Virginia MVDB Background Check Process to Change on August 1

Last week, the Virginia Motor Vehicle Dealer Board announced that, effective August 1, auto dealers in the commonwealth are responsible for conducting the mandatory background checks for initial salesperson licenses.

As of earlier this week, only these two firms are authorized to complete MVDB licensing background checks, though the state says more will be added soon:

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.

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