Criminal Background Check Requirement
A periodic criminal background check is required for any individual employed in a public school setting.
- If you have lived continuously in Ohio for the past five years:
- A FBI background check is required if the report on file with ODE is more than 5 years old.
- A BCI background check is required if you do not have a BCI report on file with ODE.
- If you have lived outside Ohio at any time in the past five years:
- Both the BCI and FBI background checks are required if the reports on file with ODE are more than five years old.
If you need to be fingerprinted, please click here to review the fingerprinting hours.
The cost of the BCI check is $29; the cost of the FBI check is $26 which is payable by credit or debit card. If you require both background checks the total cost is $55. Back to the returning substitutes home page