Section Items


The Office of Accreditation, Placement, and Licensure per university and state guidelines, requires any student engaged in a field placement experience involving children or youth—regardless of length or purpose—to complete the following items:

  1. Pre-Service Permit
    • Required for all Ohio State students attending any placement type (ex. pre-major, field, student teaching, clinical, or internship) in a P-12 school who don’t hold a current Ohio license.
  2. Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCI&I) background check
  3. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) national background check
  4. Student Field Experience and Clinical Practice Application Form
  5. Youth Policy Training:
    • You will be registered and receive an email from the Ohio State HR Office with instructions. If you cannot locate the email, please see the instructions below.
      • Log into BuckeyeLearn using your credentials
      • In the search box toward the upper-right, type in Youth
      • Select: Youth Protection at The Ohio State University FY23-24
      • Click on Request, then click on Launch to complete the course
  6. Standards of Behavior form
    • You will be registered and receive an email from the Ohio State HR Office with instructions.
      • If you are unable to locate the email from OSU HR, you may log directly into using your credentials.  
      • Once logged in, the document should be listed under “Action Required”.
  7. Student teaching placements ONLY:

Important required document notes:

  • APL is tasked with ensuring all above compliance requirements are complete prior to any student beginning a field placement. APL will officially confirm placements with licensure programs and partner districts and agencies upon compliance completion. No student may attend placement until this confirmation is made.
  • If your placement does not require a pre-service permit, your background checks must be valid for the length of the placement.
  • At the end of spring term, documents 4-6 must be resubmitted for the next school year. The school year is considered Autumn through Summer term.

Students should first direct any questions or concerns to their program representative or manager for program specific processes. All other questions or concerns can be directed to

District-Specific Requirements: Columbus Campus Only

Some districts and agencies have additional requirements for field placements. View your placement site’s requirements concerning their background and reporting policies for admittance are into their buildings. 

Per law, APL is unable to provide you with a copy of your background check. If this is required by your placement site, please obtain one from Ohio State Human Resources.