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Educator Preparation Program

Required Annual 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. This is included in the course description in the Hanover College Course Catalog. If you are unsure of the requirement of a particular course, contact the instructor. 

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. Students who have a current academic year SHS background check run through the Hanover College Human Resources Office may request that report be shared with Education Student Services. 

It is recommended that students carry a copy of their background check when the are in partner schools. If you need a copy please see Cheryl Torline in Newby Hall.

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: 

  • To order your Background check with a credit or debit card, go 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.  Please 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 school corporations where you are assigned.

  • The background check can also be ordered by the Student Services Coordinator with a completed request form here: https://forms.office.com/r/qqx2t1bmHY

    The cost of the report with be assessed to the Hanover College student's account by the Business Office to the.student account. The Student Services Coordinator will need to email the report to you.

STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE A COPY OF THEIR BACKGROUND CHECK WITH THEM WHEN THEY ARE IN PARTNER SCHOOL BUILDINGS. IF YOU NEED A COPY PRINTED SEE MRS. TORLINE.

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

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