Sterling API Makes Connecting Easy

Build a modern, global screening program that can easily scale and adapt to meet evolving business needs.
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Flexibility that Scales with Your Growing Business

At Sterling, we understand that different industries have unique requirements for a background and identity screening solution. Whether your organization is looking to onboard service providers as quickly and safely as possible or you use a proprietary HR platform, Sterling offers highly configurable API options, dedicated support, and decades of industry expertise to support your screening needs.
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The Sterling API Difference

We've been consistently innovating our API ecosystem for 13 years, and our modern technology can move a high volume of candidates quickly and efficiently through your hiring pipeline.

Easy to Integrate

Sterling’s RESTful API Representational state transfer (REST) is a architectural style that defines a set of constraints to be used for creating web services. Web services that conform to the REST architectural style, called RESTful Web services, provide interoperability between computer systems on the internet. is designed to integrate quickly with your existing applications, either directly with your human capital management platform or with third-party onboarding solutions. Our API technology allows you to initiate a background check, view and manage candidate screening data, and receive status updates seamlessly within your applicant tracking system for improved hiring productivity.
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Dedicated Support

Our client success engineers help guide you to the screening solution that will best meet your unique business goals, all while delivering white glove service. We work with you hand in hand to help make API implementation straightforward and convenient, and we are here to provide post-implementation support if and when you need us.

Robust Testing Tools and Documentation

We provide our Sterling API clients interactive documentation that allows you to select the code snippets you want to use, in the language of your choice. We also offer both a Developer Portal and sandbox environment to help you set up and test our service features before you utilize them live in production.
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Why Choose Sterling?

Our modern, mobile-responsive Candidate and Client Hubs will help you create a seamless brand experience and optimize your time-to-hire in the following ways:

We offer a wide range of background and identity screening options – from basic criminal background check and MVR searches to complex drug screening and credential verifications – to help you hire authentic people, build a great culture, and protect your brand. Our flexible technology-enabled compliance tools help you save time and stay agile in the face of regularly changing federal, state, and local laws.

We offer you the ability to customize the background check workflow in a progressive manner by incorporating pauses when a candidate is flagged for not meeting established qualifications early in the screening process. Your organization can choose to either override the flag or not move forward with onboarding the candidate – this option will help you not only save money, but also increase efficiency without compromising the safety of both your workforce and your customers.

We have teams around the world to help our API clients navigate local cultural differences and privacy regulations. Our localized fulfillment workflows will help support your hiring program, no matter where your offices are geographically located.

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Take advantage of our modern, flexible API technology. First, review developer documentation, and then request a developer key.