Background Checks with Square Payroll

Square Payroll partners with Checkr so you can access an all-in-one background check solution that improves your customers’ and employees’ safety. A background check helps ensure the candidate you want is the right fit so you don’t lose out on the best talent.

Get Started

  1. Register: Create an account with Checkr.

  2. Verification and setup: Checkr will verify your account and email you with a secure login.

  3. Run your first check: Log in to your account and run your first check at a discounted rate.


Checkr’s pricing is lower than industry averages. In addition, Square Payroll customers receive 15% off all packages. Your Checkr account will automatically be set up with standard packages and custom pricing enabled.

Features Basic Essential Professional
SSN Trace ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Sex Offender Registry ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Global Watchlist Records ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
National Criminal Records ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Unlimited County Criminal Search ✔️ ✔️
Education Verification (Highest level) ✔️ ✔️
Employment Verification (Current) ✔️

Learn more about Checkr and Square Payroll customer pricing.

Additional packages are available from Checkr, including drug screenings, professional license and employment verifications. Please reach out to Checkr's Support team to add any additional packages to your account.

Note: Some counties and all state DMVs charge fixed fees to retrieve criminal or driving records. Some state courts also have additional fixed fees to retrieve criminal records. Checkr includes these as “pass-through fees” and they do not mark these up. Please visit Checkr's website for a complete listing of Checkr's pass through fees.