ODU Education students who participate in field/clinical experiences must have updated FBI and BCII background checks on file in the Division of Education prior to starting their placements each semester.
Background checks are valid for 365 days from the time they are completed and must remain valid through the duration of the field placement. Failure to complete this task in a timely manner could result in your withdraw from a course that has a field component.
Ohio law requires all individuals to have a baseline BCI and FBI criminal background check at the time they apply for their first Ohio educator license, certificate or permit.
The Ohio Department of Education does not accept paper copies. All background check reports must be submitted electronically directly from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Therefore, when students complete their background checks, they are to check the Ohio Department of Education box under the ‘Reason Fingerprinted’ part of the application.
When completing the background check, be sure to use the following codes:
BCI: 3319 39B3
FBI: 3319 39
If the correct codes are not used, another background check is required before entering the placement.
Students are responsible for the cost associated with having their criminal background checks updated. Students with previous convictions can access this link to the Ohio Department of Education to see if they are eligible to obtain a teaching license in the state of Ohio.
Hard copies of the FBI/BCII background checks should be mailed to:
Ohio Dominican University
Attn: Bonnie Miller
Division of Education
1216 Sunbury Road
Columbus, OH 43219