lovehate

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How long did your Certiphi background check take to get processed?

Mine was processed within 5 minutes. I got an email that it was complete and ready to be released to the schools. I logged in and released it.

Is that normal ?
I thought these background checks take at least few days!
 

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If your background is plain as vanilla, then you're good to go. Looks like it was...
 
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DV-T

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I ordered mine 5 days ago and they still have not finished. So thank your lucky stars.
 
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Wow that’s impressively quick. Mine took about 17 hours- still a relatively short turnaround


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Mine was complete in January, and I was told all was good. A few days ago, my school called me and said, "you, ah, you gonna send it or nah?"

Come to find out, the auto-send feature never sent it at all! Had to physically release it myself.
 
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lovehate

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Mine was complete in January, and I was told all was good. A few days ago, my school called me and said, "you, ah, you gonna send it or nah?"

Come to find out, the auto-send feature never sent it at all! Had to physically release it myself.
I released manually. I didn't trust the auto-release.
 
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Mine took the weekend because they had to verify my DD214 from my time in the Marines.
 
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harkas

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5 days. I messed up the dates of my addresses and it included 2 states.
 
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Mine took about 4 days.

So do I have to send the result to my school or will they already have it?
 
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Mine took a few weeks, because I had an international address listed and they needed more information from me in order to run the records search there. If you’ve mostly lived in the same area and have a squeaky clean past I can see it being returned pretty quickly since they wouldn’t need to run many searches
 
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I honestly had this suspicion. There is no way they checked my record in 33 different agencies, unless they had a prepared report.

Usually it takes a few days since many superior or district courts need to be checked manually. I would guess, where you live, the computer was able to do everything automatically, which is cool / creepy.
 
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How long it takes probably depends on a number of factors including how many prior addresses you have had and how many different states you have lived in. Mine took three days.
 

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How expensive were all of yours? I just received mine and it's telling me $150!! :/
I heard something like they base it on where you live and how many places you've lived with $150 the max or something? Kinda frustrating. I have no speeding tickets, nothing on my record. But live in Boston so that might be why?

I didn't pay anything. Have you been accepted to a medical school? You should receive an email with a code to use and it doesn't charge you....
 
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Isoval

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Maybe they were already digging up dirt on you...

...so when you asked, they just handed over the file at the top of their stack...

HMMMMM

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I didn't pay anything. Have you been accepted to a medical school? You should receive an email with a code to use and it doesn't charge you....

:whoa:Wait seriously?? Damnit! Lucky! No I was accepted to OD school hahah but there wasn't anything in our forums so I was looking through here and dental school. This was the most recent thread I came across so I was thinking you guys were charged too! Apparently OD and DMD have to pay for Certiphi ranging from $30-$200 depending on state/how many places lived. Even with the code that they emailed me to put in. FML lol well thanks anyways :) also Congrats! Good luck this fall!
 
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