If your company requires licensed professionals to perform specific work, comprehensive license verification should play a key role in your pre-employment vetting process. By conducting professional license verification, you ensure that applicants hold the licenses they claim and that credentials are up to date.
Verifying credentials in-house can pose challenges; for instance, a government agency may not have a complete history of any violations or restrictions affecting an applicant’s license. By working with a professional employment screening firm, you take an important step toward protecting your business from liability claims that can arise from failing to meet licensing requirements.
Human resources representatives and many other professionals depend on a professional license check to vet individuals they are considering for a job or for other reasons. This can ensure that the candidate has not misrepresented his or her credentials during the application process and that his or her qualifications are the best fit for the position in question.
The basic information revealed through this process includes the type of license and its current status, when it was issued, when it will expire, any details about sanctions, and the license’s identification numbers. Any gaps or discrepancies that are turned up also are brought to the employer’s attention.