Your partner for background screening.

First Choice provides companies of all sizes with quality pre-employment background screening services and the information needed to make more sensible hiring decisions. As a certified woman and minority-owned business with more than 25 years of experience and a unique specialization in the research of on-site public records, First Choice supports you with the assurance that the applicants you hire are who they claim to be.

  • What You Get

  • How It Works

  • Results

  • Resources

What You Get

Criminal History Checks

First Choice provides a thorough background investigation including County, Statewide, Federal, and National levels. In addition, Sex Offender Registry and Terrorist Watch Lists are researched

Credit & Verification Reports

First Choice delivers comprehensive credit reports for individuals and businesses, as well as verifies licenses, education, employment, and more.

Employee Screening Services

First Choice is a one-stop shop for all of your screening needs, offering Drug Testing, International Background Checks, Fingerprinting, Social Media searches, and more.

Free Training

We offer free webinars, applicant entry, and document storage at no additional cost, along with web-based training and a dedicated client relations specialist for your account.

Service Excellence

We never outsource our domestic verifications; all are done from our corporate office in Florida. Plus, our company policy is to always respond to calls and emails within one hour.

Trusted Partnership

As a certified woman and minority-owned business, we pride ourselves on being accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners and our A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

How It Works

First Choice understands the importance of making correct employment decisions. We provide you with the prompt, accurate information you need to hire quality employees and retain them with confidence, every time.

Ultimate partners with First Choice, powered by TazWorks, to offer a comprehensive suite of cloud-based employee background and drug screening services.

Through a bi-directional integration between Ultimate Software and First Choice, recruiters and hiring managers can initiate employment background and drug testing checks on candidates directly within UltiPro Recruiting® with just a few clicks.

Once a background check is initiated, information entered into UltiPro Recruiting is pre-populated in the background check form, reducing duplicate data entry. Then, an email is sent to the candidate to provide any additional information and to obtain consent.

With seamless access and an interactive workflow for managing background screening requirements, the solution offers a fast, simple, and intuitive user and applicant experience, allowing you to increase workforce productivity, reduce time-to-hire, and get more, high-quality hires.

First Choice’s unique screening services include:

  • Criminal searches – county, state, federal, and national
  • International screening
  • Nationwide drug screening and fingerprinting
  • Education and employment verifications
  • FCRA-compliant social media searches
  • I-9 and E-Verify services
  • Motor vehicle reports
  • Credit reports

Customer Results

Non-Profit Entity

"First Choice is a true blessing to our non-profit. We are probably one of their smallest clients, but they treat us as if we are one of the largest. They customized the program to fit our needs and make the process easy for our customers."

Angela | Current Customer


First Choice Blog

Stay up-to-date on company news and the latest background screening news by browsing the First Choice blog.

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Upcoming Events

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