How it Works

SafetyPIN’s Universal Trust Badge…
6 steps to maximum peace of mind



The entire application process takes about 5 minutes. Simply fill in your information, answer a few short questions, pay the $1* application fee, and hit “submit.” We’ll take care of the rest.


Behind the scenes.

After you apply, we run a criminal and financial history, verify your ID, and score the questions you answered.


Look for an email or text.

Most applications can be approved within 24 hours. We’ll keep you posted on the status of your application and let you know as soon as you’re approved.


Link your profiles

Add links to all your listings so the SafetyPIN extension can make your profile POP. It’s like moving your application right to the top of the pile.


Post and Share.

Not everyone qualifies for a SafetyPIN, so once you have yours, post it proudly. Add it anywhere you want and start booking more jobs ASAP.


Stay Current

Keep your membership current so people can verify it. Pay monthly or once a year…whatever works for you. The best part: your membership fee never increases!

*We’re sorry but the state of New York charges $95 for background checks. So if you lived anywhere in NY since you turned 18 – or work there now, you’ll be charged an extra one-time, non-refundable fee of $95. We don’t make any money on that. That is what the State actually charges.

How is it different than a regular background check?

Only SafetyPIN:

  • Rescreens people regularly – and revokes their PIN if they no longer meet our requirements
  • Uses a proprietary behavioral review – to eliminate people without criminal history that still raise red flags
  • Looks at the underlying psychology and patterns of behavior – to ensure maximum trust and safety
  • Uses a single, consistent standard. If you see a SafetyPIN, you know they met the criteria set by our panel of experts. Other sites pick what level of background check to run – and that leaves you vulnerable. For example, only 16 states report all criminal activity to the “National Criminal Database.” And New York, Texas, and California aren’t included. 
  • Screens more area than the standard background check. Most background checks only look at the county someone lives in. That means, if you lived in New York City, a typical background check wouldn’t even cover Brooklyn. And that’s just the beginning. To learn more about how background checks really work (or don’t), click here