Check criminal records easily

Our national criminal background check shows criminal records, convictions, and sex offenders with a single search. Same-day results for most applicants and 90% within 1-4 business days. Protect yourself and your business.

Free and Instant Account Setup

We have no setup fees, contracts, or hidden charges. Only pay for what you need, whether a single report or dozens. For almost 20 years our low prices and excellent service have made us the top choice for businesses and individuals throughout the country. Open an account.

Dedicated Customer Service

We are proud to provide individualized service to our customers. Our U.S. based, experienced staff can answer your questions about employment screening, tenant background checks, self checks, and more. We are available by phone or e-mail to answer your questions. Let us help.

Applicant Self Pay Option

We offer an option for your applicants to pay for and run their own background check, then share it securely with you. This private and cost-effective method is especially popular with volunteer organizations, schools, and landlords. See how it works.

Background Checks 101

Are you new to employment or tenant screening? We have everything you need to get started in a safe, legally compliant manner. Check our resource center to get the forms you need, and see answers to frequently asked questions.

Stay In Control

Some of our competitors lock you into using their forms, creating substantial risks if you live in a locality with specific rules. While we provide sample background check authorization forms, we allow you to use your own forms cleared by your legal team.

Report Management System

Our platform supports multi-member teams, with customizable visbility between team member reports. Use billing codes for cost allocation. Review reports and charges easily, and take advantage of our sophisticated searches to find previous reports.

Get the answers you need, at a price you'll love

We offer comprehensive criminal checks and other employment screening products, with no contract and no monthly minimums.

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SentryLink has protected customers since 2001. Let us show you what we can do.