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Background Checks

Background Checks:

The Northern Illinois Conference has moved to a direct access procedure for background checks with our partner, Trusted Employees, to make them more timely and flexible for our churches.

*Note: When your church is completing the Safe Gatherings training, a background check is a part of that training. No additional background check is needed.  Background checks through Trusted Employees is an option if you choose to do your own training.

Trusted Employees provides a comprehensive range of applicant screening and verification services that are scalable, customizable and can be integrated with applicant tracking systems.

  • Over 20 years of experience
  • More than 5,000 active clients
  • A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau
  • Member, National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS)
  • Certified by multiple independent parties focused on data security and privacy

The Northern Illinois Conference has a partnership with Trusted Employees.  Because NIC remains the parent organization, we can ensures low cost for the local church. Click here for pricing.

Once a church decides to move forward with Trusted Employees, they will work with Donna Ploof, National Sales Director to set up the church's account. Donna will walk the church through setting up their account and through the process for setting up background checks. Donna can be contacted via phone at 952.259.3018 or by email at

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