Five free criminal background checks for every PACE member

Among PACE's many valuable services to its members is the criminal background check program developed with BIO-MED Testing Services.


  • The safety of students and potential liability from negligent-hiring lawsuits are a strong justification for pre-hire background checks. In Oregon, as in other states, lawsuits for negligent hiring are among the fast-growing areas of tort litigation.
  • Using a national database, PACE members can conduct comprehensive pre-employment criminal history background checks both for both job applicants and volunteers. Better yet, the results come back on the same day.


  • PACE's background check scans nationwide information from the following sources:
    • State court repositories;
    • State Administrative Office of the Courts;
    • Departments of Corrections;
    • County court records;
    • Traffic court records;
    • State sex offender registries;
    • Probation, parole and community service records.
  • PACE pays for the first five background checks in a calendar year for each PACE member.
  • The fee is just $29 per background check after that.

Other resources

Download a free flyer (68kb This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.) decribing the drug testing and criminal background check services provided to PACE members.