Teacher Screening

You need to attract qualified teaching staff due to a shortage of qualified local staff, but how can you ensure that these are genuine applicants with the right skills and experience? The answer is to methodically screen Teaching License applicants through Primary Source Verification.

What are the risks of not conducting Primary Source Verification?

Unqualified or poorly qualified teaching staff are admitted to your country.

Child safety will be compromised if proper background checks are not conducted.

Employers (which may be government departments or education authorities) may expose themselves to legal liability if issues arise and teachers are subsequently found to be unqualified.

What about attestation?

Many people and government departments mistakenly confuse the attestation process and the verification process. Attestation is a legal process that does NOT pass judgment on whether or not a document is genuine or not or that its source is genuine. We have performed Primary Source Verification on thousands of bogus documents that have already been attested, sometimes by numerous lawyers, embassies and government departments.

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Diploma Mill - Columbus University
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What is Teacher Screening?

Teacher Screening by Dataflow consists of the verification of the documents and information that the applicant has submitted and the checking of the name of the applicant against our proprietary anti-fraud databases.

Documents such as degree certificates are checked with the entity that issued them e.g. a university. This entity is the Primary Source of the document thus this process is known as Primary Source Verification. Importantly, we also check that the entity itself is genuine.

Likewise, past employment information is checked directly with the past employer (the Primary Source of this information) in order to verify it.

But we go much further than this due to our market leading position and long experience. We maintain extensive databases of bogus colleges, universities and employers as well as a myriad of industry-specific databases that assist us in identifying fraudulent teacher license applications.

Can Primary Source Verification be done globally?

Yes, we perform Primary Source Verification in every country on the planet in a fast and cost effective manner.

How much does it cost?

Cost depends on the scope of the screening however most of our government clients ask the applicant to pay for the screening. Please note that the US government charges USD500 as a "Fraud Fee" for reviewing visa applicants documents. We charge a lot less.

Checks typically conducted

Degree or Diploma Certificate checked for accreditation of issuing authority and then, if accredited, verified with issuing authority.

Professional Qualification verified with Primary Source.

Professional Qualification verified with Primary Source.

Employment History checked for 3 years with Primary Source.

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