Safe and Sound

Encore's Safe and Sound Program

We understand your concerns about safety. That's why we created our Safe and Sound™ program. Every teacher that signs up to be listed on Encore's website must pass a national criminal background check and a reference check to earn our Safe and Sound™ trust seal.

National Criminal Background Check

TalentWise®, the nation's leader in national criminal background checks, performs all background checks for us. Their comprehensive background check includes the following:

  • SSN Trace
  • Address History
  • 7-Year National Criminal Database Search
  • Courthouse Verification of Criminal Database Records (up to 3)
  • National Sex Offender Registry Check

The Nationwide Background Check is a robust 7-year criminal database search covering 43 states and the District of Columbia, including courthouse verification of all potential records associated with the subject.

Reference Check

In addition to the national criminal background check, we contact up to three professional references for each teacher. These references can include current and formers students, parents of students, professors, and employers.