WY Background Clearance Information

Wyoming Background Clearance Information

 

Background checks submitted for clearance in Wyoming 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 CLEARANCES

FBI Clearance Information:

If you have lived in states other than Wyoming after age 18, you will need to get a FBI national background check in addition to a Wyoming DCI Background Check. 

 

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:

Prior to Preclinical Experience (PCE) and Demonstration Teaching (DT), you must complete a fingerprint based Criminal History Check through the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. 

To obtain a background check, arrange for fingerprinting on the standard FBI 8 x 8 BLUE applicant fingerprint card by contacting a local law enforcement agency.  

 

Fill in the personal information on the top portion of the fingerprint card, printing legibly in black ink.

 

Put your name and address in the “Employer and Address” section so that the background check results are sent to you.

 

Submit the completed fingerprint card and the $15 background check fee, in the form of a certified check or money order made out to the Office of the Attorney General, to:

 

WY Division of Criminal Investigation
208 South College Drive
Cheyenne, WY 82002

 

When you receive your background check results, 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 Wyoming DCI background check. Please see the School District Background Clearance article in this handbook for more information.

 

For more information on WGU's background check policy see the General Background Clearance Information article. Background questions please contact WGU Background Specialists at tcbackgroundcheck@wgu.edu  or call 866-889-0132 option 5.

 

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