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Educator Preparation Program

Required Background Checks

By law, school districts and Hanover College must require a background check for any college student who is enrolled in a class with a clinical field experience or classroom work. If you are unsure of the requirement of a particular course, contact the instructor.  Those students are required to complete a Safe Hiring Solutions national background check each academic year and by the end of the first week of the term.

NOTE: Any student who does not have a background check completed will be unable to participate in their assignment in the schools until the background check is completed!!!

SHS logoTo apply for a Safe Hiring Solutions background check: 

  • Navigate to the following web address:  https://secure.safehiringsolutions.com/app.cfm?id=0CD9A64B-5DB1-46B0-8F70-D4A056FEEE63
  • Students will need to verify their account via an email from Safe Hiring.  Do use your HC email address!
  • Students will have access to their personal report and the Education Department faculty will be able to access this as well. This will be shared with the particular school corporation that students are assigned to.

If you have had this background check done for employment by the College, you may obtain a copy from Human Resources and turn that in for your Education Program file. This must be less than one year old as the background check must be done each academic year and will be accepted at the local schools instead of their own corporation background check for Madison Consolidated Schools, Southwestern Jefferson County Schools, and Scott County School District 2. Most schools that works in collaboration with Hanover College will likely accept this background check, as well. For more information about background checks, students may refer to the Education Program Handbook. Fall Student Teachers may turn in a copy of the background check run by the host school and we will ask if Madison and/or Southwestern schools will accept that instead of the Safe Hiring Solutions report for Winter/Spring classes.

Questions regarding background check requirements should be referred to the Education Student Services Coordinator, Cheryl Torline at torline@hanover.edu

If a student does not have funds to pay for their background check at the beginning of the term, please complete this online verification/application form and the Department will order the report and the student will have the charges added to their student account.

Safe Hiring Solutions Request and Authorization Online Form

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