Fingerprinting and Criminal Background Check

As of January 1, 2018, each school/school district placing students for observation, field experience, practicum, internship, or any school based placement will determine their own background check/fingerprinting requirement. The previous requirement of completing a background check through CREC is no longer required. Previous background checks completed through CREC may no longer be available to candidates or school districts to meet placement requirements.

Students will follow the policy of the school district where they are completing their field experience. When notified by the district, students must complete the district’s requirements. All additional fees associated with completing the background check/fingerprinting requirement are the sole responsibility of the student. The background check requirement that a student completes for one school district, may not meet the requirement for a subsequent school district.