About Nationwide Background Screening, Inc.

Nationwide Background Screening, Inc. (NBS) is a fully licensed and insured background screening firm based out of Chicago, IL. We focus on pre-employment, tenant, and volunteer screening.

NBS allows your company or organization to find and access any problems before they happen. Here at NBS we have hundreds of court researchers across the country to verify records and provide up-to-the-minute results. In addition to all of the courthouses across the country, we have access to credit information in order for you to make a more informed decision (credit records can only be accessed if certain criteria are met. Call or email us to discuss).

Sample of Services Provided:

  • Criminal Records search
  • Credit Report
  • Reference – Employment
  • EvictionCHECK
  • Driving Records
  • VolunteerSCREEN

Why Choose NBS for your screening needs?


Unlike other companies, NBS verifies and pulls information straight from the source. With respect to criminal records, the source, in a state case, is at the county level. We obtain and verify the information with the source as opposed to many other companies who rely on very incomplete databases to provide records. When making your hiring decisions, make sure you are reviewing the most up to date information.

We are fully compliant with all state and federal laws on background screening. In addition to state laws all of our employees and researchers are compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Background Report Timeline
Most background checks are completed within 72 hours; some of the items are instant, while other items require digging and verification. You will be able to view your report in real time as it is being completed. Also, if there is a component of your report that exceeds 72 hours (ie. Court holidays, previous employer not in the office to provide reference check, etc.) you will be notified and given an estimated time of completion.