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Background checks
don’t have to suck.

For businesses, background checks can be a bottleneck. Outdated interfaces, slow turnaround times, and terrible customer support makes hiring harder.

Find out how we’re changing that.

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Run checks on your terms

The future is self-serve. We’re the easy-to-use online background screening platform that makes ordering checks and managing reports simple, so that you can hire faster. No lengthy sales calls. Sign up yourself and start screening today.

Here’s how easy your background screening should be

Step 1 – Select the check type

Select the check type

Choose from Certn’s background screening services (criminal checks, credit checks, ID, education and employment verifications)

Step 2 – Send it off

Send it off

We’ll e-mail an application to your candidate directly from the Certn platform. You can track your candidate’s progress in your dashboard

Step 3 – Receive results

Receive results

Get results in minutes and review them to make safe hiring decisions

Start Screening Faster

Basic Criminal Check

Perfect for clearing candidates quickly for roles that don’t require an in-depth check. Think gig!


No sign up fee

  • SSN Trace Searches
  • National criminal database
  • Sex Offender Search
  • Global Sanctions and Terrorist Watchlists

(7 year history)

Single County Criminal Check

Now we’re getting serious. For businesses who need a more in-depth look at a candidates history, for their current county only.


No sign up fee

All of the searches included in the Basic Criminal Check PLUS:

  • County level criminal record check for provided current address
  • Federal statewide criminal search for provided current address

(7 year history)

How does Certn help you hire better candidates?

Great question. Here’s how.

Like we said, background checks shouldn’t suck.

The platform users actually love.

We can’t be everyone’s cup of tea. But 96% of customers would recommend us so we’re getting pretty close. That’s according to REAL users who are using Certn to make their lives easier.

And a support team that actually knows your name.

With Certn, you’re given dedicated account management – no matter the size of your company – and a North American support team that works the same hours you do.

Whether it’s Thea or Sadie or Taylor or Henoc or Chris, you’re speaking with the same team every time.

Trusted by thousands of businesses just like yours


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Customers that levelled up with Certn

“It’s night and day compared to what we had before in terms of the efficiency and speed.”

Luke Giblin Talent Acquisition Partner at ATB Financial

“The ease of use for both the recruiter and candidates definitely cuts down on the follow-up time – from days to within the hour.”

Darren Phelps Director, HR & Training

“There has always been efficient and open communication with the Certn Team…they find solutions to problems promptly.”

Andrea Farina Co-owner of Rent with Advent

“Since switching to Certn we have been able to speed up our hiring process by about 3 weeks compared to our previous background check vendor.”

Cameron Eggly HR Specialist at City of Dearborn Heights

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