We’re Working to Keep Our Schools Safe.

Keeping our students, faculty, and staff safe is a top priority. Pelham City Schools requires the successful completion of a criminal background check for those serving as a volunteer, chaperone, or other sponsor for K-12 activities as outlined in the Visitors and Volunteers section of our website. Pelham City Schools contracts with a third-party company called ESS to conduct the background check for volunteers in our schools. ESS provides secure, online system for processing the request. The cost is $15. The fee is paid directly to the third party company that administers the background check.

Submitting your information takes just a few minutes. Please remember to do the following:
1) Complete all fields
2) Use your legal name
3) Enter your current address
4) Review your answers for accuracy and spelling

*For the Statewide search, choose AL in the state drop down menu.
For the Sex Offender search, choose the Multi-State Sex Offender option
in the state drop down menu.

If you have any issues processing your application, please contact ESS
customer service at 866-859-0143.

To begin the process, click the link to "Continue".
Last Name
First Name
Middle Name
Maiden Name
Federal EIN Number
Street Address of Residence
City of Residence
State of Residence
Zip Code of Residence
Region of Residence
Country of Residence
Government ID
Date of Birth: mm/dd/yyyy
Social Security Number
Hire Date: mm/dd/yyyy
Citizenship Status
Employee Signature Date
Alien Identification (Registration) Number
Alien I-94 (Admission) Number
Alien Authorized to work until
Document Type
Issuing Authority
Document Number
Expiration Date (if any): mm/dd/yyyy
Preparer Name
Preparer Address
Preparer City
Preparer State
Preparer Zip Code
Preparer Date: mm/dd/yyyy
Company Name
Employer Name
Employer Phone
Employer Title
Employer Address
Employer City
Employer State
Employer Zip Code
Review Name
Reference Code
Second Reference Code
Package Name
Degree Type
Verification Type
Company City
Company State
Company Zipcode
Company Country
Name (First Last) While Enrolled
Start Date
End Date
Graduation Date
Company Name
Company Location
Company City
Company State
Company Zipcode
Company Country
Phone Number
Start Date
End Date
Company Contact
Name of Reference
Phone: 555-555-5555
Reference Type
Custom Question
Organization Name
License Type
License Number
Received on Date: mm/dd/yyyy
Expires on Date: mm/dd/yyyy
Company Name
Company Location
Phone Number
Start Date
End Date
Company Contact
Landlord/Management Company
Property Name
Property Address
Monthly Rent
Phone Number: 555-555-5555
Fax Number: 555-555-5555
Rental Start Date
Rental End Date
Years to Search
Reason For Test
Applicants Phone: 555-555-5555
Regulation Type
Credit Type
Spouse First Name
Spouse Middle Name
Spouse Last Name
Spouse SSN