Unit 5 - Background Check Requirements

Fall 2015

IWU clinical students completing field hours, observing, or working as an America Reads Tutor in Unit 5 schools must complete a name based background check prior to the first day in the field. Students are responsible for the $18.00 fee. Requirements and fees are subject to change.

Clinical Student Name Based Criminal Background Check (CBC)


Submit the following to Colleen Herald, CLA 345, at least two weeks prior to the first day of placement:

  • $18.00 fee - exact cash or check only. Make checks payable to Unit 5. Envelopes are available outside of CLA 345 or in CLA 346 for collection of the $18.00 fee. Put your name on the envelope and mark the appropriate district.

Upon receipt of the $18.00 fee a link to the name-based background check will be emailed to you. Be prepared to enter your social security number and the address that is on your driver's license.

If you have questions, please contact Colleen Herald.


Student Teacher Fingerprint Based Criminal Background Check (CHRI)

Student teachers are required to complete the full fingerprint based criminal history records information check. The check is completed in April of the semester prior to student teaching.