Education Background Screening Solution

ESR provides education background screening services specializing in schools,
colleges, and universities.


Employment Screening Resources (ESR) provides education background screening services specializing in schools, colleges, and universities. ESR helps verify the certification, training, and educational claims such as dates of attendance and graduation, degrees or certifications obtained, and majors studied of a job applicant. ESR protects against false educational claims, degree mills, and diploma mills.

Along with standard ESR background screening services, solutions include:

  • Helping Colleges and Universities Hire Safe Employees and Faculty Members
  • Diploma Mills and Degree Mills Checks
  • Student Background Checks

ESR determines if a school is legitimate and accredited through the two organizations below:

If a school is not accredited, a search of databases listing known diploma mills is conducted. 

Employers should keep in mind that there is no comprehensive, up-to-date list of degree mills. Fake schools can be set up overnight and fake schools are now setting up fake accreditation agencies.  If a school cannot be validated, it does not necessarily mean the school is a diploma mill since there are legitimate distance learning schools, vocational schools, and theological schools that can grant degrees.

An experienced background screening firm like ESR will always take steps to determine if a school is authentic.


For more information on Diploma Mills read ESR's News Blog articles here.


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The most selective companies trust ESR to manage their screening programs.

Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) is a global background check firm that is a strategic choice for employers who need accuracy and compliance in their background screening programs.

ESR is accredited by the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA) – formerly the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) – and undergoes yearly SSAE 18 SOC 2® Type 2 audits to ensure the privacy, security, confidentiality of consumer information.

ESR founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen wrote the book on background checks with “The Safe Hiring Manual.” To learn more about services and solutions from ESR, please fill out the form to the right.

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