I recently accepted a fairly senior job offer and am in the background check process. I uploaded my resume and completed the first advantage profile. I included my educational details for Bachelors and Master and they are accurate.
On my resume I list a professional certification. This certification is not a requirement of the job but relevant to my field. I listed the date period of 2008 - 2013 to represent when I started the program, culminating in my achievement of the certification in 2013. The credential is now expired (expired 2016), but I do not use the letters next to my name or represent on my resume that it is active. I also do not note it is current, nor expired.
I am concerned that this may be indicated as a discrepancy or falsification of some sort. I believe it is explainable as to my logic on dates (years of study and achievement), and the certification itself is verifiable, but am very worried about whether this will be viewed as a misrepresentation of whether my credential is active. I was not trying to falsify or over-represent my skills. I did obtain that credential and am proud of the work that went into it.
Any thoughts on this issue, how can I address this situation? Am I overthinking this? If it wasn’t on my First Advantage profile will it even be checked?