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Background Screening for Arkansas Businesses

NCS makes hiring easy for our Arkansas customers! We have you covered with fast, affordable pre-employment screening services. Our services are an excellent fit for any industry, including healthcare, construction, retail, food service, hospitality, tourism, outdoor recreation, agriculture and manufacturing.


Advantages of using NCS:

  • Competitive pricing with no account setup fees, no monthly fees and no contracts.
  • Outstanding live customer service by phone, live chat or email.
  • Automated email notifications when searches are complete.
  • NCS is accredited by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) and the Better Business Bureau. Staff members are also PBSA Advance Certified. Learn more about FCRA compliance.
  • No additional charge for adding multiple users to account.
  • Applicant Management System lets you quickly order follow-up searches.
  • Automated Pre-Adverse & Adverse Action Letters at no additional charge.
  • Ability to email authorization form to applicant for digital signature.
  • All web-based technology (no software to install).
  • NCS owns the technology with the ability to adapt to customers’ needs.
  • Frequent security and automation enhancements to improve the user experience.

Criminal History:

Choose one of our featured criminal history packages and add on any of the optional individual services. Volunteer and Tenant Screening are also available. Please view our Services & Pricing page to view our products, pricing and turnaround times.

What may be reported on a record:

  • Charge
  • Charge degree (Examples: misdemeanor or felony)
  • Charge date
  • Filing date
  • Disposition
  • Disposition date
  • County where offense took place
  • Sentence

How many years records go back:

  • National Crime Search reports all convictions within 7 years.

Drug Screening: 

With a few easy steps, your employees can schedule their drug screen at a collection site they choose at a time that is convenient for them. DOT testing is also available. Learn more.

Electronic Form I-9 & E-Verify Management:

NCS can help you comply with the law with our easy-to-use system that guides and stores new hire Form I-9s online and returns E-Verify results instantly. Learn more.

Ban-the-Box Laws:

Arkansas has no statewide ban-the-box laws. However the city of Pine Bluff and Pulaski County have adopted local laws:
  • Pine Bluff – This law only applies to the public sector city employers in Pine Bluff. Employers may not inquire about a candidate’s criminal history on an initial employment application.
  • Pulaski County – This law only applies if you are a public sector employee for Pulaski County. Public employers may only inquire about a candidate’s criminal history after a conditional offer. Read more.