Want to verify academic information you receive from applicants? Verified Credentials checks directly with the academic institution that granted the diploma or degree. Or, we verify the information with the authorized agent that archives the institution’s records. We make sure you get the full picture on your candidates’ education history.

When we come across inconsistent academic claims, we take the extra step to obtain additional documentation from the academic institution. If we discover that an institution is not accredited or the candidate never attended the institution, we research to find which organization may have provided the false document.

An education verification confirms:

  • Dates of attendance
  • Graduation date
  • Type of degree/diploma/certificate awarded
  • Majors and minors
  • Honors
  • These verifications are:

    • A basic component for screening positions that require academic experience and/or degrees
    • Able to catch inconsistencies for commonly exaggerated information on candidate applications

    Note: Fees may apply to some academic verifications in order to access data.

    Verification turnaround time:

    1 – 3 business days


    Q. Do I need to verify all of the degrees and diplomas claimed by my candidates?

    The costs of verifying all diplomas and degrees may outweigh the benefits. Most academic institutions verify prior academic experience as a requirement for participation. So why waste your money? Unless a specific need or requirement exists, verifying the highest degree obtained may suffice.

    Q. What fees are associated with academic searches?

    A. Offices of the Registrar at some colleges and universities require a fee to access student records. Fees may also apply if the institution’s academic records have been outsourced to a third-party agent.

    Q. How does your verification process work?

    A. Our highly trained verification specialists call the degree-granting institution or authorized agent to obtain academic history information. We report each attempt to contact the academic institution in detail in your online account. This makes it easy for you to monitor the verification status.

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.