criminal background checks (cbc) are only good for one year. all northwest student teachers must complete a missouri cbc regardless of what state you are student teaching. you must create a dese profile following the instructions on the link below. once you have been "cleared", you need to get a copy of this profile to the educational leadership office stating that you have been cleared. when signing up to do your fingerprinting you will need a 4-digit registration code; northwest's registration code is 2301. in addition to the link below showing instructions on how to set up your profile is a link to show fingerprint registration. the average time for completion is two weeks.