Students wishing to apply to the Health Information Technology - Medical Coding, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Paramedic, Phlebotomy, Physical Therapist's Assistant, Practical Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Radiologic Technology, or Surgical Technology professional programs are required to have and pass a criminal background check prior to or upon acceptance to the applicable program - (Each program's requirements are different). The profile information that you input will be sent directly to the college upon completion.

DO NOT complete a background check until instructed to do so by your Program Director.

The Health Science professional programs currently use American Data Bank to conduct the certified background checks. Criminal background checks by any other company will not be accepted. When the background check is received from American Data Bank, students will be requested to review the results with the Program Director. The cost of the background check is $53 and is paid directly to American Data Bank by the student. The fee is non-refundable so make sure that you have been instructed by the program director to register for it prior to paying the fee and know the deadline for completion of the background check from the applicable program director. Credit card or money order payment is accepted. The American Data Bank website for SouthArk health science students is: www.southarcc.com

Follow the prompts through the website. Print out the completed disclosure form and turn it in to the applicable program director upon request.

The following searches are required for the background check:

  1. County Criminal History Record Searches
  2. Social Security Number Trace
  3. Residency History
  4. Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Sanction Report
  5. General Services Administration (GSA) Excluded Parties List
  6. Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Terrorist List
  7. Excluded Parties List System
  8. Nationwide Sex Offender Registry
  9. Driving History