Oregon Background Clearance Information
Background checks submitted for clearance in Oregon must be fewer than three 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.
Students in initial licensure programs in Oregon must obtain background checks from the Oregon TSPC and the Utah State Board of Education.
Students in endorsement programs (except Educational Leadership) can apply directly to the State of Oregon to add new certification areas and therefore do not need to obtain a Utah background check.
REQUIRED BACKGROUND CLEARANCES
|Oregon TSPC Background Clearance Information:||
Before students in initial programs can be cleared for PCE they must obtain an Oregon TSPC Background Check. Carefully read the instructions found at http://www.oregon.gov/tspc/Pages/Fingerprinting.aspx.
|Utah State Board of Education Background Clearance Information:||
Students seeking initial teacher licensure in Oregon must be licensed first in Utah, and thus also need to complete a background check through the Utah State Board of Education.
You must return the fingerprint packet to the Utah State Board of Education within 30 days of receipt, or else your payment will be forfeited.
WGU CLEARANCE SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Upload your background check results in your student Field Experience portal under PCE Background Clearance and/or DT Background Clearance.
Once both your Oregon State Police and your FBI background check show as cleared in the TSPC Educator License Inquiry, please notify us by upload a screen shot and/or your background check results in your student Field Experience portal under PCE Background Clearance and/or DT Background Clearance. Include the full name you used to create your TSPC online account in your email, and we will verify your clearance online. If you have questions or need assistance, call the Oregon TSPC at the number listed here.
Background questions please contact WGU Background Specialists at firstname.lastname@example.org 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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