Certified To Serve: Pre-Service Background Checks for DC Public Schools

Certified to Serve makes it easy for students to complete all required background checks and start serving right away.

If your students could potentially be serving with DC Public Schools, know that the Nashman Center coordinates the DCPS background check process right here on campus. 

Step one: TB Testing

Students must first be tested for TB because they need to bring the printed test results with them to "step two." If faculty notify students in advance, students can do this at home during the summer with their own doctors. 

GW’s Colonial Health Center will also do TB testing. The Nashman Center will cover the cost of TB testing at Colonial Health Students. Students should pick up a voucher from the Nashman Center to present at Colonial Health. No appointment is necessary, students can walk-in during the times below. Note that students can also receive any immunizations they may need during this time. 

Tuesdays or Wednesdays: 9am-12:30pm or 2-3pm. 

Fridays: 10:30am-12:30pm

Step two: DCPS Fingerprinting

Students should bring printed copies of:  TB test results, ID (driver’s license/passport), and their most updated physical and immunization records.

  • Tuesday, September 6th, time TBD, but typically is 1-4pm, Marvin Center 405 
  • 'Tuesday, September 12th, time TBD, but typically is 1-4pm, Marvin Center 405 
    • Note this date coincides with the Nashman Center's Community Service Fair, also in the Marvin Center.