About Lexis RefCheck

Reduce the risk of placing the wrong candidate with Lexis RefCheck. Excellent employees are your organisation’s greatest asset, but a poor hiring decision can lead to reputational damage and financial loss.

Screening potential employees thoroughly before you make an offer of employment is vital to your hiring process. With Lexis RefCheck, you can verify all the details of your candidates quickly and accurately. Verify ID numbers and driver’s licences, conduct criminal checks and ensure your candidates have obtained all the qualifications listed on their résumés. Search for directorships not listed on an employee declaration and identify any possible risks associated with company ownership, all with absolute transparency and data integrity you can rely on.

Designed with the customer in mind, Lexis RefCheck promises to deliver quality assured verifications with integrity and speed, meeting all your pre-employment and background screening needs. Established in 2000 and acquired by LexisNexis in 2003 the business combines its considerable experience with expert systems and innovative methods to provide clients with comprehensive, efficient and fast credential vetting service.

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A Comprehensive and Growing List of Verifications

Lexis RefCheck offers an extensive range of verifications, from the most frequently used criminal credit, ID verification and qualification verification checks to more industry specific checks for FAIS compliance.

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Credit Bureau Report
  • Drivers Licence Check
  • Professional Driving Permit
  • ID Verification
  • Fraud Listings
  • Matric Umalusi (Post 1992)
  • Matric  DOE (Pre 1992

  • Other Umalusi
  • N Level Qualifications
  • Tertiary Academic
  • Employment History
  • Social Media Check
  • Fit & Proper Screening
  • FAIS Comprehensive Check
  • Consumer Goods Council
  • Professional Association
  • Citizenship Confirmation
  • Permanent Residency
  • Work Permit Verification
  • Asylum Permit Verification
  • Business Background Check
  • Director/Member Search
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    How do I register?

    Registration on Lexis RefCheck is free of charge and you will only be billed for the verification checks you conduct.

    Simply click on the Register Now button below, submit all required documents and we will have your account activated in 48hours.

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    How much will it cost?

    Lexis RefCheck is a pay per verification service, allowing you to monitor and manage how much you spend.

    Register now to see the cost per verification or contact us for a volume based quotation.

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    What about training?

    Lexis RefCheck Training

    We provide free Lexis RefCheck system training either at our offices or at your premises with your dedicated Lexis RefCheck Account Manager.

    During this training session we will show you the ins and outs of using the product, the best information to submit for the best result and how you can manage your applications to ensure maximum efficiency and quick turnaround time.

    Lexis RefCheck training is conducted at our offices in Woodmead, Johannesburg on a biweekly basis. Book now to secure your place. Booking is on a first-come first-served basis.

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    Criminal Illicit Activity Check Training – Afiswitch

    Interested in becoming a registered biometric officer? We have registered trainers around the country and conduct training in our offices in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

    Onsite training is also available and our trainers will travel to outer lying regions where necessary.

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    What if I already have scanners?

    Already a registered biometric officer and have purchased a scanner with another service provider? Switching to Lexis RefCheck is easy, we can dual link your scanner and transfer your biometric officers seamlessly and at no additional cost

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    Advancing Screening Technology

    Designed to be efficient in every way. Lexis RefCheck uses the latest technology to ensure processing
    of verifications is done in the most seamless manner.

    Digital Convenience

    No more faxing and emailing documents. Upload your document and attach to your
    application in one easy step.

    Gain Control

    Manage your own user access by deciding which users have access to certain types of checks and control who sees the results.


    The Lexis RefCheck Fingerprint Database allows you to search for the fingerprints of a candidate captured by anyone of our registered
    biometric officers nationwide.

    Comprehensive Reporting

    Always have sight of verification results, cost per candidate or cost centre and our
    service level agreement.

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    email: sales@lexisnexis.co.za