All program sponsors and program staff must successfully pass a State of Florida level 2 background check in accordance with federal and state laws, as well as UCF Policy 3-011 Background Checks. Eligibility to work supervising minors will be determined by the Florida Department of Children and Families.
Background checks are required to be completed at least once every five years to remain in compliance with Section 39.001, Florida Statutes, and industry standards. If there is a break in service for longer than 90 days, the individual must have another background check completed and be cleared again, prior to returning to work with minors. UCF also reserves the right to conduct screenings at any time after a program has begun.
Volunteers who assist on an intermittent basis for less than 10 hours per month need not have a background check, as long as a person who meets the level 2 background check requirement is always present and has the volunteer within sight.
DSO and third-party organizations are required to submit to their campus liaison a Third Party Completed Background Check Certification Form form at least five days prior to the start date of the program or activity. This form should then be uploaded to the program session registration within Squire.
Please contact UCF HR Backgrounds for additional information.
UCF Human Resources Department
3280 Progress Drive
Orlando, FL 32826-3229
Phone: (407) 823-2771
Fax: (407) 823-1095