On paper, it looks easy. The student inputs his or her information online, Corporate Screening investigates and verifies the information, then sends a report with the results. But a lot of research and verification goes into background screening, and sometimes the information found during a background check doesn’t corroborate with what the student applicant provided. When this happens and a student disputes the findings, Corporate Screening conducts a re-investigation. This isn’t done just as a service to the student or the student’s school, it’s something we do because of our legal obligation to adhere to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act.


Corporate Screening goes to great lengths to ensure that any discrepancy or derogatory information included in our reports is truthful and accurate. We may obtain the information in writing from the source and/or reconfirm with the source that the information supplied is accurate. Derogatory information and discrepancies are reviewed by a supervisor before we include it in our final report.


A re-investigation benefits and protects not only the school, the clinical site and the student. The re-investigation will be conducted within the parameters of the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the student applicant is afforded all the rights that fall under it.


One of two outcomes will occur through re-investigation. In the first scenario, the documentation will prove to be accurate and Corporate Screening was initially supplied incorrect information by the source. In the second the original information supplied will be re-confirmed. Either way, the school and clinical site relies on a third-party to verify the information, rather than simply accepting information supplied by the applicant. Furthermore, in cases of erroneous data, the source of the information may update their records to ensure incorrect information is not supplied on the applicant in the future.