Checkr Integration

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We've partnered with a third party called Checkr to provide integrated background checks in Planning Center apps.

When you use Checkr for running background checks on your volunteers and staff, you can have confidence that the results are reliable, and the process is compliant to your local laws and regulations.

Enable the Checkr Integration

Whether you need to sign up for a new Checkr account or you are already a Checkr customer, go to the Integrations tab on the Accounts Organization page to connect Checkr with Planning Center.


Scroll to the Checkr integration, and click Connect to Checkr.


Create your account with Checkr or Sign in to connect an existing account.


It can take up to 48 hours for the Checkr account setup process to complete.

Purpose of Checkr Account

During the Checkr signup process, choose Employment when you are asked to select the Purpose of your Checkr account.


According to FTC, potential volunteers are covered by the same protections and compliance concerns that potential employees are. When it comes to background checks, you can think of volunteers as unpaid employees.

If you choose Legitimate Business Need, the candidate's driving records will not be available for order due to compliance issues

If you've already created your Checkr account and know that you set that setting wrong, you can email Checkr support to ask them to change it. It might take 1-2 days to get a response.

Once you've integrated with Checkr, you can begin running background checks!

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