Our number one priority is the safety of our users. We encourage moving companies listed with MovingLabor.com, as well as those applying to be listed, to complete a background check.

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Is a Background Check Required?

No, a background check is not required. However, passing a background check may help a moving company applying to be listed with MovingLabor.com with our verification process.

Keep in mind that existing suppliers as well as new vendor applicants can still complete a background check. A supplier with an approved background check credential will display an icon/badge on their profile to showcase the additional level of trust and professionalism.

Databases We Search

The various types of checks must be completed to satisfy the requirement. Results for criminal checks will only show convictions.

  1. Sex offender
  2. Global watchlist (terrorism)
  3. National criminal database (includes felony and misdemeanor)
  4. Address history
  5. SSN verification
  6. County criminal check (Only their current county is required)

Who is Checked

It is not realistic to require a background check from every person employed by the company. Therefore, for a small company, our requirement applies specifically to the primary business owner. Often times this individual is also on the majority of moves and handles the screening, hiring and employment of the movers.

For larger companies, such as a van-line, we require a completed background check from the person(s) that manage staffing and dispatch.

Where to Get a Background Check

At this time we allow background checks from backgroundchecks.com as well as qualified third-party companies. NOTE: Residents of Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Vermont cannot utilize our partnership with  backgroundchecks.com. You may obtain a background check from them directly if you do not use our partner link below.


We have partnered with backgroundchecks.com to provide an affordable and trusted solution. Backgroundchecks.com will complete all of the check types we require at a cost of $23.00 plus county fees (when applicable).

Other Background Check Companies

We will accept a background check completed by a third-party company when the following criteria has been met:

  1. The results include all of the checks listed under Databases We Search
  2. The results are forwarded to us directly from the background check company or the company that requested the initial check. We will not accept results from an uncontrolled source (e.g. you can not send them to us directly)

Delivery of Results

ML will be alerted by backgroundchecks.com once your report has been completed. We will retrieve the results directly, you do not need to submit them to us.

Results: Pass vs Fail

Simply completing a background check does not satisfy the requirement; the results must also pass. Unless listed as an ‘Immediate Disqualification’ below, a criminal conviction does not immediately disqualify you. When reviewing the results of a background check we consider many factors, including but not limited to, the nature of the crime and when it occurred. We reserve the right to make modifications to this list without notice.

  1. Any crime that is sexual in nature, including but not limited to, rape, any type of sexual misconduct, stalking, pedophilia, crimes against children, human trafficking and prostitution
  2. Any crime against children
  3. Felony burglary, theft or similar
  4. Misdemeanor burglary, theft or similar if:
    1. More than one conviction OR
    2. Less than 3 years since conviction date
  5. Aggravated Assault
  6. Battery
  7. Any drug related felony
  8. Three or more convictions within the previous 3 years, regardless of the type of crime


All approved background checks will expire two years from the date the check was completed by the background check company. “Completed” is defined by the first date the results of the check were available to the individual, not the date when the initial check request was submitted/started or the date that the results were sent to ML.