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MPS Pre-Service Teacher Background Checks Frequently Asked Questions

MPS Pre-Service Teacher Background Checks Frequently Asked Questions

Once I fill out the registration form, do I automatically receive my background check?
No. MPS must review your application before initiating the background check. You should receive an email asking you to complete your background check within one week of completing your application.

Can I save my information online and return later to complete my background check?
No, you must complete your background check in one sitting.

How long does it take to process a background check?
Once you have completed and submitted the background check information it takes 2-3 days to be processed.

Am I notified when my background check has been completed?
Yes, you will receive an email from HR notifying you that your background check has been completed.

How much does a background check cost?
There is a $7 processing fee associated with the MPS criminal background check.

How do I pay for my background check?
You can pay by check, money order, or cash (exact change only). You can mail your payment to: Student Teaching- HR, Minneapolis Public Schools, 1250 West Broadway Ave, Mpls., MN 55411. If you would like to drop off your payment in person, you may bring it to the HR department at the address listed above 8:00 am- 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Please address all checks and money orders to the Minneapolis Public Schools.

If I am a current MPS employee do I need to complete a background check?
No. You are covered by the background check that you completed prior to beginning employment with MPS.

If I used to work for MPS do I need to complete a background check?
If your last date of employment was within the last 6 months, you do not need to complete a background check. If I your last date was longer than 6 months ago, you will need to complete a new background check.

If I had a background check completed last year, do I need to do a new one?
As a non-employee, you are required to complete a background check every school year.

If I am an international student, how do I fill out a background check?
You will need to complete a paper version of the form. Please email Korbyn King at StudentTeaching@mpls.k12.mn.us for the paper form and more information.