About Google Screened

Google Screened helps professional service firms build a trusted reputation online. 

Businesses with this badge go through extensive background and license checks and must have at least a 3.0 rating. 

On Local Service listings, you will see the Google Screened icon  next to these businesses. 

Financial Planners are an exception and may still receive a Google Screened badge without any customer reviews. 

How it works

All firms that have the Google Screened badge must pass a business-level background and a business-owner background check. Additionally, each professional in the business must pass a license check and the business overall must have a 3.0 star customer rating or higher. In some categories, each professional in the business must also pass a background check. See Requirements by category for details.

These checks ensure consumers that the professionals they work with have been thoroughly vetted and provide them added peace of mind as they work with you.  

Who it covers

Only firms that provide professional services including Law, Financial Planning, and Real Estate are eligible for the Google Screened badge. 

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