You can order background checks online directly from the sitter's profile!
Select the background check that best fits your family's needs. Below are the different options we offer.
|Background Check Type||Cost|
Enhanced Background Check
Motor Vehicle Check
Enhanced Plus (Enhanced + Motor Vehicle Check)
At Sittercity we also offer Basic Criminal background checks. If you click More Options, the basic check will be available to purchase.
For additional information, review exactly what each background check covers.
NOTE: At this time Motor Vehicle Record checks are not available for the following states: Alaska, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Washington.
Know exactly what happens next! The following is what will happen after you purchase a Background and/or Motor Vehicle check.
- Caregiver accepts offer: The caregiver has up to five days to accept the offer and we'll be following up with them during that timeframe to expedite the process. Once the caregiver accepts the offer, your card will be charged. You will NOT be charged if the caregiver does not accept the offer within five days.
- Caregiver info is processed by Sterling Talent Solutions: Background checks usually take 2-3 days to process, although it sometimes can take up to ten business days.
- Caregiver receives a badge: Once the check is complete, the badge will be added to the caregiver's profile if the check is clear. To understand reasons a sitter wouldn't receive a badge, read more on what background checks include.
- Caregiver receives a copy of the results: With the completion of the badge, the caregiver has access to a detailed copy of the report. It is up to the caregiver to share the details of their results due to the personal information on the report (such as SSN).
NOTE: You will NOT receive a detailed copy of the background check report directly. It will only be shared with the sitter, who can then share it with you at their discretion.