Personal Background Checks

Whether you are getting ready to apply for a job, checking to see if a court record was properly updated, or you're just curious-

KGI's personal background check solutions put your records directly into your hands.

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Background checks are intimidating, but they don't have to be. 

Here are some answers to common background check questions:

What do employers usually look for?

KGI's customers generally look at the following background information on their applicants:

  • A 7-year criminal history
  • Verification of previous employers in the last 5-10 years
  • Verification of diplomas
  • Verification of licenses and certificates
  • Motor vehicle records
  • References

How far back do employers usually look?

KGI's customers usually look back 7 years for criminal history, and 5-10 years for employment history.

What types of records show up on criminal background checks?

Background check companies, like KGI, will usually see every record available from a court.

There are protections in place for applicants that prevent companies like KGI from disclosing certain records to employers.

Laws vary at the federal, state, and local levels, but you can generally expect any court records for the last 7 years, as well as any criminal convictions, to be reported to an employer during the background check process.


Why would I run a personal background check?

Personal Background Check Options


Digital Background Scan Levels:

Level 1

  • 7-Year Scan of Digitized Criminal Court Records (More than 1,400 Sources Covering more than 95% of the US
  • 7-Year Scan of Scan of Sex Offender Registries (85 State, Local, & Tribal Registries)


Level 2

  • Social Security Number (SSN) Trace of Primary Name, Alias/Maiden Names, & Common Name Variations
  • 7-Year Scan of Digitized Criminal Court Records (More than 1,400 Sources Covering more than 95% of the US)
  • 7-Year Scan of Scan of Sex Offender Registries (85 State, Local, & Tribal Registries)
  • 7-Year Scan of Federal, State, Local, & International Terror, Exclusion, &  Debarment Databases (More than 350 Sources)

Here's How It Works:

  1. Select the personal background check you'd like to order and click "Order Now".

  2. Complete the forms.

  3. Our team completes your order.

  4. Once your report is complete, you will receive an email with a link to access your report.



Are there any extra fees?

KGI is required to charge sales tax on some orders.


Starter No Fees
Standard No Fees

Some county criminal courts charge fees to access their records.

KGI will contact you for permission and an estimated extra cost.

If you accept the fee, we will update your order and request payment for the additional cost prior to sending your final report.

If you decline the fee, KGI will not process that county.



What information do you need to run a personal background check?

We require the following information from you to process a personal background check:

Full Legal Name Used to match records to you
Date of Birth Used to match records to you
Phone Number Used to match records to you & Communicate with you
Email Address Used to match records to you & Communicate with you
Residential Address(es) Used to match records to you
Social Security Number (SSN) Used to match records to you


We may contact you if we need additional information from you.

What information will I get from my personal background check?

Depending on the background check you order, your report may contain information from criminal records, sex offender registries, watch/exclusion/sanction lists, employment, and/or education verification information.

Because there are multiple laws affecting how much information we can search, KGI's personal background checks are limited to information from the last seven years.

KGI follows all applicable law and regulations, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Why didn't my personal background check find a criminal record?

KGI's national databases cover a vast majority of criminal court jurisdictions within the United States.

There are some jurisdictions, however, that do not have digital court records. The only way to access these records is to have a court researcher retrieve the record from the court.

If you are concerned about a criminal record that did not come back on your personal background check report, contact us for options.

Can I share my report with an employer or property manager?

Yes, you can share your information. Employers and property managers will likely run their own background check on you as there are legal requirements for the quality and contents of the background check that they must have in order to make decisions.