Background Check Information (BCI)
All health career programs at Tri-C are considered selective admission programs. These programs have a limited number of openings each year and have specific admission requirements that must be met prior to admission. The completion of a criminal background check (BCI) is one of the admission requirements to a Health Career program. The background checks are required in order to (i) ascertain the ability of students to eventually become licensed, registered and/or certified in their health career profession and (ii) the ability of the students to attend mandatory clinical, practicum and/or internship rotations at internal and external facilities in accordance with the requirements of the applicable program of study. Please see General BCI Requirements for important information regarding the BCI requirements and processes.
All students applying to the following programs must complete a background check:
Please click on the individual links below for program specific BCI Information
Where do I go to get the BCI?
The BCI registration process is first started online through Verified Credentials, scholar.verifiedcredentials.com/cuyahoga . Once the registration process is complete, the fingerprinting portion is done at an Integrity Verification site (a partner of Verified Credentials). Integrity Verification has a facility at the following locations:
7155 Pearl Road • Cleveland, OH 44130 • Tel: 440 886-0900
735 North Court Street • Medina, OH 44256 • Tel: 330 725-3866
8224 Mentor Avenue, #144 • Mentor, Ohio 44060 • Tel: 440 290-5501
4635 Richmond Road, Suite 103 • Warrensville Hts., Ohio 44128 • Tel: 216 645-5576
Currently, this is the only vendor in which student fingerprinting can be obtained from.
For step-by-step instructions on how to complete the BCI and for a map and directions to the Integrity Verification locations, please CLICK HERE.