Processing Time for Background Checks

Tithely's partnership with Checkr enhances its Background Check tool, offering efficient processing within an industry average of 3-5 business days. The Checkr ETA feature aids in estimating completion times for County Criminal Checks, factoring in search depth, candidate location, and courthouse operations.

How Long Does It Take To Process a Background Check

The industry average turnaround time for most background checks is between 3-5 business days.
You can use the Checkr ETA feature to provide an estimate of the time that it will take for the County Criminal Checks included on the individual report to complete. This will help your church better plan for when their reports will complete.
Depending on the depth of the search, geographical location of your candidates, and county courthouse operations, a check can take longer to complete.
For more information on why a background check may take longer to complete, click here.

Additional Information:

Background check packages can include many types of checks, from instant database searches to Federal-level checks that require close to a month.

  • Most database screenings (SSN Trace, Sex Offender Registry Check, Global Watchlist Records Check, and National Criminal Records Check) are completed within a few seconds.

  • More comprehensive searches generally take longer, especially when county courthouses are involved.

  • County criminal checks are generally the limiting factor in terms of turnaround time, and may take anywhere from 2-3 days to more than two weeks.