Criminal Background Check Directions


The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) now requires background checks for all students entering programs in the Health Sciences. This is to ensure a safe clinical environment for both students and the public and to meet the contractual requirements of area healthcare facilities.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has worked with Verified Credentials, Inc., to establish an acceptable screening procedure. Students who fail to submit a background check cannot complete or maintain enrollment in any UTHSC health program.

Please follow the directions below for submitting your application to Verified Credentials:

Program Name

Code

Audiology

CCJWF-24838

Cytotechnology

GHFGB-43422

Dental Hygiene

RTBRC-82724

Health Information Management

CCVMX-28698

Medical Technology

HHTJX-47498

Occupational Therapy

PPGPB-74729

Physical Therapy

TTHKT-84677

Speech Language Pathology

HHFGT-43474

College of Dentistry

DDXKJ-39646

College of Graduate Health Science

BBMPM-26767

College of Medicine

PPCRY-72797

College of Pharmacy

VWWXF-88939

Cytotechnology - Update

HJJPV-44784

Dental Hygiene - Update

FGFDC-33322

Medical Technology - Update

MPTMG-68646

Occupational Therapy - Update

YYGCM-94266

Physical Therapy - Update

WXYMH-99646

Physician Assistant Studies - Admissions

RRFKW-73684

Physician Assistant Studies - 2nd Year

GGGJP-33479

Nursing - Nurse Anesthesia Background and Drug Test

JJGFW-44384

Nursing - DNP Background and Drug Test

GHRJF-47436

Nursing - 1st Year MSN Clinical Nurse Leader Background and Drug Test

MMYVF-69832

Nursing - 1st year BSN Background and Drug Test

CDHKR-24678

Nursing - Update Background Check

WXMYC-96924

Nursing - 2nd Year MSN Clinical Nurse Leader - Drug Test Only

DDRMY-37693

Nursing - 2nd year BSN - Drug Test Only

RTVBF-78232

Nursing - DNP - Drug Test Only

KMVYF-68933

  • Create an account or if you already have a QualifiedFirst account, log back in as a “returning user” and enter the code at the top of your home page.
  • Enter all required information.
  • Complete and sign disclosure
  • Review information, make payment selection and submit order.

Payments

Payment can be made by personal credit card, debit card or PayPal.

Additional Payment Choices
You may also use a prepaid credit card as long as it is MasterCard, Visa or Discover. Make sure that there is enough value on the card to cover any handling charges incurred for use of the prepaid card as well as the cost of the background check.

Upon completion of the report, you and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will be notified. If any information is found that would negatively affect your eligibility for a Health Sciences program, you will be given an opportunity to challenge the information through the Adverse Action process associated with Verified Credentials.

If you have any questions on the background screening process or results, please contact Verified Credentials Client Services at telephone 800-938-6090.
It is important that you submit information in a timely fashion. Thank you for your prompt attention to this request.