Background Check Pricing

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When you run Background Checks through Planning Center, your church will be able to take advantage of a special rate from Checkr. These prices are directly from Checkr, and may be different than pricing you see on their website. We don't add any markup or take any profit shares from Checkr.

Each package level searches different databases. When you run the check, you'll choose which level you'd like to run on the individual.


Basic Standard Pro
Cost $8 $16 $27
Identity Verification

Sex Offender Registry Check


Global Watchlist Check


National Criminal Records Check 


County Criminal Records (1 County)


County Criminal Records (Unlimited Counties)


Additional Fee Information: 

  • Motor vehicle records search can be added to any package for $4.
  • If anything shows up on a person's national criminal records search, Checkr is required by law to run a verification report at the county level. So, an $8 Basic package could be automatically upgraded to a $16 Standard package or a $27 Pro package if the results require it.
  • Some counties charge fees that will be added to the base cost of the background check. For example, a Standard background check will cost $16 plus any county fees incurred. Not all counties charge fees, and the fees differ per county.

Applicant Pay

You can choose for the background check to be paid for by the person filling out the background check, except in the case of motor vehicle records. Fees are slightly different when the applicant pays. There is an additional upfront cost, but the applicant won't have to pay any additional fees that are incurred.

For example:
A Standard check starts at $16 when paid for by the church, but could cost over $30 depending on what is found on the report and any county fees. However, a Standard check will always cost $20 when paid for by the applicant, regardless of any county fees or additional reports that need to be pulled.

Billing Questions

All billing for background checks is handled directly through Checkr. For additional questions about Checkr's pricing, reach out to their support team at clients@checkr.com or their documentation: https://help.checkr.com/hc/en-us.

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