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
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and the US
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This check is available for a quickscreen
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Canada
US
Industry
Availability
Endpoints
Human Resources
Yes
Property Management
Yes
Industry
Availability
Endpoints
Human Resources
Yes
Property Management
Yes

Parameters

Get your applicant's consent: Disclosure​

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:
  • email
  • employer_questionaire_id
See all available Application parameters​

Quickscreen parameters

To complete a quickscreen, include these parameters in the body of your request:
    • first_name
    • last_name
    • ​employers (min 1)
      • Email: contact_email
        or
      • Phone: contact_phone
Example request
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{
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"email": "[email protected]",
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"request_employer_references": true,
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"employer_questionaire_id": "b123b4cd-1a23-1a23-12a3-a123456b7890",
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"information": {
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"first_name": "Andrew",
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"last_name": "McLeod",
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"addresses": [{
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"address": "4412 King Alfred Court",
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"city": "Victoria",
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"province_state": "BC",
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"country": "CA"
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}
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],
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"employers": [{
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"position": "Mechanic",
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"company_name": "Bob's Mechanics",
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"contact_first_name": "Bob",
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"contact_last_name": "Mechanic",
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"contact_position": "Owner",
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"contact_email": "[email protected]",
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"contact_phone": "12505555555",
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"can_contact": true,
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"start_date": "2010-01-01",
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"end_date": "2020-12-23",
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}
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]
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}
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}
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