Why should I get a background check?

Everyone cares about safety. Earn trust and get more students.

Students and parents who come to TakeLessons are looking for a safe and qualified teacher. When surveyed, 97% of parents said they would only book lessons with teachers who have been background checked. The Background Checked badge on your profile makes almost everyone feel more comfortable with the idea of booking lessons with you, and that’s what you want!

As of January 2021, all teachers in the TakeLessons marketplace are required to have a valid background check on file to appear in our searches for new students. If the background check expires, your profile visibility will automatically be turned off until you submit and pass a new one. 

Once you've passed your background check, your new badge will appear:

  • On your profile

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  • In public search results

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What is covered in a background check?

How do I get the Background Checked badge on my profile?

How much does a background check cost?