New York Background Clearance Information
Background checks submitted for clearance in New York must be fewer than two years old on the end date of your field placement to meet WGU requirements. All background checks that will expire before the end date of your field placement will need to be renewed by the background clearance deadline set for your cohort.
REQUIRED BACKGROUND CLEARANCE
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To be cleared for field experiences, students in New York must obtain and submit a background 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, and upload your background check results in your student Field Experience portal under PCE Background Clearance and/or DT Background Clearance.
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 5 years may have the option of using their school district clearance in place of the FBI background check. 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.
Background questions please contact WGU Background Specialists at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-889-0132 option 3.
For more information on WGU's background check policy see the General Background Clearance Information article.
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