Background Check

Background Check

Students participating in field experiences and student teaching are required to provide a background check to their placement school that is updated every 12 months*.

For all field experiences and most student teaching placements, students will need to order their checks through A HireRight Self-Pay Process for Indiana University Students Volunteers in Programs Involving Children.

Instructions for ordering your background check through HireRight »

This vendor has partnered with Indiana University to provide a consistent way to achieve compliance with the nationwide and multi-county level background checks school corporations require.

Some school corporations (e.g., Caramel Clay) require an additional check from their vendor, which will result in the need to purchase an additional check for placements in those districts.

Please plan accordingly—these checks vary in cost based on your residence:

  • Lived in Indiana only: $27.95
  • Lived outside Indiana, not including New York: $32.00
  • Lived outside Indiana, including New York: $56.95

Request an order invitation 

After you request an order invitation, it will be sent within one week. If you do not receive the invitation, please check your junk mail, and then email us at and we will follow up.

*Some schools, including Indianapolis Public Schools, require background checks be completed once every six months.

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