The Professional Education Unit requires all students to register with the Family Care Safety Registry (FCSR) during their first practicum course. The Teacher Education Student Services (TESS) Office will run current background checks through the FCSR when students enroll in teacher education entry level courses (Observation & Activity 62-211 or Middle & Secondary Teaching Practicum I 61-260 & 262 and Observation & Activity in PE 22-260, Ecology of Teaching 62-111 or Professional Learning Community I 62-113), upon admission to the Professional Education Program, and in upper level Professional Education Practica Courses. Students must provide verification of their FCSR registration to the TESS Office in Administration Building 348 during their 1st week of enrollment in 62-111, 62-211, 61-260, 61-262, 22-260, 62-111 and 62-113.
The Family Care Safety Registry conducts a search using name, date of birth, and/or Social Security number against the records maintained by the following Missouri state agencies:
A person may either register online with the FCSR or by mail. Online registration is quick and easy and all an individual will need is internet access, his/her Social Security number, and a valid credit or debit card for payment of the fee. The one-time fee to register online is $14.00 plus a $1.25 processing fee.
If you choose to mail in your registration, you need to complete the worker registration form which can be found at the following address: //health.mo.gov/safety/fcsr/forms.php. Mail a copy of the worker registration form along with a photocopy of your Social Security card and a check or money order for the $14.00 registration fee to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Fee Receipts Unit, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Mailed forms are processed in the order received.
First Time Registration:
Already Registered Students:
The TESS Office will automatically request a new FCSR Background Check during the beginning of the semester that you are enrolled in a course requiring a background check. You will not need to do anything if you have already registered with the FCSR and your registration verification is on file in the TESS Office.
To check to see if you are registered, follow these steps:
**If a student has previously completed a criminal background check that they would like to use in place of the Family Care Safety Registry check, the background check MUST be less than a year old and MUST clearly indicate the results of the check. If the background check meets these two requirements, the student may bring a copy to the TESS Office.
***Please note that if there is an issue with registration, the TESS Office will contact the student and the student will be responsible for contacting the FCSR at (866) 422-6872 to resolve the issue. The student will then need to notify the TESS Office that the issue has been resolved and that the background check can be completed.