All students who are registering for a practicum course for the first time must complete a criminal background check. The cost of a regular field placement background check is included in the field fee on your tuition bill. The instructions for completing the background check are below.
Students who are completing a practicum in a medical placement typically are required by the agency to complete a more extensive background check, a drug screen, and other agency specific requirements. This more extensive background check is not covered by your field fee. The instructions for completing the medical placement background check and drug screen, including payment instructions, are below.