Conducting Pre-Employment Background Investigations

This course will provide you with unique ideas on how to effectively market and recruit candidates for current openings. In addition, the knowledge and skills to conduct objective, thorough, and legally   sustainable applicant background investigations reflective of the   professional standards of your agency. 

The training will guide you through the relevant Federal and State Statutes and administrative regulations surrounding the selection and employment of personnel. We will also detail Federal and State fair employment laws, public  records requirements, EEOC employment guidelines, and ADA legislation and the impact of these regulations on the applicant background investigation and applicant selection. 

You will learn techniques for conducting interviews with applicants, references,  previous employers, friends, and neighbors. We will also address how to document the investigative findings in a comprehensive report properly. 

  • Reviewing recruiting issues and how to   recruit affectively.
  • Reviewing standards set forth by our profession,   department and state.
  • Why we conduct background investigations.
  • What characteristics we should look for in a candidate.
  • What documents and information are essential to   review before the interview.
  • Interviewing the candidate and others.
  • Recommendations and conclusions in final report.
  • Legal aspects regarding hiring practices.
  • Assisting the polygraph examiner and psychologist in   their assessments. 

January 6, 2020 0800-1600


Dirigo Safety, LLC

225 First Flight Drive

Auburn, ME


$129 Includes Lunch for all students


Background Investigations (pdf)