SterlingNOW, the self-service background screening solution
you can trust.

Create a free account in just minutes.

Already have a SterlingNOW account? Log in.

You’ve worked hard to build your business and establish trust with your customers. Protect your brand with comprehensive background screening from SterlingNOW.

Industry-leading protection

Many other providers rely exclusively on a national database search, with no data verification. SterlingNOW goes straight to the source to provide a more complete picture of criminal history, and results undergo QA for validation and compliance.

Fast results

SterlingNOW leverages proprietary CourtDirect technology to deliver trusted results quickly. 70% of criminal searches are complete within the hour, and 90% are done within a day.

Decades of trusted experience

Sterling has pioneered background screening innovation for more than 45 years, serving over 40,000+ customers, and conducting more than 75 million checks annually.

Self-service customizations

SterlingNOW has three different levels of background checks to match the needs of your business, and you can add customizations including driver’s records and education verification.

Easy (and free!) account setup

No sales calls or hidden setup fees. Create your account and order a self-service, online background check in under five minutes.

Compliance by design

SterlingNOW is fully compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS).

Screening Packages

SterlingNOW offers three screening packages,
as well as customizations to address your
unique business needs.

Basic
$29.95

Click for details:

  • Social Security Number Trace
  • Multi-State Instant Criminal Check with Verification
  • DOJ Sex Offender Search
  • Single-County Criminal Search
Preferred
$59.95

Click for details:

  • Social Security Number Trace
  • Multi-State Instant Criminal Check with Verification
  • DOJ Sex Offender Search
  • 7-Year County Criminal Record Search
  • 7-Year Federal District Criminal Record Search
  • Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Terrorist Watchlist
Pro
$79.95

Click for details:

  • Social Security Number Trace
  • Multi-State Instant Criminal Check with Verification
  • DOJ Sex Offender Search
  • 7-Year County Criminal Record Search
  • 7-Year Federal District Criminal Record Search
  • Locator Select with Verification
  • Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Terrorist Watchlist
Start Now

Don’t see what you’re looking for here?

Click and we’ll reach out to help.

Our
Faq
Guide

Webcast - Screening and Hiring in the Age of the Gig Economy, Social Media, and Identity Fraud

Watch On-demand
With the World in Flux, the Gig Economy Shows Up
Read The Blog
The Smart Way to Consider a Candidate’s Social Media
Read the News
Sterling – Best Self-Service Background Check for 2020
Read The Blog

Get Started with SterlingNOW

Perfect for small and mid-sized businesses, choose SterlingNOW for fast, easy, online background checks. Click the option that best describes you.

Job candidate? Click here