For positions that specify an educational requirement, you should verify any credentials listed on the employment application by requesting and reviewing an official transcript, or by contacting the colleges or universities listed.
For positions that require professional certification or licensure, you should obtain a copy of the current license or registration from the applicant, or verify with the accrediting or licensing authority that the applicant is accredited or licensed, and that the accreditation or licensure is current. You can also ask that same accrediting or licensing authority about any past or present disciplinary actions involving the applicant.
Applicants for employment or volunteer service who will be driving children and youth as part of their duties should provide you with a copy of a current, valid driver’s license; verify each year that their driver’s license has not been revoked or suspended, and report any suspension or revocation immediately. A Massachusetts employer conducting a pre-employment screening or employee background check can also obtain a copy of the applicant’s driving record directly from the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles online or by mail.
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