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Background Clearance Questions

Clearance is considered complete when a  TBI report has been received and cleared
- AND -
a completed Background Clearance Consent form has been submitted to the BCO.
AND - 
a completed TBI VECHS Waiver has been submitted.  TBI will not release the results of your background check until this form has been submitted by the BCO Office. 

Who must complete a background check and receive a clearance badge.

  1. ALL faculty, adjunct faculty, adjoint faculty, and

  2. ALL staff members employed at Peabody/Vanderbilt. 

  3.  ALL Students:

Students earning a Peabody Degree.

Students earning special certifications, licensure hours, etc...

Students enrolled in Peabody Classes

Undergrad students enrolled in a Peabody Department

6.      If you will be conducting research or gathering data on or off campus that brings you in direct contact with children (<18) or vulnerable adults. 

7.     You are involved in projects, internships (including undergraduate internships), service learning, or volunteer work as required by Peabody/Vanderbilt enrollment that brings you in contact with children (<18) or vulnerable adults.

8.     ANY staff member or instructor for a camp or other activity conducted as a Peabody/Vanderbilt activity.

9.     ANY consultant, contractor, volunteer, technical personnel, data specialist, photographer, therapist, etc....

For Locations Outside of Tennessee

Person's assisting with or conducting Peabody research in locations outside of Tennessee should contact the BCO.