Background Checks

Effective January 1, 2014, the School of Education is now completing background checks through CertifiedBackground which is now called CastleBranch.  All students will need an initial background check through the CastleBranch.  Please click on the appropriate heading below for instructions.  

A passed background check is required as part of the Benchmark 1 application process. The background check is good for 3 years. The options for completing the background check or documentation are:

Complete background check through CastleBranch (See directions below).

OR

WI Candidates: The educator/teacher candidate can provide evidence of a current WI Educator License.

OR

Out of State Candidates: The educator/teacher candidate can provide evidence of a current out of state educator license AND evidence of current employment within a public school system. 

The School of Education reserves the right to require additional background checks.

Initial Background Check Instructions for School of Education Students

Order Summary

  • Required Personal Information
  • In addition to entering your full name and date of birth, you will be asked for your Social Security Number, current address, phone number and e-mail address.
  • Payment Information
  • At the end of the online order process, you will be prompted to enter your Visa or Mastercard information. Money orders are also accepted but will result in a $10 fee and an additional turn-around-time.

Place Your Order

  • Go to: www.castlebranch.com and enter package code: UC09 ($33)
  • You will then be directed to set up your MyCB account.

View Your Results

  • Your results will be posted directly to your MyCB account. You will be notified if there is any missing information needed in order to process your order. Although 95% of background check results are completed within 3-5 business days, some results may take longer. Your order will show as "In Process" until it has been completed in its entirety. Your school's administrator can also securely view your results online with their unique username and password.
  • If you have any additional questions, please contact MyCB at 888.914.7279 or email mycb.castlebranch.com/contact

If you already had a background conducted by CertifiedBackground or CastleBranch, please follow the instructions below.

Recheck Background Check Instructions for School of Education Students

Order Summary

  • Required Personal Information
  • In addition to entering your full name and date of birth, you will be asked for your Social Security Number, current address, phone number and e-mail address.
  • Payment Information
  • At the end of the online order process, you will be prompted to enter your Visa or Mastercard information. Money orders are also accepted but will result in a $10 fee and an additional turn-around-time.

Place Your Order

View Your Results

  • Your results will be posted directly to your MyCB account. You will be notified if there is any missing information needed in order to process your order. Although 95% of background check results are completed within 3-5 business days, some results may take longer. Your order will show as "In Process" until it has been completed in its entirety. Your school's administrator can also securely view your results online with their unique username and password.
  • If you have any additional questions, please contact CastleBranch at 888.914.7279 or email mycb.castlebranch.com/contact

Contact

Heather Klanderman
267 Heritage Hall
715-232-4088
klandermanh@uwstout.edu