A fingerprint background check and the resulting security clearance ID badge are REQUIRED before your first day on the campus of any school (Pre-kindergarten – Grade 12 or early learning center) in Polk County, FL, for course-related field experience or internship.

Fingerprint Clearance Form

AA and AS students

A copy of your valid Polk County School Board photo ID badge must be received by Polk State College to complete Field Experiences as required for a passing grade in the following courses:

  • EDF 1005 Introduction to the Teaching Profession
  • EDF 2085 Introduction to Diversity for Educators

Prospective BS in Education students

A copy of your valid Polk County School Board photo ID badge must be received by the program director within three weeks after the start of Polk State College upper division teacher education courses in order to continue in a BS in Education degree program.