When an employer uses an outside screening company¸ you're entitled to receive a copy of your background check. If you request it (check the box), the employer must send you a copy within three business days of receiving your request. You may receive the report from the employer or the screening company.
When the employer conducts a background check, you're entitled to a copy of any public records the employer obtained either directly or from websites that collect and sell information from public records. Employers don't have to provide copies of non-public-record information like reference checks or education verification. If you don't waive your right, the employer must give you your copy within seven days after receipt.
Even if you don’t ask for one, employers have to give you a copy of your background check if they take adverse action against you (i.e. you're terminated based on something in your background check).