Background Checks

Southeast Technical College requires background checks for all students entering Law Enforcement, Early Childhood Specialist, Veterinary Technician and Healthcare programs*. This is to ensure a safe clinical or practicum environment for both students and the public, and to meet the contractual requirements of area healthcare facilities. 

*Medical Coding programs are exempt from this requirement. 

*Community Health Worker students already working in their role, and their employers, may not feel it is necessary to take the Non-DOT 5 panel drug test. To remove liability for STC, the direct supervisor of the student can approve the individual to opt out of testing by completing the liability release form.

Background Checks

Southeast Technical College has worked with Verified Credentials, Inc. to establish an acceptable screening procedure. Students who fail to submit a background check cannot complete or maintain enrollment in any Southeast Technical College Healthcare program.

Please follow the directions below for submitting your application to Verified Credentials:

  1. Access Website

    Access the Verified Credentials website.

    Verified Credentials

  2. Enter Code

    Enter code for the program you will be attending in the field above the “Get Started!” button on the
    right side of the page. Codes can be found in the accordion menu below.

  3. Create an Account

    Create an account with Verified Credentials. 

  4. Enter Information

    A Social Security number or National Number issued from birth country is required. 

  5. Provide Supporting Documentation

    Upload any required supporting documentation into the Verified Credentials portal.

  6. Track your Progress

    The status of your pending background check can be found by logging in to the Verified Credentials website. 

  7. Review

    Review background when email/text is received from Verified Credentials. 

  8. Submit to STC

    Click the link near bottom of your email to share information with Southeast Tech. If this step is not
    completed, your background check is not forwarded. 

Program Codes

Allied Health Use code for EMT or CNA, depending on which course you are enrolled in.
Behavioral and Mental Health Technician MPDYD-63922
Cardiovascular Sonography  DDTKK-38667
Certified Nursing Assistant CCJYY-24994
Community Health Worker** PPFCW-73287
Dental Assisting GGHBV-44289
Diagnostic Medical Sonography RTCDG-72239
Early Childhood GGJTD-34833
Emergency Medical Technician FGYWP-39866
Healthcare Leadership WXFBX-93298
Invasive Cardiovascular Technology DFFMX-33693
Law Enforcement Science CCYKT-29687
Licensed Practical Nurse GHPXM-47964
Medical Assistant  HJCKW-42688
Medical Lab Technician YYPRY-97792
Paramedic Science FFWYD-38933
Phlebotomy BBHJP-24477
Registered Nurse VWDBP-83277
Respiratory Therapist FGXYF-39932
Surgical Technology HHHJG-44439
Veterinary Technician HHXRH-49742

Cost of background check is $71. Payment can be made by personal credit card, debit card, PayPal or electronic check.

If you have any questions, the Client Services Team at Verified Credentials will assist you. Please contact
them at 1-800-938-6090 or email at

Remember, upon completion, you will be notified via email for instructions on how to review your completed background report and share with Southeast Technical College. If any information is found that would negatively affect your eligibility for your selected program you will be contacted. If information found on the background check you feel is inaccurate, you will be given an opportunity to challenge the information though the Adverse Action process associated with Verified Credentials. 

Download Background Check Instruction Form