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How AI-powered Platform can Verify Professional Licenses
Through a single API, enhanced professional license verification capabilities are helping enterprises reduce identity fraud and increase consumer trust.
FREMONT, CA: "We live in a world where the lines blur when it comes to ease of access and safety. 10 years ago, you wouldn’t ride in a car driven by anyone who wasn’t a licensed cab driver or a professional chauffeur. Nowadays, few people question the credentials of drivers associated with popular ridesharing apps. Practically anyone with a license and a quest for a money-making side hustle can drive you anywhere for a fee," says Nathan Rowe, Chief Product Officer of Evident. A leader in identity and credential verification, Evident, has expanded its professional license verification capabilities. The company will include more than 3,000 professional license types in all 50 United States as part of their commitment to protecting digital enterprises from fraud. This, in turn, will strengthen Evident's single, secure API, offering exceptional capabilities without difficult integration, delays, or complications.
Nathan added, "Unfortunately, among the millions of hard-working professionals are a few that can tarnish a companies’ trust and safety goals. From those hiding a poor driving record to those with more malicious intent, companies need to identify the risky outliers and keep them off of their platforms. This isn’t exclusive to ridesharing apps – this issue applies to other industries like healthcare and construction, or to even more obscure licenses in remote parts of the world like paragliding in New Zealand or kayaking in Brazil. What makes this type of verification extremely burdensome for businesses is that professional licensure and certification standards can vary from state to state and from country to country. In the U.S. alone there are tens of thousands of authoritative governing bodies for professional licensure. Some may require a written examination for a professional license, while others may require several years of field experience as a student or an intern. These enormous disparities make it especially difficult for companies to identify the most qualified employees, but it’s inadvisable to skip this crucial step. Businesses that fail to conduct extensive professional license verification are more likely to face huge liability issues."
Many businesses, from enterprises to gig economy organizations, use digital methods like Evident's AI-powered Identity Assurance Platform to verify employees' and contractors' insurance coverage and professional licenses. This helps in confirming the necessary credentials to perform industry and skill-specific tasks and services.
Evident's enhanced professional license verification capabilities enable businesses to verify their employees and contractors confidently and see that they have proper licenses, certifications, and insurance coverage to perform specific tasks for customers safely. Evident's platform verifies most of the professional licenses within minutes, depending on the pace of the state licensing board and the type of verification required for the professional license. Enterprises also benefit from the company's continuous monitoring services, which alert any changes in the status of an individual's professional license or insurance coverage. Consequently, these companies reduce business liability and risk, ensuring regulatory compliance and customer safety.
"The State of Illinois, for example, requires four exams to become a nail technician/manicurist, yet some U.S. states don't even license radiologists who, arguably, have the more critical and meticulous job responsibility of delivering ionizing radiation to cancer patients. To better ensure our customers’ safety whether they’re using a third-party service to hire a contractor, employee, or just need a safe place to sleep on vacation, Evident has made it possible to verify more than 3,000 types of professional and business licenses against authoritative data pulled from over 300 licensing boards," added Nathan Rowe.
Evident verifies a wide range of professional licenses across multiple industries and job functions. The company is not limited to a security guard, attorney, medical, commercial driver, flying, boating, and contractor. Evident understands that its customers need assurance when they hire contractors, employees, or businesses that have direct contact with customers and offers the appropriate and most updated professional licenses.
Evident is a trusted leader in identity and credential verification, revolutionizing the way personal data is shared. The company's simple, secure Identity Assurance Platform allows businesses to know who they are dealing with confidently without handling sensitive personal data. Evident is the only platform enabling comprehensive, precise, and updated identity and credential verifications with connections to thousands of authoritative experts via a single API, without the risk and liability of storing personal information.