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Criminal Background Checks

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center requires background checks to ensure a safe clinical environment for students, the public and to meet the contractual requirements of area healthcare facilities.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center 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. Students will receive instructions for completing their background checks from their specific programs. It is important to use the code sent directly to you, which is required for establishing your Verified Credentials, Inc., account.


Payment for your criminal background check may be made by credit or debit. MasterCard, Visa or Discover cards are accepted.

Upon completion of the report, you and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will be notified of your results. If any information is found that would negatively affect your eligibility enrollment, you will be given an opportunity to challenge the information through the Adverse Action process associated with Verified Credentials.

If you have any questions regarding your background check, please contact Verified Credentials Client Services at telephone 800-938-6090.

May 26, 2022