Background Checks

Instructions for Completing the Initial College of Education Background Check

To request a required background check:

  • Contact your assigned advisor in the COESSC   OR
  • Email to request the form    OR
  • Stop by 100 McWhinnie Hall to request an initial background check
  • Please note:
    • You will recieve an email from DFS registry after the background check is requested for your portion to complete. Current students will receive the DFS email at their account. Please check you spam/junk folder. 

Receiving your Results

  • You will be notified by email once your results have been received. 

Questions or Concerns 

If you have questions or concerns regarding this process, please:

  • Email the COESSC at or
  • Call 307-766-2230 or
  • Stop by 100 McWhinnie Hall (open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm)


An additional background check will be completed when students apply for their Wyoming Substitute Teaching Permit when 60 college credits are complete on transcript.


Contact Us

Teacher Preparation and Advising Office

Dept. 3374

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2230