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Conducting Effective Background Checks (Online Self-Study)


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  CPE Credit: 5
Course Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None


 

 

Description: 

 

A frequent misconception about background checks is that there exists a massive, centralized data repository that stores every piece of information the government has ever collected on every person. In truth, information is often incomplete and fragmented between different agencies and non-governmental organizations. Sometimes the data available is simply unreliable.

 

Furthermore, there is not a universal way to perform a background check, given that the level of depth and scope will vary based on the purpose of the search. The background check for a construction worker will not be the same as that for a high level manager, and a check on an individual will differ greatly from one performed on an organization.
 

This new online self-study course will help you make sense of these issues by reviewing the fundamentals of performing background checks, exploring the various types of background checks and the purposes of each and addressing the legal considerations to take into account when performing a background check.


You Will Learn How To:
 

Decide when to conduct a background check

Discern the types of records available when executing background checks

Develop a background check policy that will improve the quality of your organization’s employees and other business relationships

Assess the major laws that govern background checks including the Fair Credit Reporting Act, various anti-discrimination laws, financial and health privacy laws, considerations for state-specific laws and anti-corruption statutes

 

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Field of study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Last updated: July 2014

 

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Please note: To be eligible for CPE credit, you must complete the final exam within one year of purchase date. You may only claim CPE credit for a course once. 



Table of Contents: 

 

Lesson 1: Introduction

Lesson 2: When to Perform a Background Check

Lesson 3: Developing a Background Check Policy

Lesson 4: Public Records and Data Vendors

Lesson 5: Court and Law Enforcement Records

Lesson 6: Other Government Records

Lesson 7: Credit Reports

Lesson 8: Other Financial Records

Lesson 9: Additional Online Resources

Lesson 10: Reference Checking

Lesson 11: International Background Checks

Lesson 12: The Fair Credit Reporting Act

Lesson 13: Anti-Discrimination Rules

Lesson 14: Financial and Health Privacy Laws

Lesson 15: State-Specific Laws

Lesson 16: Bribery and Anti-Corruption Laws

 

ACFE online self-study courses feature:

24/7 access to courses through your Internet browser
Save time and quickly earn CPE credits with instant access, grading and printable certificate
The flexibility to start or stop a course and pick-up right where you left off
No additional shipping fees 
 

Learn more about accessing your online self-study course.

Learn more about online self-study courses and their features.

 

System requirements:

 

Internet access: High-speed connection recommended

Free Adobe Flash Player 

Speakers required for video sound

Online Self-Study Troubleshooting Guide:

Problem: When I attempt to access my courses from “My Online Learning,” the course never launches, or I receive an error message saying my pop-up blocker needs to be turned off.

Solution: Your web browser must be configured to allow pop-ups in order to access ACFE Self-Study courses. Your browser may prompt you to allow pop-ups, or you may have to allow them manually. You may either allow them for all sites, or allow them just for the current site.

For information on how to manage your pop-up blocker settings in a specific browser, click the link below that corresponds to the browser you are using:

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Also note that many toolbars, such as the Google Toolbar and Yahoo! include pop-up blockers as well. If you have one or more toolbars installed on your browser with built-in pop-up blockers, you must configure them to allow pop-ups.

Problem: When I click on a course from “My Online Learning,” I am presented with a login page, but my ACFE.com username and password won’t allow me to log in.

Solution: You do not have to log in a second time to access your online self-study. You most likely reached the login page because you clicked the link labeled “Click Here” as shown below:

 

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Do not click that link; instead, allow your browser to automatically open the eLearning window on its own, which should happen after a few seconds. This will log you in automatically so that you can access your online courses.

 

Problem: I receive the following error when I try to load a different lesson with a course:

 

  SS Online API Error 

 

Solution: This occurs in Internet Explorer when trying to load a different lesson without closing the current lesson. This error can be avoided two different ways:

 

Always close the current lesson before going to another one. Always click the Close Window button (usually the red “X” in the upper right corner) of the current lesson before clicking on another lesson.


Use a different browser. This error seems to only occur in Internet Explorer, so using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome should resolve the issue (see below for links to download either of these browsers).

 
Other Troubleshooting Tips: If you encounter other errors, such as courses freezing or crashing, we recommend taking the following action:
 

Try a different browser. ACFE online self-study courses are designed to run on all modern web browsers, but if you encounter a problem that is not solved using one of the suggestions above, you can try using a different web browser to see if it eliminates the problem. We have most frequently seen where using Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome has resolved an issue that was seen in Internet Explorer.

 
Mozilla Firefox can be downloaded here
Google Chrome can be downloaded here 

 

Make sure you are running the latest version of Flash. Go to Adobe.com to see what version of Flash you are running, and then compare that to the table on that page to see what the latest version is for your operating system/browser combination. If you are not running the newest version, you should upgrade and see if that resolves the problem.





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