OEC will cover background check fees until June 30, 2025

Last updated June 10, 2024

Once again, OEC will cover the $88.25 fee for background check costs.

We’ll pay the fee up through June 30, 2025.

Tips for getting a background check

To make sure the process goes smoothly — and that you complete your background check quickly — make sure to follow this guidance.

  • Always use the Background Check Information System (BCIS). You need to have a BCIS profile and to submit all documents and information through the system.
  • Make sure you get your Applicant Tracking Number (ATN) through BCIS. Trying to get one another way will slow down your progress.
  • Double check your information in BCIS and your ATN. Use your legal name. Make sure your birth date is correct and check for errors. If there’s a mismatch, the system may require you to get fingerprints again.
  • Only create one Applicant Tracking Number (ATN). You only need one to get your fingerprints.

Not following this guidance could delay your background check or prevent it from going through.