What Is Webcheck

Many Ohio employers, both public and private, are required to perform background checks on new hires and individuals obtaining professional licenses. The Attorney General’s Office’s Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI) completes such background checks by comparing fingerprints received against a database of criminal fingerprints to determine if there is a criminal record. All fingerprints must be submitted to BCI through WebCheck or card scan unless exemption reasons are met. WebCheck is an Internet-based program for civilian background checks. This program reduces the return rate of civilian background checks to as little as several hours.  In addition results can be mailed, printed and submitted to our internal encrypted system to expedite turn around

Why Would You Want To Use Webcheck

WebCheck scanner uses the individuals finger prints as the primary identifier for a background check . Ohio law requires background checks for perspective employees in certain job classifications. The advantage to using WebCheck is the speed in which you get the results back. Using WebCheck you can get a report as quickly as 1 day. When using inked print cards it may take up to 30 days or more to get your report.

Mandatory Use

In Ohio many Government and associated agencies require the use of the WebCheck background system. These include:

Where Are We Located?

Amerisearch Background Alliance provides the WebCheck Service from our Central Office located at 2529 South Ridge Rd E Ashtabula Ohio. Our System is also mobile and large groups may be fingerprinted from your location. Please call for more information. Our office hours are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday. We can be reached at (800) 569-6133. Please note we do not provide inked finger print cards at this office.

What To Bring With You

You will need to bring a photo ID such as your driver’s license or State ID.

We will need the business name and address of the agency who is sending you as well as the contact person who is to receive the report. The results of the record check will be sent directly to this contact person. The report states that the person has a criminal history and may include information on court dispositions and other results. In some circumstances the information does include arrest records which the Fair Credit Reporting Act specifically forbids the use of for employment purposes


Amerisearch accepts almost all forms of payment including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Check or Cash

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