All Outschool teachers must complete an identity verification and criminal background check before they can teach on the platform. 

We use a service called Checkr to perform our background checks and pay all associated fees. Checkr is a secure, industry standard service for background checks within the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. At this time, Checkr can only perform U.S. background checks for applicants residing within the 50 states, but not including Puerto Rico, Guam, or other U.S. territories. For teachers with a criminal records, Outschool will consider the nature of the offense and the time since the offense. It generally takes a few business days for a Checkr background check to be completed for U.S. applicants.

Background check renewals

Teachers must renew their background check exactly one year after their check has completed and for every year thereafter for as long as they teach on Outschool.

Information for Teachers from Canada

The Canadian background check process requires an additional step to comply with Canadian privacy laws. Canadian teachers will receive a Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) form from Checkr once they have initiated the background check. Teachers need to submit this form and additional forms of government identification to Checkr in order to complete the background check. Due to this extra step, background checks for Canadian teachers can take several weeks to complete.

Information for Teachers from Australia and New Zealand

Checkr is set up to perform background checks in these two countries, however, the process will take longer than it does for teachers from the U.S. and Canada. Please allow at least a month for your background check to process and be sure to complete any followup actions that Checkr requests of you. 

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