General reference checks can give you perspective on a candidate’s character in both personal and professional environments. Our highly trained verification specialists contact the reference provided by your candidate to request the following information:

  • The nature of the relationship
  • How long the reference has known the candidate
  • Personal characteristics
  • Whether the reference would recommend the individual for a job
  • Name, title and other basic information


Verification turnaround time:

2 – 3 business days


Q. How do I know if negative information provided by a reference is valid?

A. If negative information is revealed in a reference interview, we always obtain written documentation from the source of the negative feedback for your peace of mind.

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.