Criminal Background Check Instructions For Entry To Teacher Education Program

Note: A copy of the results of the background check may be provided by FHSU to any school district requesting such information on a candidate to be placed in their district.

Instructions on initiating your background check:  Validity-Instruction-Shee

* Your results will not be released to your institution until you successfully submit your request to Validity. This can be verified if you have received the confirmation email titled 'Academic Screening Profile Received.'

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Kerry Schuckman at (785) 628-4542 or You may also contact Validity Screening Solutions with technical questions at (913) 322-5995 toll-free at (866) 920-5995 or via email at

Student Background Check FAQs

Q: How long does it take to establish an account?
A: We can program your account, the student's account and your username(s) and password(s) in an hour.

Q: What is the average turn-around time for a background report?
A: Our response time for live, criminal record searches is 24 to 72 hours. With other services, the time may vary, but it's normally less than 72 hours, sometimes much less. On rare occasions, our research may take longer than 72 hours due to circumstances beyond our control, such as natural disasters and government or registrar office closings. When it does happen, we'll call you with a heads-up and the reason why.

Q: Do you provide a copy of the background check to the student, as well as the institution?
A: Yes, the institution will receive the background report within an hour of its completion. Students can request a copy by checking the "Send me a copy of my background check" box while they are logged onto the system. Students receive the report via a secure link to the e-mail address that they provide. Both students and administrators can also retrieve existing reports through Validity's online systems.

Q: If I have questions about a report -or if I need to know the status of a report - how do I get the answer?
A: Validity's office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Central Time) Monday through Friday.

Q: If my students have questions can they contact your company?
A: Yes, we prefer that they do contact Validity. Students can contact us with their questions anytime. This information is provided to the students through the instruction sheet and is on the student online site for easy accessibility.

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