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Washington Background Check

Individuals, employers, and volunteers can conduct background checks in Washington, by going to the Washington 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 Washington background check?

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

  1. Visit our site to order a Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington background check cost?

Depending on the type of background check in question the prices may vary. Our electronic Washington criminal records search is $16.00. 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 Washington background check?

Turnaround time can range from 24 hours to four weeks.


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

The Washington online background check is an electronic name based search from the state of Washington criminal record database and the results are returned quicker. A Washington 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 Washington fingerprint background check turnaround time have longer wait times. 


Where can I get a fingerprint in Washington?

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


Washington Background Check Laws

As background check laws are always changing, we look to always keep up to date for all the Washington background check laws. Please consult your attorney on for legal advice about Washington background check laws. Currently, Washington has state laws restricting employer use of criminal records. Here, you can view more about a Washington Background Check. Washington does not implement a ban-the-box law.


RCW 19.182.040 – Consumer report – Prohibited information – Exceptions

Under RCW 19.182.040 – Consumer report – Prohibited information – Exceptions, consumer reporting agencies or CRA cannot report on criminal information that exceeds 7 years, unless the consumer report is used in connection with: (A) a credit transaction that involves or is expected to involve $50,000 or more; or (B) a life insurance policy of $50,000 or more; or (3) the employment of an candidate whose annual salary will equal or is expected to equal $20,000 or more.


RCW 19.182.020 Consumer Reports – Furnishing – Procuring

Under RCW 19.182.020 Consumer Reports – Furnishing – Procuring, employers may not obtain a credit report for employment purposes unless the employer is required by law to obtain the credit information or the credit information is substantially related to the job and reasoning for obtaining the credit information is disclosed in writing to the candidate or employee.

Written on 2021-02-02 20:12:34 by larry coleman

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