Requirements

Working with children requires several federal and state clearances which must be obtained whether you substitute through Source4Teachers or directly for a school district. Requirements vary by state and your personal cost for credentialing depends on a number of factors including your certification status and whether you’ve already obtained any of these clearances. To view a breakdown of requirements and potential fees, please click your state below.

Connecticut
Florida
Georgia
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Virginia

Connecticut

Connecticut Requirements Fees
Department of Children and Families child abuse and neglect registry record check Free
CT State Background Check $14.75
FBI Criminal Background Check $50.00
Tuberculosis Test Results Varies based on co-pay range $20 – $100

Florida

FLORIDA Fees
Fingerprinting/Background Check $73

Georgia

GEORGIA Fees
Fingerprint Range: $48-$67
Drug Test (Savannah Chatham Only) $10

 

New Jersey

New Jersey Requirements Fees
Criminal History Approval / New Fingerprints $11 (Processing Fee); $65.45 (required to schedule appointment) processed online via NJ DOE website and IdentoGO
Criminal History Archive (processed to update CHL status if outdated) $30.25 (processed online via NJ DOE website)
Criminal History Transfer (processed to update Vendor/District coding; CHL is up to date) $6.00 (effective Aug. 2016)
Tuberculosis Test Results Health insurance (various co-pays depending on provider); $18.00 (US HealthWorks cost provided by S4T)
NJ Teacher Certificate (concentrated subject area) Cost paid by Applicant to the state of NJ via University attended (cost not associated with S4T)
NJ Substitute Certificate (60+ college credits only) $125.00 paid to The Commissioner of Education – Official college transcript required (cost will vary depending upon school attended and status of student account)
NJ Substitute Certificate Renewal (60+ college credits only) $125.00 paid to The Commissioner of Education – Official college transcript required (cost will vary depending upon school attended and status of student account)

Pennsylvania

PENNSYLVANIA REQUIREMENTS FEES
Arrest Conviction Report Free
PA State Criminal Record Check $8.00
Child Abuse Clearance $8.00
FBI Fingerprinting $24.25
TB Test/Physical Varies based on co-pay range $25 – $100
Emergency Permit (Teaching Positions) Varies by Location
Act 126 – Mandated Child Abuse Reporter Training Free
Act 168 – Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release Free

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Fees
BCI Background Check $5
Certix Background Check $35
Tuberculosis Test $0-$50

South Carolina

South Carolina Requirements Fees
Criminal Background Check: BIB $22.00
TB Test Varies based on co-pay range $0 – $50

Tennessee

Tennessee Fees
Identogo Background Check $38
FBI Fingerprints $18

Virginia

Virginia Requirements Fees
State/FBI Fingerprinting $37.00
State Child Protective Service Clearance $7.00 – $37.00 (cost determined by the states and time frames in which the applicant lived)
TB Screening $0 – $50.00 (Health Dept. in Roanoke area is free; Hampton City and Newport News market range from $12 to $50 for doctor visit)
Drug Screening (Roanoke Only) $9.00