Instructions for a Criminal Background Check
The information below supplements the Rutgers RBHS Policy, Criminal Background Check.
This policy shall apply to all applicants accepted for admission to, and students enrolled in or visiting educational programs that may include clinical experience in any facility that requires or may require a criminal background check to be performed on students assigned to that facility as part of their educational program.
Students must also agree to notify the School of any convictions, guilty plea or no contest pleas to any crime, misdemeanor or other offense and of any arrests, detentions, charges or investigations by any law enforcement authorities, which occur subsequent to the applicant’s student’s submission of the Accepted Applicant/Enrolled Student Disclosure Form.
Please follow the self-apply, self-pay instructions found here. Please confirm that your program requires the Criminal Background Check before applying. There are no refunds for those who apply for this service and pay in error.
If you have not completed a CBC and need to do so, please follow along with the NEW student process (above).
If you have completed/paid the CBC at the time of entry and need an updated CBC, please submit the below two forms.
Enrolled Student Disclosure and Authorization Form
If you completed a Criminal Background Check and need a verification report of the results for your clinical site, please email email@example.com indicating the approximate month and year in which your search was completed.
SHP Programs Requiring a Criminal Background Check:
Allied Health Technologies:
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Speech-Language Pathology and Occupational Therapy Doctorate
Clinical Laboratory Sciences:
Medical laboratory Sciences
Clinical Laboratory Sciences (DCLS)
Clinical Nutrition (MS & DCN)
Diagnostic Imaging Technologies
Health Information Management
Health Sciences (PhD, MS, BS – all concentrations)
Health Care Management
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Physical Therapy (Newark & Blackwood)
SHP Programs NOT Requiring a Criminal Background Check:
Health Informatics (PhD, MS)
Clinical Laboratory Sciences (MS)
Clinical Research Management
Health Care Informatics
Psychiatric Rehabilitation (PhD, MS, BS)
Psychosocial Rehabilitation (AS)
Instructions for Drug Testing
Typically, all programs with a clinical component require drug testing. However, students only require drug testing if the clinical site requests it. Students will be informed by their programs regarding each clinical placement’s specific requirements before the start date of their clinical experience. To request a drug test, follow the self-apply instructions for found here. Make sure to select “UM59dt: Drug Test ONLY” under package selection.
PLEASE NOTE: Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Doctorate, Physician Assistant, and Speech-Language Programs students only require drug testing if the clinical site requests it. Students will be informed regarding specific requirements for each clinical placement prior to the start date of their clinical experience.