Louisiana Background Clearance Information
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
Request a "Right to Review" your criminal history. You can do this in person in Baton Rouge or by mail.
In Person: This service is available Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.
Bring the following items to:
Louisiana State Police Headquarters
7919 Independence Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
By mail: The mail process takes approx 15-21 business days from the time the payment is received.
You must mail the following items to:
Bureau of Criminal Identification
P.O. Box 66614 Mail Slip A-6
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
WGU students who are currently employed in a school district and completed a recent background check may have the option of submitting their school district clearance to WGU. Please see the School District Background Clearance article in this handbook for more information.
SUBMITTING YOUR BACKGROUND CHECK RESULTS TO WGU:
Upload your background check results in your student Field Experience portal under PCE Background Clearance and/or DT Background Clearance.
FBI CLEARANCE INFORMATION
If you have lived in states other than Louisiana after age 18, you need to complete a FBI national background check in addition to a Louisiana state check as described below:
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 INFORMATION
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.
Background questions please contact WGU Background Specialists at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-889-0132 option 5.
Article Number : 19673, 1323