Expanded Criminal History Reports

Any student registered in an education course with a field component is required to have an Expanded Criminal History Report on file in the Department of Teacher Preparation Field Office.

Students should follow the link below to Certified Backgournd website and apply as a Student.

Certified Background website:


Download the instructions for registrartion here (Adobe PDF), or continue reading below. The cost of the report is $28 and needs to be paid with a credit card.

When you register you will either choose:

PU22 Background Check
PU22re Recheck Background Check

You will then be directed to set up your CertifiedProfile account.

Order Summary:

Required Personal Information

  • In addition to entering your full name and date of birth, you will be asked for your Social Security Number, current address, phone number and e-mail address.
  • Payment Information: At the end of the online order process, you will be prompted to enter your Visa or MasterCard information. Money orders are also accepted but will result in a $10 fee and an additional turn-around-time.

View Your Results:

Your results will be posted directly to your CertifiedProfile account. You will be notified if there is any missing information needed in order to process your order. Although 95% of background check results are completed within 3-5 business days, some results may take longer. Your order will show as “In Process” until it has been completed in its entirety. Your school’s administrator can also securely view your results online with their unique username and password.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Student Support at 888-914-7279 or email studentservices@certifiedprofile.com

Please be advised that any convictions disclosed on your criminal history report may limit your field placement or you may be placed in a district different from that of the rest of the class

Students will receive a confirmation page when the report is requested.  One copy should be submitted to the Field Office and the student should keep one for his records.