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The Importance of Professional Licensing

Posted in News & Events, News Articles on 09/10/2012

Does your company need to verify that your candidates have the licenses or credentials they are stating?  If so, are you using BackTrack to verify those credentials? 

Verifying a professional license is essential when a prospective employee will be in a position that requires such a license.  These credentials may be required by law, or may qualify an applicant for certain positions. In either case, it is important to verify that such licenses are in good standing and that you are aware of any negative information on file with the licensing agency.  Searches may also identify any restrictions or violations associated with the license.

When conducting a professional licensing verification, BackTrack contacts the primary source to verify:

• If the candidate is licensed to practice the specific occupation
• The issuing state or agency
• Date of issue
• Date of expiration
• Any disciplinary actions against the applicant

While professional licensing encompasses an ever-growing list of fields, some of the most common licensing verifications that our clients request include physicians, pharmacists, nurses, dentists, engineers, CPAs, teachers and attorneys.  Any number of other types and categories are available as well. 

Contact BackTrack at (800) 991-9694 to discuss your professional licensing verification needs.