DCPS Clearance Process

The DCPS clearance process is for mentors who have already completed a CEO program mentor application, and have been notified by CEO staff of their selection as a mentor.

In order to be cleared to volunteer with DCPS, you will need to follow the steps outlined below.  Unfortunately, we are unable to make exceptions to these requirements.

  1. Complete and save the volunteer application. You must complete the application in one sitting. Please allow yourself at least 15 minutes and have all program contact information available.
  2. Submit a negative Tuberculosis (TB) test taken within the last 12 months. We are able to accept negative results from a skin test, chest x-ray or blood test. You must complete your TB test, and have a copy of the results prior to being fingerprinted. Those who fail to bring these results to the fingerprinting office will not be permitted to be fingerprinted, and no exceptions can be made.
  3. State issued photo identification. You must bring your identification with you when you report for fingerprinting. The following forms of identification are accepted: driver’s license, non-drivers ID, passport, and military ID. Other forms of identification will not be accepted.

The Fingerprinting Office is located on the 10th floor at 1200 First Street, NE. Operating hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 5pm, and Fridays from 8am to 3pm.

You will receive a verification email 5-10 business days after being fingerprinted. This email will contain your DCPS volunteer clearance letter, which is valid for 2 years. Please submit this letter to CEO program staff as proof of clearance and keep a copy for your records. You are not permitted to volunteer without the volunteer clearance letter from DCPS. In cases where background checks require follow up, you will receive additional information by mail from the Office of Compliance.

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