Va. MVDB Provides Another Update on Sales License Background Check Providers

As we have reported previously, Virginia auto dealers are now required to complete background checks on behalf of new sales personnel who are seeking a license in the state. When the mandate went into effect on Aug. 1, there were just two providers to choose from, but there are now seven authorized vendors.

Dealers will need to get a unique background check code number for each sales staff member, and list it on the MVDB 61 form they submit to the state on their behalf.

The following providers are authorized to conduct MVDB-approved background checks for those seeking new salesperson licenses:

Screening One

Paul Craddock


Accurate (formerly Careerbuilder)




Employment Screening Services

Russ Blitz


Partnership Screening International Inc.

Jim Hulburt


Bill Auchmoody


The Cole Group

Paige Johnson, EVP of Operations



Kristine Redko, Enterprise Account Manager

800-324-7700 x 142

Please note that you are required to include the unique background check code on each application prior to submitting it to the MVDB. The MVDB also notes that some background check providers may “require exclusive use agreements or minimum service agreements to utilize their services.”


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