Background Checks

Employers perform background checks on individuals at the end of an interview process to verify their claims. Therefore, if you would like to become a commercial driver in Virginia, it's imperative that you conduct a background check yourself. A background check generates a report of an individual's criminal history, previous education, credit score and medical records. Knowing what is written in your background check is vital.

Although a great deal of information is in a background check, in accordance with the Federal Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the following cannot be included:

  • Paid tax liens more than seven years old
  • Accounts referred to a collection agency more than seven years old
  • Bankruptcies that were processed more than 10 years ago
  • Civil suits, judgments, or records of arrest (from date of entry) that were filed more than seven years ago