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Health Professions: Occupational Therapy Assistant


Criminal Background Check


  • All TCC students who attend clinical facilities must complete the background check.
  • Cost: $46 (responsibility of student) 
  • Questions? Email or call (757) 822-7273


Student's Responsibilities


Health Professions students assigned to clinical rotations or internships at some healthcare facilities are personally responsible for:

  • completing the required background checks or screenings and
  • assuring that results are obtained by the healthcare or medical facility that asks for them.


Once accepted, occupational therapy assistant students are required to complete the background check.


Students are required to bear the $46 cost of the background check.

Important Notes

  • It will be the decision of the clinical affiliate (healthcare or medical facility) whether the student will be allowed to participate in the clinical activities should there be positive criminal or sex offender results.
  • Tidewater Community College does not assume any responsibility for obtaining or evaluating the results of a criminal background check, drug screen or other check, maintaining the records of results or for delivering them to clinical sites.
  • Students may not request to be assigned only to those sites that do not require such checks.
  • Students who refuse to undergo a criminal background check or drug screen or other required check may not be able to be placed at another facility and consequently may not be able to complete program requirements and graduate.
  • Tidewater Community College will make reasonable efforts to place all enrolled students in clinical training.
  • Students are also reminded that licensing boards for certain health care occupations and professions may deny, suspend or revoke a license or may deny the individual the opportunity to sit for an examination if an applicant has a criminal history or is convicted or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to a felony or other serious crime.
  • Successful completion of a health professions program of study at Tidewater Community College does not guarantee licensure, the opportunity to sit for a licensure examination, certification or employment in the relevant heath care occupation.


Vendor: Certified Background logo

1. Please complete the vendor information and make direct payment to the vendor. The vendor will provide you with a passcode and a PDF file of the results.

2. It is your responsibility to provide your CBI results to the agency requesting it within 24 hours after the first day of classes (which is also the day of final notification of clinical placement sites). To initiate completion of your CBI please contact the selected vendor, provide the required data, sign the release and provide payment to the vendor.

3. Please be sure to keep a hard copy of your own PDF file for your personal records.

1. Go to
2. In the "Place Order" box, where it says "Package Code," enter id42
3. You will see a page with information about our package and its contents, costs, etc.


The Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is accredited by:


The Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)
of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
4720 Montgomery Lane Ste 200
Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
Phone: (301) 652-2682



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