Background Check Copy Requests


The Oklahoma State Department of Education does not retain a copy of the background check. The form submitted for an employment background check is returned to the requesting school district.
 

Substitute Teachers

A substitute teacher may request that the originating school district send a copy of the form to any other school district that the substitute teacher is applying to work in.

Newly Certified Teachers

For newly certified teachers the school district may request from the Oklahoma State Department of Education dual results. National criminal history record check “Dual Results” refers to background check results obtained by the Oklahoma State Department of Education for teacher certification purposes that may be forwarded to a requesting district for a prospective employee.

Application for National Criminal History Record Check

If an individual is applying for employment in an Oklahoma school district and has had a national criminal history record check completed for Oklahoma teacher certification within the last year, the district may request the results of the check using the Application for National Criminal History Record Check.

The district may mail or fax the application to our office at (405) 522-3511. The results will be forwarded to the district with a notation of when the background check was completed. It is the determination of the district whether a new background check will be required for employment.

Last updated on May 7, 2014