Checkr is one of the Background Check providers for the Background Check Stage in Fountain. Checkr offers a wide range of checks, including criminal background check, Motor Vehicle Report (MVR). By setting up this integration, you'll be able to use the Background Check with Checkr (USA) Stage.  

Checkr Account Needed

Checkr only services the United States and you must have a Checkr account. Please consult your Customer Success Manager or email to learn more about Checkr and obtaining a Checkr account.


What's Covered


Package Types Supported

  1. Criminal Checks with Motor Vehicle Reports (MVR) Combo
  2. Criminal Check Stand Alone
  3. Motor Vehicle Reports (MVR) Stand Alone


1. Account Setup

After you have a Checkr account, email your point of contact at Checkr asking for three things and CC in the email:

  1. “We’re integrating with Fountain.”
  2. “Can my Checkr account get production access to the Checkr API?”
  3. “Which report(s) is my account authorized to run?”


2. Checkr API

  1. Log into your Checkr account.
  2. Go to Settings, then Developer Settings.
  3. Add the following URL as a webhook
  4. Add a Live Private API key and copy it for the Fountain integration.


3. Fountain Integration

  1. Log into your Fountain account.
  2. Hover over your name at the top right of the page and click on Integrations.
  3. Click on Screening on the left.
  4. Connect to Checkr by pasting the Live Private API key from your Checkr account into the following field:Checkr_API.png
  5. You're all set! You can now add Checkr background check stages to your workflow and select which reports you'd like to run on applicants. Learn more about the background check labels here.


Testing your Background Check

These test SSN's and drivers license numbers will allow you to run a test applicant through your workflow and output specific statuses for the background check and MVR. Please note you will be charged for these unless you use Checkr's Test API. You can find the Test API Key in Developer settings on the Checkr dashboard. 

Test SSN Test Driver License Numbers

111-11-2001 Criminal screenings with status 'clear'

111-11-2002 Criminal screenings with status 'consider'


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