Reminder: Changes to Va. MVDB Background Check Process Now in Effect

Effective as of August 1, Virginia auto dealers are now responsible for conducting the mandatory background checks for initial salesperson licenses.

As of now, only these two firms are authorized to complete MVDB licensing background checks. The state MVDB has said previously that more would be added, but as of their latest update last week, the two approved firms remain as follows:

Screening One

Paul Craddock



Employment Screening


According to the state, when you submit your MVDB 61 form on behalf of a new salesperson, the background check vendor will provide you with a unique identifier code to include under the “Background Check Report Number” line in Section 4 of the application. If you have any questions, please contact the MVDB at (804) 367-1100.

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