Easy Self-Service Online Background Checks


Hire the Right Candidates, Faster

Spend less time waiting on background checks and more time on what matters. Certn’s online platform makes ordering checks simple so that you can hire faster.

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For businesses that need to run online background checks without the hassle.

Easy to Set Up

Background screening can be a bottleneck. Create your account in minutes and start screening instantly. There’s no waiting, no long contracts, and no set-up fees.

  • Simple pay-as-you-go pricing
  • Built-in compliance
  • Build custom screening packages
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Screen Candidates in Three Easy Steps.

Step 1

Select the background checks you want to run from the product list.

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Step 2

Your candidate receives a secure email with a request to complete their background check online. You can track their progress in the dashboard.

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Step 3

Review consolidated reports directly in your dashboard to make fast hiring decisions.

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Easy screening means faster hiring.

Spend less time waiting on background checks and more time on what matters.

Easy for you

Reduce the admin burden of screening with your all-in-one online dashboard. You can quickly track progress at a glance, without manually following up.

Save yourself time and hire up to 3x faster with:

  • Automated candidate reminders
  • Easy-to-read dashboard to check progress
  • Results delivered directly to your inbox
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Easy for your candidates

Clunky background checks cause candidate drop-off. With Certn, candidates can seamlessly complete their screening online in minutes. No photocopies. No faxes. Just a few clicks and a selfie. 

Spend less time managing checks with:

  • Mobile-enabled candidate experience
  • Instant identity verification
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Dedicated Support for All

24/7 support is available for you and your candidates. You get access to highly-trained background screening analysts who work the same hours you do.

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Pricing and Checks

There are no set-up fees, no minimum commitment, and no hassle.


Employers are required to uphold a duty of care and check the backgrounds of prospective employees to protect their business, the workforce, and customers. A comprehensive background check may also be required to meet regulatory requirements.

Certn uses a certified IDSP to carry out Home Office online services as outlined in the government guidance from 27 December 2021.

Certn can provide a Basic Criminal Record Check. For more detailed criminal record checks to meet industry or regulatory requirements, or to run international criminal record checks, our subsidiaries at Credence can help you.

Need a more in-depth screening solution?

Talk to our experts at Credence for information on our full suite of background checks and volume discounts.

  • Integrations and API
  • International Screening
  • Credentials and Verifications
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Highest Industry Compliance Standards

Stay compliant with legal obligations and regulated industries. Certn is ISO 27001 certified and we adhere to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) standards.

Our in-house compliance experts and experienced customer support teams help you maintain a compliant background screening program and ensure your success with our online background check platform.

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“Certn delivers a service in minutes that takes other vendors days AND they do it for a third of the cost.”

Nicole MacLean
Senior Manager, People Technology, WestJet


“Not only is the platform easy to use for all audiences, but the internal support system is beyond what we could have imagined.”

Suzy Ko
Talent Acquisition Leader, ATB Financial


“We’ve utilized every background screening provider on the market, and have never seen a product that is this fast and comprehensive.”

Scott Asselstine
Operations Manager, Vaco Lannick Recruiting

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“The price point is amazing, and so is the service and turnaround time. It’s really a no-brainer.”

Deanna Brousseau
Director of Talent Acquisition, AltaML

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Ready to get started with effortless self-serve background checks?