We verify all of Marketplace's service pros.

Marketplace vets service pros

  • Professional License

    We verify service pro's license with the state's licensing authority's database if he/she provides that information to Marketplace.

  • DOJ Smart Screen

    We check to ensure each service provider is not a sexual offender using the Department of Justice's comprehensive, nationwide registry.

  • National Criminal Check

    We screen service pros through Acxiom Information Security Services' national criminal database of more than 600 million criminal record files if the service pro requests a background check.

  • Marketplace Review

    We carefully review each service profile to ensure that it meets our community standards.

  • Identity Verification

    We verify the following identity details when they are provided by service pros:


    Phone number

    Social security number

    Physical address

    Social media accounts

  • Community verification

    Marketplace asks former clients to evaluate a service professionals quality of work, timeliness and professionalism.

Your personal safety

While Marketplace seeks to create the safest marketplace for local services on the Internet, Marketplace does not insure against losses from work contracted through Marketplace, does not mediate disputes between buyers and sellers on Marketplace, and does not otherwise guarantee the work of the professionals listed on Marketplace. See our personal safety tips to learn how to stay safe on Marketplace!