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Employment Reference Check

Phone reference check
A phone reference check includes manually calling your candidate's supplied reference to answer a list of questions and the summary of the reference call is included in your Certn report. Certn has a standard list of questions or the customer can provide their own.
Digital reference check
A digital reference check includes submitting employment reference questionnaires using our standard questions or allows you to supply a customized list of questions to verify the best applicant.

Availability

This check is available in Canada
🇨🇦
and the US
🇺🇸
This check is available for a quickscreen
Canada
US
Industry
Availability
Endpoints
Human Resources
Yes
Property Management
Yes
Industry
Availability
Endpoints
Human Resources
Yes
Property Management
Yes

Parameters

Request flag

Include one of these flags in the body of your request:

Optional flags

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

Invite parameters

To invite an applicant to complete a screen, include this parameter in the body of your request:
See all available Application parameters

Quickscreen parameters

The following parameters will officially take effect on November 16th, 2022.
These changes will be live on our Demo environment for you to test as of September 14th, 2022.
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
{
"email": "[email protected]",
"request_employer_phone_references": true,
"employer_questionaire_id": "b123b4cd-1a23-1a23-12a3-a123456b7890",
"information": {
"first_name": "Andrew",
"last_name": "McLeod",
"addresses": [
{
"address": "4412 King Alfred Court",
"city": "Victoria",
"province_state": "BC",
"country": "CA"
}
],
"employer_references": [
{
"company_name": "Bob's Mechanics",
"position": "Mechanic",
"start_date": "2010-01-01",
"end_date": "2020-12-23",
"first_name": "Bob",
"last_name": "Mechanic",
"reference_job_title": "Head Mechanic",
"relationship": "Supervisor",
"email": "[email protected]",
"phone_number": "12501234567"
}
]
}
}

Report

Report field: reference_result