First Advantage Review

Learn about First Advantage screening services for small businesses. Includes info on First Advantage, free trials, pricing, and FAQs.

Updated on March 31st, 2020

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First Advantage offers a wide array of employee, vendor, and tenant screening services in over 200 countries and territories. Other offerings include workflow and compliance management, as well as tax credit programs.

Background Screening Pricing:


Price Per Candidate


From $25.00


From $34.00


From $71.00


From $104.00

Drug Testing


Pricing for First Advantage's other services is not readily available on their website. For more information, you should contact the company.

First Advantage

Pros: Operates in many countries. Solutions can be used by businesses of every size.

Cons: Poor customer service. Background checks can take a long time.

Bottomline: First Advantage offers many risk-minimizing business solutions, but falls short when it comes to customer service.

Key Information:

Legal Name

First Advantage Corporation

Founding Date

Jan 01, 2003


1 Concourse Parkway NE, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30328

Number of Employees


Number of Customers




1 (800) 888-5773



What is First Advantage's price range?

According to our research, First Advantage's background screening services start at $25.00 per person. Drug testing costs $10.00 per person. Prices for other solutions, including workflow and compliance management, are not readily available on First Advantage's website. Interested individuals should contact the company to request further information.

What does First Advantage check for?

First Advantage's screening solutions can check for educational, employment, and SSN verification, as well as credit and criminal histories, among other things. First Advantage also offers alcohol and drug testing, plus a service that informs clients of changes to employees' criminal records.

How long does First Advantage's background checks take?

First Advantage notes that their turnaround time depends on the searches that clients require. They do not provide an estimate on their website. The company does, however, note that clients can receive drug test results within minutes, but that lab-based testing usually takes between and 24 and 48 hours.

Does UPS use First Advantage?

Yes, UPS uses First Advantage's background screening services.

How do I contact First Advantage?

You can email Those who are based in the U.S. or in Canada can phone 1 (800) 888-5773. Alternatively, view First Advantage's website for a list of their other phone numbers.

Is there a First Advantage free trial?

First Advantage's website makes no mention of free trials for any of their offerings.