Criminal History Background Check

All Program staff members are required to have had a criminal history background check, that includes a nationwide sex offender register search, within the twelve (12) months prior to the start date of the program.  A Criminal History Authroization and Release Form must be submitted to the Risk Management Services office for each program staff member at least two (2) months prior to the start date of the program. 

It is recommended that the program operator also include background checks for replacement staff to allow for last minute staff changes.  Background checks on replacement staff must be conducted prior to the replacments being allowed any interaction with minors.

 If a program staff member has had a background check within the twelve (12) months prior to the start date of the program, a letter can be submitted to RMS in place of a UNT background check.  The letter must include:

  • Name of program staff member
  • Date of search
  • Vendor name (must be a nationwide criminal history and sex offender register search)
  • Results are in compliance with UNT Policy 15.003.

A $10.00 fee* will be charged for each background check.  A payment can be made by exact cash, check payable to the University of North Texas, or through an IDT.

*Costs are subject to change from year to year.

Any questions can be directed to Rebekah Moreno, Insurance & Claims , in the Risk Management Services Office at 940-565-2109.