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FBI "Identity History Summary"

Commonly known as an FBI Criminal History or FBI Fingerprint Check; an FBI Identity History Summary provides a nationwide review of an individuals background taken from ‘fingerprint submissions kept by the FBI and related to arrests and, in some instances, federal employment, naturalization, or military service.’

This summary may be self-requested via a personal request directly with the FBI or through an approved FBI Channeler.

Requests for an FBI Identity History Summary for employment or licensing purposes is often required by state statute or federal law to submit your request through your state identification bureau, the requesting federal agency, or another authorized channeling agency.

Shortcomings of an FBI Identity History Summary

While comprehensive, an FBI Identity History Summary may not be addequetly covering the real needs of your organization.

  • Time: An FBI Identity History Summary often takes weeks. If the first candidate is rejected it could translate to weeks/months before you are able to fulfill your HR needs.
  • Costs: Lost money related to already expensive FBI checks are often too great to justify filling a position.
  • Coverage: While an FBI Identity History Summary is a national search, it is not live court data. PreSearch’s county level court data is returned faster and is the most up-to-date data available.
  • Accuracy: National Employment Law Protection (NELP) estimates that over 600,000 individual reports stored in the FBI’s database contain incomplete or inaccurate data.

Where PreSearch can Help

Running a FBI Identity History Summary may be desired, but you the cost of time and money is too great unless you are confident you are spending resources on the right candidate.

This is where PreSearch can help

Prior to running an FBI Identity History Summary you can quickly pre-screen candidate history at various levels of depth leveraging PreSearch’s variety of services and 24-48hr average search turnaround. This allows you to quickly identify candidates you wish to submit through the FBI while saving you time and money on those that are identified as unqualified for the related position.

Should you choose to run a comprehensive “Unlimited FBI PreSearch” background check we will backup the quality of our search with a money-back guarantee (PLUS WE WILL COSTS RELATED TO YOUR FBI IDENTITY HISTORY SUMMARY) should you find any new criminal information when running a search on a subject we cleared through our Unlimited FBI PreSearch background check.

Unlimited FBI PreSearch

SSN + Name Trace
Address History Trace
National Criminal Index
Sex Offender Registry
Identity Validation
County Criminal Search
All Counties Found in SSN Trace*
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*a select number of sates charge an additional, mandatory, county court fee in addition to our standard service fee.
**If an Unlimited FBI PreSearch background check is followed with an FBI Identity History Summary and new criminal information is uncovered, PreSearch will refund the service fees associated with the search plus $18 to cover the standard cost of submission through the FBI.