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BCI - FBI Information

Licensure Requirements Include Background Checks


Effective Nov. 14, 2007, to comply with House Bill 190, the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) will require applicants for any license or permit that it issues to complete both an Ohio criminal background check and an FBI criminal background check, conducted by the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCII).

In addition, 

"It is the responsibility of educators holding ODE licenses, certificates or permits, as well as their employers, to ensure that the law is followed with regard to obtaining required updated background checks within the five year timeframe prescribed by law, even if the expiration of a background check does not always coincide with the expiration of the license."

From ODE:

"If an individual then resides continuously in Ohio, he or she does not need to update the BCI background check, but must obtain an updated FBI check once every five years.

If an individual lives outside Ohio at any time during the five years after obtaining a BCI check, then both background checks will need to be updated."


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BCI & FBI Background Check Locations

Please phone ahead for current hours and prices. 

Lucas County Educational Service Center (419)245-4150 

Owens Community College Security Office (567)661-7130



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