FBI and BCI requirements

If you are taking a course that requires field work, or student teaching, you are REQUIRED to have both a current be completed each summer prior to the start of each academic year and are good for 12 consecutive months.

Note: You must present a copy to the school district(s) you are assigned to on the day you begin placement. DO NOT send a copy to the School of Education or Office of Student Teaching; it is your responsibility to manage your documents.

How to get your background check

To complete your BCI/FBI background check, we suggest searching online at www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/backgroundcheck to find the nearly 30 other Webcheck locations in Summit County or nearby.

  • A possible location is: People Check Services 101 5th St SE SUITE D & J, Barberton, OH 44203.

What codes to use and where to send your background check?

Daycare Center - Note: If you are taking 5200:325 (Early Childhood Inclusive Practicum), use the following codes and send to the following locations:

FBI

CCDBGA

Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014 employee, for ODJFS use only

BCI

5104 013

An Employee, Owner, Licensee, Administrator or Person Residing in a Type A or Type B Home, or an In-Home Aide

Note: Send copies of background check to your HOME address and to Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (ODJFS)

*DO NOT send copies to The University of Akron

 

Field Experience - Note: Any courses that require field hours, use the following codes and send to the following locations:

FBI

3319 39

Public School District or Chartered Nonpublic School Employees and School Bus Drivers

BCI

3319 39B1

School Employees - non-teaching  positions

Note: Send copies of background check to your HOME address and to Ohio Department of Education (ODE)

*DO NOT send copies to The University of Akron

 

Student Teaching - Note: For student teaching placement, use the following codes and send to the following locations:

FBI

3319 39

Public School District or Chartered Nonpublic School Employees and School Bus Drivers

BCI

3319 39B3

School Employees - teachers only

Note: Send copies of background check to your HOME address and to Ohio Department of Education (ODE)

*DO NOT send copies to The University of Akron

If you're unable to obtain your background check

If you do not have the required documents ready for when your field course or student teaching starts:

  • You may not be able to complete the requirements of the course.
  • We cannot waive this requirement and give you permission to start at the school. Once again, this is a mandated district policy.

If there is a violation on your record:

  • If you have a misdemeanor on your record, and ODE says it will not prevent you from obtaining a license, school districts may not accept you in their schools and our office cannot guarantee placement for field and/or Student Teaching.
  • If you incur a new violation that will be placed on your BCI and or FBI report once you have started the semester, you must report it to the Director of Teacher Education immediately.