How to Background Check Yourself

How to Background Check Yourself?

How to Background Check Yourself

Conducting a self-background check is an insightful way to understand what potential employers or other entities might see when they conduct a background check on you. EDIFY offers a straightforward self-check service through our website. Here’s how you can use it:

  1. Access the Service: Visit the EDIFY website and navigate to the self-check service section.  CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED
  2. Input Your Details: You’ll need to provide personal information such as your full name, date of birth, and Social Security number.
  3. Choose the Type of Check: Select the specific types of background checks you want to conduct, such as criminal records, employment history, or credit checks.
  4. Consent and Pay: Read and consent to the terms of the service, then proceed with the payment for the background check.
  5. Review Your Results: Once the check is complete, you’ll receive a comprehensive report detailing the findings.

Q: What kinds of delays might occur in self-background checks, and what causes them?

A: Several factors can cause delays in obtaining results from a self-background check. Some of these include:

  • Incomplete or Incorrect Information: If the information you provide is inaccurate or incomplete, it can lead to delays as additional verification might be needed.
  • Complex History: Individuals with a more complex history, such as living in multiple states or having common names, might experience delays due to the extensive search required.
  • Court Delays: If your check involves records from courts that are slow in responding or have limited electronic access, this can extend the time needed to compile results.
  • High Volume of Requests: Sometimes, a high volume of background check requests can lead to processing backlogs, affecting turnaround times.


Conducting a self-background check through EDIFY’s service is a proactive step in managing your personal and professional reputation. It empowers you with the same information that potential employers, landlords, or other organizations may access. While the process is typically straightforward, it’s important to be aware of potential delays and their causes. Accurate and complete submission of your personal information can significantly reduce these delays, ensuring a smoother and faster background check process. Remember, a self-background check is not just about uncovering past records; it’s an opportunity to take control of your narrative and be prepared for future opportunities.  CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED with YOUR SELF-CHECK

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