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!

While a background check is optional, you’ll also receive an additional 300 Partner Points for passing a Background Check which helps your profile rank higher in search results. That means, more students will strongly consider your profile when booking!

In addition, we make it easy for students to filter search results to see background checked teachers only. Since the majority of your audience for new students is made up of parents and other folks concerned about safety, we highly recommend getting a background check so  your profile can compete with the most popular teachers in your area.

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

  • On your profile


  • 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?