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. 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 Canadian Teachers
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 should fill out the top section of the form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with two forms of government ID so that Outschool can provide a witness signature. Then, Outschool will return the CPIC form so that the teacher can submit it to Checkr. Due to this extra step, background checks for Canadian teachers can take several weeks to complete.