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Background Checks

Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the formation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), more rigorous background checks have been required for those who need access to restricted areas. More rules have been changed and added to cope with the challenge of making our air transportation system safe from terrorism.

NATA Compliance Services (NATACS) has developed specialized procedures that streamline the collection and transmission of data required to ensure compliance with the new rules. At every stage, we carefully identify, verify and certify what you need to know about the background of a given individual. There is no margin for error when the safety and security of your customers and employees are at stake.

We can help you manage your Background Check requirements.

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Give us a call at 1 (800) 788-3210. International Callers: 1 (703) 842-5317.

Our background services include:

Criminal History Records Check (CHRC)

A Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) is a TSA-defined process for taking and checking fingerprints against the FBI database. NATACS takes this process one step further by also screening information against the FBI Terrorist Watch list.

Per new regulations, a CHRC must be completed for all flight crew personnel on aircraft weighing 12,500 pounds or more. Also, all individuals who have unescorted access to Secure Identification Display Areas (SIDA), and all individuals who perform screening functions for passengers, checked baggage and cargo require a CHRC. In addition:

  • Aircraft operators must collect, control and process fingerprints through a NATACS certified collector, or under the direct observation of a qualified employee or by a law enforcement officer.
  • NATACS has been working with TSA to fulfill the requirement since its inception.
  • NATACS developed methods to maintain clear chain of custody, and uses both electronic or inkless scanning approved by the FBI and TSA.
  • Our collection locations and processes are convenient and flexible.

Criminal History Verification

In order to give you added confidence in your hiring decisions, NATACS searches for any criminal convictions, whether felony or misdemeanor, at the County, State and Federal level.

5-Year History Verification

We verify the most recent five years of employment, education and unemployment history. What's more, we identify gaps of twelve months or greater (or less as defined by customer) that are unverifiable. The 5-year history verification also includes an international background check.

10-Year History Verification

Some positions require a longer background check. For these situations, NATACS verifies ten years of employment, education and unemployment history, and checks gaps of twelve months or greater (or less as defined by customer) that are unverifiable. The 10-year history verification includes an international background check.

FAA Records Check

  • PRIA - To ensure the most thorough background check, NATACS sources the FAA for certain records on pilot and medical certificates, and associated ratings (AC No: 120-68A)
  • FOIA - We also obtain from the FAA certain records on legal summaries and enforcement actions.

Air Carrier Records Check

Trust us to check records from other air carriers or other employers in the past five years and identify records on training, competency, disciplinary actions, and/or terminations or other causes for separation of the applicant pilot or employee.

Drug and Alcohol History Check

To comply with the DOT-regulated requirements (49 CFR Part 40), NATACS investigates an applicant’s drug and alcohol history for the previous two-year period.

Motor Vehicle Registry Check

Our capability extends to background checks on an individual's past motor vehicle violations, suspensions or revocations.

National Driver Registry Check

We also secure pertinent records on the motor vehicle driving record of an individual from the National Driver Register.

Social Security Trace/ Verification

A key identification measurement is the individual's Social Security number, which we verify through a trace to determine the veracity of the number and its use in credit applications, as well as location of residence at the time of use.

Professional License/Certificate Verification

We verify the validity of an applicant's licenses and certificates.

10-Year Application Review

We review an applicant's history as noted on the application for the most recent ten years to determine gaps of twelve months or greater (or less as defined by customer) that are unverifiable. The review also includes confirmation of applicant's response to any disqualifying crimes as defined in 49 CFR Parts 1542.209 and 1544.229.

Worker's Compensation History

We conduct a comprehensive check on the individual's work-related accidents and injuries.

Professional Reference Check

We verify professional references to check information provided by an applicant or employee.