirst account. If the user does not have a QualifiedFirst account, they can open a FREE account in a matter of minutes.

Promotional Code:
This code is sent out to QualifiedFirst® users and can be used for discounts on personal background check orders. Note – these codes cannot be used when responding to a requirement set code.

Forgot your code?

In effort to safeguard our customer’s confidential information, codes can only be recovered from the source that originally supplied them. To obtain your code, check your records or contact the person or organization that gave you the code.

Invalid Code

Sorry, we do not recognize the code you entered. Please check your records and try again. To obtain a new code, contact the person or organization that gave you the code.