ID Background Clearance Information

Idaho Background Clearance Information

Students completing field experiences in Idaho must obtain and submit a background check as described below:

WGU CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT: For Preclinical Experiences and Demonstration Teaching:

1) Order a background check from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) by following these instructions

2) Have the background check results sent to you, upload your background check results in your student Field Experience portal under PCE Background Clearance and/or DT Background Clearance.

ADDITIONAL CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT:  Idaho requires student teachers to complete a new background check through the host school district upon DT placement at an Idaho school district. You will be given instructions on how to complete this background check by your host school district once your demonstration teaching placement has been finalized. Further information on how to meet this requirement can be obtained from the HR department of the district where you will be doing your demonstration teaching. The Idaho State Department of Education has advised WGU that all student teachers must complete a background check through their district, and may withhold certification if this requirement is not met.
Important Note for School District Employees in Idaho: Idaho law prohibits public agencies such as school districts from disclosing background check information to employees or to out of state institutions such as WGU.  In accordance with Idaho law, WGU has promised the Idaho State Department of Education that it would not accept such information given by school districts.  If you completed a background check through the Idaho State Department of Education within the past three months, you may request a clearance letter from Idaho State Department of Education by submitting the "Request Results Form" available here

Background questions please contact WGU Background Specialists at  or call 866-889-0132 option 3.


Article Number : 19564, 1298