Background Checks

Wisconsin Caregiver Background Check

Wisconsin law requires background checks of persons who provide care for others or have access to people who receive care.  This law applies to Blackhawk Technical College students in the following programs:

  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography & Vascular Technology
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Phlebotomy
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiography
  • Sterile Processing Technician
  • Substance Use Disorder Counselor
  • Surgical Technology

Criminal convictions, as well as arrests and/or pending charges, may limit a student’s ability to participate in clinical/practicum courses. Further, a criminal background could have a negative impact on certification examination eligibility and employability in health care facilities.

Once completed, Blackhawk Technical College, its employees, and agents will provide a copy of the student’s signed State of Wisconsin Background Information Disclosure (BID) form and information obtained from the Caregiver Background Check to assigned clinical/practicum affiliation sites.  This information will be used in determining eligibility and suitability for clinical placement.

Criminal Justice Background Checks

For the Law Enforcement Academy, Basic Corrections Academy and Secure Juvenile Detention Academy, the Department of Justice will complete background checks unless the candidate has already been hired by a law enforcement/corrections agency.  If they have already been hired, the agency that sends them to the academy will complete the background check.

Additionally, Law Enforcement Academy candidates’ driving records will be checked to determine if the college will allow them to operate college owned vehicles.