Credential Verification

A credential verification validates a candidate's professional credential/license as entered by the candidate.

Certn makes 3-5 sufficient attempts to obtain source data for verification and reports back accordingly. A sufficient attempt can be defined as an attempt which could reasonably lead to a result.



Request flag

Include this flag in the body of your request:


Optional flags

Set these flags explicitly, or leave them out to use your team's default settings:




Invite parameters

To invite an applicant to complete a screen, include this parameter in the body of your request:

  • email

See all available Application parameters

Quickscreen parameters

To complete a quickscreen, include these parameters in the body of your request:

Make sure to obtain the proof of consent from your applicant before running the quickscreen.

Example request

    "request_credential_verification": true,
    "email": "",
    "information": {
        "first_name": "Sebastien",
        "last_name": "Normandin",
        "date_of_birth": "1970-06-28",
        "addresses": [{
                "address": "4412 King Alfred Court",
                "city": "Victoria",
                "province_state": "BC",
                "country": "CA",
                "current": true
        "credentials": [{
                "date_of_certification": "2020-08-21",
                "description": "PMP proves project leadership experience and expertise.",
                "certification": "Project Management Professional (PMP)",
                "institution": "Project Management Institute",
                "current": false
    "position_or_property_location": {
        "address": "Tiffany & Co., 97 Greene St",
        "city": "New York City",
        "county": "New York",
        "province_state": "NY",
        "country": "US",
        "postal_code": "10012",
        "location_type": "Position Location"


Report field: information.credentials

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