Company Credentialing
  • Updated on 02 Jul 2019
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Company Credentialing

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During the setup process, new employers must undergo a company credentialing process. GoodHire uses this process to verify that your company is a legitimate business entity.

Because GoodHire is an FCRA-compliant, employment screening tool, we need to make sure that all our customers are using our services strictly for hiring purposes. By verifying that your company is a legitimate business, we can make sure all background reports on any individual abide by federal and state laws.

As part of the account setup process, GoodHire will ask for information about your company that we will then use to verify your business. This information includes:

  • Company name, phone number, and address
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • State of Incorporation: The state in which your company is registered for tax purposes
  • Doing Business As (DBA): The trade name or name under which your business or operation is conducted and presented to the world (if applicable)

If you do not know or have forgotten your EIN, visit the IRS's EIN page.

Companies located in the following states will also be required to submit a business license as a part of the company credentialing process:

  • Delaware
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • Rhode Island
  • Washington DC
  • West Virginia

GoodHire also requires a W9 form from the employer, to better determine the legitimacy of the employer's business.

How long does the credentialing process take?

Company verification can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few days depending on the accuracy and breadth of the information you provide. If your business is registered with your state’s Secretary of State office, then verification should take only a few minutes. Otherwise, our Member Services team will request a combination of your Doing Business As (DBA) certificate, business license, and Employer Identification Number (EIN) to complete the verification process.

Unverified Businesses

If a business cannot be verified, GoodHire will grant full refunds for any purchased background checks.

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