Discrepancies do show up from time to time (that’s why it’s so important for you to go through the verification process), but a discrepancy does not automatically mean the applicant is lying about their license—there could simply be some mistakes in the record. This is why it’s so important to work in actually contacting the institution directly as part of the verification process—it’s the only way to truly be sure that the license exists and is in good standing. Additional searches and following up with the candidate can also be used as part of the process.