Student Criminal Background Checks

​Several Michigan Public Acts, as well as federal laws, now require that a criminal background check is required of any individual who regularly provides services to populations that are generally deemed “vulnerable” or “special,” including but not limited to children, elderly and the sick in clinical and/or educational settings. Many CMU programs require students to participate in the care of clients, patients, and children in various clinical or educational settings. CMU students are, therefore, subject to this legislation. 

All students assigned to the sites for clinical and/or educational experiences listed on the Academic Effectiveness Agreements website are required to complete, and pass, a criminal background check prior to beginning their first field experience and thereafter as required by the program. This list of sites is a dynamic list so check it regularly to determine if a criminal background check is required.

Policy: Criminal Background Checks for Students
Sites Requiring Criminal Background Checks
Information to Send to Students
Requesting a LiveScan Agency Number
Q & A