Unbeatable Speed. Unrivaled Accuracy. Relentless Customer Service.

Sterling Infosystems is the world’s largest company focused entirely on background checks.


Led by our founder since 1975, we continually reinvest knowledge and resources back into the business. We deliver relentless customer service, unbeatable speed, and unrivaled accuracy.

Our team of over 2,200 employees serve over 20,000 customers across the globe, including 25% of the Fortune 100. More importantly we retain our customers – our 97% retention rate is based on a keen understanding of our customers’ needs, and then delivering on our promises.



We are committed to proactive technology innovation

Creating tools that let you confidently Know Who You’re Hiring. Recent innovations include:






quotequote At Sterling, quality customer service is a way of life. We innovate with technology and our compliance experts are always available to you.


Our FCRA compliance expertise is always available to you. All of our background checking solutions are completely configurable and cover all industries including Staffing, Retail, Franchise, Healthcare, Financial Services, Education, Technology and more.





The Sterling family includes BackCheck - the largest background check provider in Canada and among the largest in the U.K.

We offer background screening in over 200 countries, territories and dependencies, supported by broad global experience and international regulatory compliance expertise. Sterling also owns and operates Bishops Services, Inc., the oldest privately held investigation and corporate due diligence firm in the United States.