NE Background Clearance Information

Nebraska Background Clearance Information


Background checks submitted for clearance in Nebraska must be fewer than two years old on the end date of demonstration teaching to meet WGU requirements. Background checks that will be more than two years old on the end date of demonstration teaching must be renewed by the background clearance deadline set for your cohort.

 

REQUIRED BACKGROUND CLEARANCES

FBI Clearance Information:

If you have lived in states other than Nebraska after age 18, you will need to get a FBI national background check in addition to a Nebraska Criminal History Report. 

 

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, and upload your background check results in your student Field Experience portal under PCE Background Clearance and/or DT Background Clearance.

PCE and DT Clearance Information:

PCE AND DT CLEARANCE INFORMATION

Prior to Preclinical Experience (PCE) and Demonstration Teaching (DT), you must request a copy of your Nebraska Record of Arrest and Prosecution (RAP sheet) using the fingerprint based process. There are three ways to request a Nebraska criminal history report. 1) You may request an online criminal history for a fee of $15.50 or 2) You may take a Criminal History Record Request form with payment (cashier’s check, personal check, or money order) of $12.50 in person to the Criminal Identification Division office. 3) You may mail a completed Criminal History Record Request form along with payment (cashier’s check, personal check, or money order) to the Criminal Identification Division.   

 

Nebraska State Patrol
Criminal Identification Division
3800 NW 12th Street – Suite A

Lincoln, NE 68521

 

Be sure to list "Personal Review" as the "Reason for request" and list yourself and your home address as the "Individual requesting."  If you do not correctly complete the aforementioned fields, your request will be returned as incomplete. Online Criminal History Requests and Criminal History Request forms are available on the Nebraska State Patrol Criminal History Record Requests webpage. Please visit the webpage or call (402) 471-4545 for more information.   

 

 

SCHOOL DISTRICT BACKGROUND CLEARANCE OPTION 

WGU students currently employed by a school district that cleared them for employment with a fingerprint based background check in the last five years may have the option of using the school district clearance in place of the Nebraska State Patrol clearance. Please see the School District Background Clearance article in this handbook for more information.

 

WGU CLEARANCE SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Upload your background check results in your student Field Experience portal under PCE Background Clearance and/or 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.  

 

Background questions please contact WGU Background Specialists at tcbackgroundcheck@wgu.edu  or call 866-889-0132 option 5.

 

For more information on WGU's background check policy see the General Background Clearance Information article.



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