Background Checks

Background Check Clearance for Field Placements


The School of Education requires compliance with specific background clearance policies and procedures for students participating in university-sponsored fieldwork.  In some cases, criminal history background clearance is required for admission to a program.  In addition to self-disclosure of criminal history to the School of Education and its partners, a check of the Alaska and national sex offender registries, a fingerprint-based check by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and a name-based check through the Alaska Public Safety Information Network may be required.  Various agencies and centers may have additional requirements. 

Failure to comply with the School of Education background check requirements will result in denial of access to field placement settings and removal from the program.

Background Check Process

  1. Sign the School of Education Field Placement Agreement
  2. Sign the Authorization Page
    (authorizing UAA to submit your information to the State of AK background check program)
  3. Complete the Background Check Application
  4. Submit fingerprints and application fee of $88.25 directly to the background check program:

Dept. of Health & Social Services
Background Check Program
4601 Business Park Blvd. Building K
Anchorage, AK 99503

If paying by credit card call the main line: (907)334-4475

Contact Darlene MacKinnon should you have questions regarding this process.