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Providing Thorough and Efficient Background Checks

Advantage Drug Screening offers a wide range of comprehensive rapid-return background checks. We can perform background checks over the phone, through e-mail, or at our location. Most criminal checks come back same day or next day. All adverse records are doubled checked and verified. A signed release by the candidate is needed for these services.


Gail Miller, VP, Miller & Miller Electric, Raleigh

I own an electrical contracting company. ADS has been awesome. They understand the need for a quick turn around, and their customer service skills are awesome. Prior to finding ADS, I was getting my background checks off the internet. They were not accurate and I was being charged by the page. You can imagine how happy I was to find ADS. ADS will run a national report and it is accurate. They will even take the time to help you understand the report if you have questions. Frankly speaking, ADS gets the job done right the first time and for a reasonable price.

What We Offer

Nationwide Criminal (Rapid-Return)

The nationwide search is a powerful, virtual, and instant multijurisdictional search of state and county criminal records. This database is compiled from various sources, such as:

  • Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC)
  • Counties
  • Department of Corrections (DOC)
  • Foreign Nationals Database
  • National Sex Offender Registry (NSOR)
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
  • P.R.I.O.R.S.

Statewide Criminal (Rapid-Return)

Statewide searches are a rapid-return report of information from a specific state’s courts and agencies. Sources include DOC, AOC, NSOR, and county courts and sex offender registries.

Countywide Criminal

This background check searches any US county via the Office of the Clerk of Courts. It particularly searches the specific county where the applicant's current or former resident or work address is.

Multiple names or addresses require separate searches. This category searches felony or misdemeanor indexes, including statutory offenses for the past seven years. Although the results take longer than the rapid-return criminal searches, they are also more in-depth and detailed.

Sex Offender and Violent Sex Offender (Rapid-Return)

This background check scours state sex offender registries across the country. It includes the nationwide and statewide criminal searches.

Social Security Address Trace (Rapid-Return)

Aside from confirming that the Social Security number is valid, this search also confirms the date it was issued on and the state it was issued in. It provides insight into an applicant's residency and movement patterns by offering their:

  • Full Name
  • Age
  • Date of Birth (MM/YY)
  • Complete Address History (Including Dates)
  • Phone Numbers at Listed Addresses

As an additional barrier to identity theft, the data is cross-checked through the Social Security Death Index. This was designed to prevent the stealing of a deceased person's identity.

Motor Vehicle Report (Rapid-Return)

This category searches information compiled from a state’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Depending on the state, these reports access three to seven years’ worth of license data. It will include information, such as:

  • Chargeable Accidents
  • Court Appearances
  • Departmental Actions
  • Driving Under the Influence Records
  • License Status
  • Moving Violations
  • Point Accumulation
  • Suspensions or Revocations

Motor vehicle report fees are subject to state charges. Therefore, this search incurs a search fee as well as a state fee.

Education Verification

This search involves contacting the school, college, university, or other educational institution or agency that granted an individual’s degree or certificate. The education verification report will include dates of attendance, degree, major or program, and graduation day, if applicable.

Employment Verification

By contacting employers, this search verifies the information provided by the employee on a job application or resume. It will contain their date of employment, last position held, and eligibility for rehire.

Residence Verification

Address verification makes sure that the information you’ve collected is accurate and up to date. This search compares the applicant’s information with the national registry database to confirm whether the listed references are true.

Reference Verification

We contact both personal and professional references provided by the applicant. Our team asks various questions pertaining to the reference's relationship with the applicant, such as:

  • Length of Time They’ve Known the Applicant
  • Any Joint Work Experiences
  • Overall Character
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