Get the full picture on your candidates’ education experience abroad. We first go to the academic institution that granted the diploma, degree or certificate to make sure that it’s valid. Using knowledge of local customs, our verification specialists attempt to verify the highest degree obtained, and confirm other significant academic events.

International degree verification is essential when hiring:

  • Executives at global enterprises
  • Health care specialists with global experience

Verification turnaround time:

7 – 10 business days


Q: Are there any challenges associated with international academic verifications?

A: Reviewing academic history is a largely accepted custom for hiring in the United States. However, it isn’t always common in other countries. For this reason, the availability of records and details about academic experience can vary.

Q: How does your verification process work?

A: Highly trained verification specialists call the degree-granting institution to collect information about the candidate’s academic history. Multiple attempts are made to reach the institution to receive the verification you need.

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.