Note: All background checks submitted to the WGU certification office must be less than two years old to meet WGU requirements. Previously submitted background checks that will be over two years old by the end date of your Demonstration Teaching will need to be renewed by the background clearance deadline set for your cohort.
PCE AND DT CLEARANCE INFORMATION
Prior to Preclinical Experiences (PCE) and Demonstration Teaching (DT), you must perform an online background check search and send your results to WGU. Go to https://www.cbirecordscheck.com/Individual_New.aspx and perform an individual search with your name and date of birth. The fee for the clearance is $6.85. Clearance results are instantaneous. Please save a copy of your results and upload them to your student portal under background clearance.
SCHOOL DISTRICT CLEARANCE
If you are currently employed with a school district, you may be able to submit a School District Clearance to satisfy your background clearance requirement.
Teaching licenses are able to be accepted as your background clearance as long as it is valid. Send an electronic copy of your teaching license to the contact information below.
WGU CLEARANCE SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Upload your background check results in your student Field Experience portal under PCE background clearance and DT Background Clearance.
In certain circumstances, even though you have been cleared for demonstration teaching by WGU, the school district in which you are placed for field experiences may have an additional background check requirement that is not required by WGU. Or, the school district may make a different determination regarding a background clearance. You may be required to provide additional documentation to the school district. If so, you are also required to abide by the school district’s decision of approval or denial of the submitted background clearance information.
Note: In order to apply for an initial Colorado teaching license, an eligible fingerprint background check is required. This background check process should be started once you have completed your WGU program and are eligible to be recommended for a teaching license. Please click here for more information. Scroll down to the "Instructions" section for details on how to complete this background check.
Background questions please contact WGU Background Specialists at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-889-0132 option 5.
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