How long should I expect to wait for the background screening results?

Within the background screening industry, this is referred to as “turnaround” time. The goal at NationSearch is to report your screening results the same day as requested. Our average Criminal Search turnaround time is 7 hours. However, there are a variety of issues that can slow down the process. The turnaround times range significantly based upon the individual searches that are included in the overall screening of an applicant. For example, including education and employment verifications in the search package can delay the overall screening results significantly. Don’t be fooled by Background Screening companies who advertise “instant” results. If you are conducting a proper FCRA compliant screening, there are times when all factors necessary come together to enable a quick results turnaround time. However, “instant” comprehensive screenings are rare if not non-existent.