Avoid a Catastrophe with an Education Verification

Education Verification

Did your candidate really earn that degree? Verify it with an Education Verification by AIR Pre-Hire.

We hear it all the time: customize your resume for the best results. But how many of your potential employees take this customization a little too far and put down educational experiences they never had? A potential employee could simply change their Bachelor of Science in Psychology into a Master of Science in Education with a few simple keystrokes. According to a 2015 HireRight Employment Screening Benchmark Report, 86 percent of employers reported applicants lying on their resume. So how do you spot a falsification on a resume? By using an education verification report by AIR Pre-Hire.

Why are Education Verifications Important?

Education verifications will help you understand more about the candidate as well as to gather some critical information before hiring someone for your team. Verifying your candidate’s information can help take the stress out of finding the match between the candidate’s alleged schooling and your position’s requirements. Making sure your candidate is able to do the position before hiring them will ensure you are making the best decision for your company and the candidate as well.

What is Checked During an Education Verification?

During an education verification service by AIR Pre-Hire, we will check the candidates’ degree, diploma, and credentials; major of the degree; graduation or completion date; any achievements or honors; dates or attendance; and the officially educational accrediting body. This service by AIR Pre-Hire will ensure you are hiring someone capable of doing the job for you.

How is Education Falsified?

For the most part, false educational claims on an application or resume are just an accident. Many female students go by their maiden names, which could lead to some confusion. This report could also come back invalid simply because we need more information about the institution itself. Unfortunately, many colleges have the same name, which can be confusing upon a first check. But with more information such as majors and addresses of the college, we will be able to verify the information correctly. Although there are some instances where these claims are an accident, others put falsehoods on their resume as a way of boosting their chances of getting the position. Diploma mills can easily be found online and real look diplomas are simply mailed to their address by the seller. Candidates could also be lying about their major or their graduation dates. The only way to verify this information is with a service from a company like AIR Pre-Hire. Don’t waste time hiring someone who is not qualified. Call AIR Pre-Hire today!


AIR Pre-Hire in Reisterstown, MD, conducts accurate and verified universal background screening, so you will have thorough background checks on your employees. Here at AIR Pre-Hire we don’t simply check the basic information, we dig deep to identify inconsistencies and make sure your potential employees (as well as existing employees) are acceptable for hire. This is the human element of our custom pre-screening service. You can count on us for timely, verified pre-screening and employee re-screening.

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