The State of Tennessee and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Teacher Education Program requires you to undergo a Tennessee/TBI fingerprint-based background check.
Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 5, Part 5610 specifies that all students wishing to enter approved teacher training programs in Tennessee shall be required to submit to a criminal history background check.
Policy Background: TCA 49-5-5610 requires students wishing to enter an approved teacher training program in Tennessee to:
- Agree to the release of all investigative records to the administrator of the teacher training program;
- Supply a fingerprint sample and submit to a criminal history records check to be conducted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation;
- Sign an authorization and release form authorizing a qualified Tennessee licensed private investigation company to complete a criminal history records check.
Please follow the steps below:
- Prior to being fingerprinted, complete and sign a Fingerprint Release Form and Privacy Rights Form. You may do this online or in the SOE office (312 Hunter Hall).
- Search by State: Tennessee
- Select Digital Fingerprinting
- Our agency name is “Non-DCS Child Care/Adoption Providers.”
- Applicant type: “Child Related Worker Volunteer (Private).”
- The ORI number for UTC is TNCC33059.
- Either enter zip code or on the map select the number 3 (green).
- Select your location, date, and time for your appointment
- Employer Name and Address: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 615 McCallie Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37403 ATTN: Dr. Renee Murley, School of Education Dept 4154
- Be prepared to show a valid photo ID to the fingerprint staff on your printing date.
- After you get fingerprinted, they will give you a small square receipt (see picture below)***. You must email a copy of this receipt (taking a picture of it is fine) to [email protected]. You must put your UTC ID on the copy of the receipt. We will not search for your results unless we have received a copy of your receipt. The requirement will not be met until your clear results have been received by the SOE.
Fingerprinting Locations near UTC:
The UPS Store
2288 Gunbarrel Rd #154
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Walden Security | Chattanooga Regional Support Center
694 Manufacturers Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
The UPS Store
114 Stuart Road NE
Cleveland, TN 37312
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