Background Checks

Conducting background checks is one of the most important steps you can take to protect your organization from crimes such as fraud, identity theft and sexual abuse. Background checks can also be used to help you select and retain staff and volunteers who are trustworthy and dependable.

Recommended Best Practices:

  1. Background checks should be used for employee and volunteer positions involving children, the elderly, vulnerable populations, money or transportation.

  2. Only conduct background checks for employee applicants who are finalists.

  3. For applicants under the age of 18, use reference checks.

  4. Conduct background checks on an annual basis for all current employees and volunteers.

  5. Always conduct background checks at both the state and national level.

Learn more about the Basics of Background Checks and special considerations around Background Checks for Florida Customers.

Church Mutual’s background check partner

To help you protect the greater good and hire the most qualified employees and volunteers, Church Mutual has partnered with Trusted Employees to provide customers with discounted pricing on background checks.

  • Church Mutual’s recommended vendor for background checks.
  • An industry leader in applicant background checks for more than 20 years.
  • Experienced in working with religious organizations, schools, camps, senior living facilities and nonprofits.
  • Prices starting as low as $5.75.

Discover what Trusted Employees can offer your organization.


For more information regarding background checks, contact Church Mutual’s Risk Control Central team.

Call: (800) 554-2642 (option 4), ext. 5213


To begin background checks today, contact our partners Trusted Employees.

Call: (888) 808-8350


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