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Welcome to Professional Education Services (PES). An important component of our mission is to provide students with the information and support needed to successfully complete their academic programs.
Office: 3464 Haley Center Auburn, AL 36849
Office Hours: 7:45 to 11:45 and 12:45 to 4:45
Advising Hours: 8:15 to 11:15 and 1:15 to 4:15
Criminal History Background Check (Fingerprints)
The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) requires that all undergraduate students in a teacher certification program have their fingerprints cleared through the ABI/FBI. Fingerprinting and a clear background check are required for admission to teacher education. IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN FINGERPRINTED, PLEASE SEE THE INFORMATION BELOW REGARDING NEW FINGERPRINTING PROCEDURES.
The ALSDE is now using Cogent Systems as the vendor for the outsourcing of fingerprinting services. Effective Monday, March 30, 2009, all individuals enrolled in a teacher certification program are to use this system to meet the fingerprinting/background check requirement. Information, including online registration and fingerprinting procedures, is available on the Cogent Systems website . The physical fingerprinting site for Auburn, Ala., is Pak Mail, 300 North Dean Road (Kroger Shopping Center).
You may verify that your results are on file with the Alabama Department of Education by visiting the Teacher Certification Portal. The clearance review is the last statement on the "certification details" page.
Last Updated: Nov 12, 2012