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Vermont Background Check

Individuals, employers, and volunteers can conduct background checks in Vermont, by going to the Vermont government site and filing out the necessary forms below. Due to the state and local laws, some background checks may require fingerprints. Although some professions, like healthcare, government and state employees require fingerprinting, please refer to your potential employer for the need for fingerprints.


How to conduct a Vermont  background check?

Individuals, employers, and volunteers can order an electronic Vermont background check by filling out the form on our site. Here is a step by step guide:

  1. Visit our site to order a Vermont Background Check.
  2. Fill out all the necessary information on the custom background check form.
  3. Click the state criminal search checkbox under the zip code text field.
  4. Select Vermont under the state criminal search checkbox.
  5. Fill out card details. We accept Visa, Visa Electron, Discover, JCB, Diners, and American Express.
  6. Click the checkbox I Agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  7. Click captcha.
  8. Click Order Now.
  9. Done! You will be redirected to our homepage and your report will be emailed to the email provide in the background check inquiry.  


How much does a Vermont background check cost?

Depending on the type of background check in question the prices may vary. Our electronic Vermont criminal records search is $40.00. While conducting a fingerprint background check, the prices may vary from place to place. 


How long does it take to get the results from a Vermont background check?

Turnaround time can range from 24 hours to four weeks.


What’s the difference between an online Vermont background check and a Vermont fingerprint background check?

The Vermont online background check is an electronic name based search from the state of Vermont criminal record database and the results are returned quicker. A Vermont fingerprint background check is essentially the same background check except an individual must go to a physical fingerprinting location and complete get their fingerprints taken by a certified fingerprint technician. The Vermont fingerprint background check turnaround time have longer wait times. 


Where can I get a fingerprint in Vermont?

Individuals may check local background check companies in the state of Vermont that conduct fingerprints by a certified fingerprint technician. Individuals can also visit Vermont state police and local law enforcement departments to conduct fingerprints. 


Vermont Background Check Laws

As background check laws are always changing, we look to always keep up to date for all the Vermont background check laws. Please consult your attorney on for legal advice about Vermont background check laws. Currently, Vermont has state laws restricting employer use of criminal records. Here, you can view more about a Vermont Background Check. Vermont does implement a statewide ban-the-box law that applies to all employers doing business in or operating in Vermont. Employers in Vermont may only inquire into criminal history during an interview or once the prospective candidate has been deemed “otherwise qualified” for the position.


21 V.S.A 495i Employment Based on Credit Information

In accordance to 21 V.S.A 495i Employment Based on Credit Information, Vermont employers cannot request a credit report on a job candidate or current employee unless required by law. The candidate is a first responder. The position requires financial fiduciary duty to the employer or a client of the employer. The information is a valid predictor of an employee performance, or the position involves access to payroll information. Even if an employer can lawfully request credit information belonging to an applicant or employee, the employer cannot use that information as the sole factor in making an employment decision.


21 V.S.A. 495i(d)(1) and (3)

Under 21 V.S.A. 495i(d)(1) and (3), employers are required to obtain a new consent for each occasion that an a job candidate's or employee’s credit information is requested. The reason for requesting a credit report must be disclosed in writing. An employer cannot require the candidate or employee to pay the cost associated with retrieving a credit report.


VSA 2056c(c)(10)

Under VSA 2056c(c)(10), employers may not require a candidate or employee to pay for the production of criminal records if these records are requested from the Vermont Crime Information Center.

Written on 2021-02-02 19:58:15 by larry coleman

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