Global Verification Network helps you make informed hiring decisions by validating the facts presented by potential candidates. Employing a bad hire can be a costly mistake. A background check with education verification helps you select the right Individual for the job — from the start.
So, what services does Global Verification Network provide as part of an education verification check? To begin the process, our investigators contact educational institutions to verify any credentials cited by a candidate in a resume or application. During the education verification process, we thoroughly review all information provided by educational institutions and compare it to the data provided by the candidate. Details reviewed typically include:
- Name of the educational institution
- Dates attended
- Areas of study
- Degrees or certifications obtained
- Date of degree or diploma award
- Credit hours earned, if the candidate did not complete a program
- Honors connected to the certification, diploma or degree awarded
To perform a thorough verification check, our investigators require information including the candidate’s full name, date of birth and Social Security number. In addition, we use information the candidate provides — including the name, city and state of the institution, dates attended and credentials earned. If the candidate used a different name while attending the educational institution, our investigators will need that information as well.
For confirmation of professional licensing credentials, we ask for the name of the organization issuing the credential along with the type and number of the license, the state in which it was issued, the date of issuance and the expiration date. In rare cases, an educational institution may refuse to release information on a candidate. If such a situation occurs, our investigators can review a copy of a candidate’s diploma, degree or credential to verify education background.
Many employers are finding that a growing percentage of workers are international. Whether candidates currently live in a country other than the United States or have studied overseas, Global Verification Network can confirm educational information from colleges, universities and other organizations around the world. Our investigators understand the nuances inherent in working with foreign institutions and provide the results you require.