CollegeCert Announces Partnership with National Student Clearinghouse® to Offer Academic Credentials Verification Services

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CollegeCert Announces Partnership with National Student Clearinghouse® to Offer Academic Credentials Verification Services

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This alliance with National Student Clearinghouse will reassure candidates who sign up for CollegeCert that the data accessed by potential employers is accurate, reliable and timely.

Princeton, NJ (March 17, 2015) - CollegeCert, the first background verification service to allow candidates online control of which employers access their verified credentials, today announced a partnership with the National Student Clearinghouse to offer educational background check services complimentary to employers as they vet qualified candidates during the interview process. With this agreement, clients of CollegeCert can now quickly verify applicants’ key background information, including educational history and degrees earned.

As a result of this alliance, CollegeCert will leverage the National Student Clearinghouse’s access to national college and university degree information, representing over 90% of U.S. four-year degrees, to provide background screens with instant academic credentials to its clients. This fits well with CollegeCert’s stated mandate to facilitate the candidate screening process and provide candidates with control over who can view their verified credentials.

“We are excited to announce this partnership and view our relationship with the National Student Clearinghouse as essential to our growth as a company,” said Richard McKern, President of CollegeCert. “In an era where applicants apply exclusively online for full-time and part-time job opportunities, it may be weeks, or even months, before an applicant hears back from an employer. CollegeCert strives to streamline this process and empowers candidates to verify their information and then manage who can access it. This alliance with National Student Clearinghouse will reassure candidates who sign up for CollegeCert that the data accessed by potential employers is accurate, reliable and timely.”

Jim Kathman, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, National Student Clearinghouse added, “The Clearinghouse welcomes the opportunity to partner with CollegeCert, as it expands its background check services. We are pleased that CollegeCert has identified our academic verifications as an effective way to complement its full suite of background screening tools.”

About CollegeCert

Founded in 2013 by MIT alumni, CollegeCert offers a unique solution to help match qualified job candidates with employers quickly. With CollegeCert, employers can instantly verify a candidate’s academic credentials once a candidate has granted the employer access, saving employers and HR recruiters’ valuable time. Instead of screening unqualified candidates, or interviewing candidates and then checking their academic credentials, employers can verify the credentials of applicants before starting the formal recruiting process. For additional information, email Info(at)CollegeCert(dot)com or visit http://www.collegecert.com. To learn how CollegeCert is integrated with LinkedIn, Facebook, and online application systems, visit http://www.collegecert.com/integrations.

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