What’s in Academic and Professional Qualification Verifications?

In this step of the employee background check, employers want to verify that you attended the university, college or professional program you said you attended, and that you completed the degree or credential in the field of study to the extent you indicated. Employers want to ensure that you have the qualifications that you state, especially when there are specific requirements for the role you are recruited for. Employers may find candidates that have reported that they received a degree that they did not, or candidates who have claimed that they received a degree in a particular subject that they did not (for example, a marketing major that claims a degree in engineering). Employers are also interested to learn when the institution provided is not recognised or supervised by an official educational accrediting body that awards academic degrees and diplomas that are considered legitimate.

Professional Qualification Checks

For professional qualification checks, background screening companies generally contact the applicable industry or professional body to confirm that the qualification or membership is held and hasn’t lapsed or expired, and that the membership is in good standing.