Virginia Beach Background Checks

Background checks are a key step to ensuring that the right candidate is hired for the job, but can often take a lot of time and require tedious research to avoid legal trouble. Health Street is here to help companies flawlessly accelerate the background screening process in Virginia Beach. We can perform criminal database checks, DOT background check services, and even check the references or credentials that a candidate claims on a resume.

Register for a background screening in Virginia Beach online or by calling (757) 356-2755. Every individual being screened will receive a waiver electronically, and the background screening will begin automatically once it has been signed. If this is the first time that your company has ordered a background screening through Health Street, then we will also send you an agreement to be signed electronically.

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Virginia Beach VA Background Screenings

Background Check Laws Specific to the City of Virginia Beach, VA

In November of 2013, the city of Virginia Beach, VA removed questions about past criminal convictions from employment applications. The policy states that background checks are to be performed on applicants after a conditional job offer with the city has been made. For those with criminal records, the type of conviction will be considered, along with the position being offered. If an applicant is denied a position based on a background check, the applicant has the right to ask about the information obtained that led to the rejection.

Statistics About Crime in the City of Virginia Beach, VA

The crime index in Virginia Beach, VA is 31 out of 100, meaning that Virginia Beach is safer than 31 percent of all U.S. cities.
The crime rate in Virginia Beach is 18.90 per 1,000 residents. There are 8,498 total crimes reported annually in Virginia Beach.
Of crimes reported annually in Virginia Beach, 7,906 are property crimes.
There are 592 violent crimes reported each year in Virginia Beach.
The chance of becoming the victim of a violent crime in Virginia Beach is one in 760.
The most common violent crime in Virginia Beach is assault, with 287 assaults reported each year.
There are 196 robberies reported annually in Virginia Beach, 79 rapes, and 30 murders.
The chance of becoming the victim of a property crime in Virginia Beach is one in 57.
The most common property crime in Virginia Beach is theft, with 6,797 thefts reported each year.
There are 579 motor vehicle thefts reported annually in Virginia Beach, and 530 burglaries.

Experts Say…

Spotts Fain Law Firm of Virginia explains the laws regarding running background checks on applicants. “…employers must adhere to federal non-discrimination laws, enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), enforced by the Federal Trade Commission. Accordingly, employers must be extremely cautious when conducting background checks and making employment decisions based on those checks.”

The law firm gives tips to employers performing background checks. These tips include:

Apply the same standards to all applicants, regardless of race, age, gender, religion, etc.
Provide applicants with written notice if using a third party for background checks, and always obtain written permission.
Use caution when making an employment decision based on the background check information.

What Types of Background Screenings Does Health Street Offer in Virginia Beach?

Criminal Background Screening Packages

Our criminal background screenings for Virginia Beach always start with a Social Security Number Trace. Choose from one of our popular options below, including the option to build your own package.

Platinum Package – $175

The Platinum Package includes everything listed in the Triple Database package, plus:

Courthouse Repository (State and/or County level).

Ultimate Package – $250

The Ultimate Package includes everything listed in the Platinum Package, plus

Build Your Own

This package can be mixed and matched to meet your needs, including options such as:

The final price will depend on the combination of services selected.

Additional Background Screening Services

Our DOT screening services or resume verification can help you save valuable time and ensure that your candidates meet the requirements for the job.

Resume Verification

Starting at $39, our resume verification services can be ordered to check a candidate’s:

Work history
Credentials or certifications

DOT Background Checks

The price of this option depends on which of the background check services is selected. We offer a variety of DOT screening services, including:

Why Order a Background Screening in Virginia Beach

What Is the Importance of Professional Background Screening?

In order to make informed hiring decisions, it’s important to see the full picture. Background checks can confirm the information that a candidate has provided you with, or they can reveal criminal activity that may not have been disclosed during the interviewing process. Ordering a background check in Virginia Beach is a critical step to ensuring you maintain a safe workplace for your employees, as well as protect the team morale and reputation of the company.

Why Choose Health Street For Virginia Beach Background Checks?

Unless you’re experienced in keeping updated with the background screening laws and regulations of your location, performing a background check by yourself can be risky. Health Street has expertise in this area, and can help you avoid revealing information about your candidate that is not legally permitted in the hiring process. We are committed to helping employers in Virginia Beach protect their businesses and save time hiring the best candidates.

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Background Checks for Other Locations

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Try taking a look at the Virginia Background Check page.

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If you’re looking for a background screening in a different state, you can find the state background checks pages here.


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Erbach, John M. “Dos and Don’ts in Using Background Checks in Employment Decisions.” Spotts Fain Consulting, 3 January 2018,