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

County level records are the most accurate and most up to date.

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)

A 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, a $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

Applicant pay allows the cost of the background check to be paid for by the person being checked. When the person fills out the authorization form they will also need to give a credit or debit card to charge the background check to.

Fees are slightly different when the applicant pays. There is an additional upfront cost of $4 ($3 for the Pro package), but the applicant will never need to pay additional county fees or upgrade the package.

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 that are encountered. 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.

Motor vehicle records are not available with applicant pay, they must be paid for by the church.

Billing Questions

All billing for background checks are handled directly through Checkr. For additional questions about Checkr's pricing, feel free to reach out to their support team at or their documentation:

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