NASDTEC LEA Educator Identification Clearinghouse
The Educator Identification Clearinghouse is a searchable national database that provides an alert regarding individuals who have had their professional educator certificates/licenses annulled, denied, suspended, revoked or otherwise invalidated.
The database is accessed through a secure portal that allows districts to look up applicants and to receive monthly reports that can be used to cross-check against their current employee roster. Information in the clearinghouse is submitted by the state agency responsible for the prosecution of educator misconduct once a final and public decision has been made, so the monthly reports can provide access to ever-changing information.
Most adverse actions taken against an educator’s certificate are not prosecuted as criminal offenses and therefore will not show up on a traditional criminal background check. Implementing the NASDTEC Clearinghouse in your district’s screening of both certificated and non-certificated applicants, will help ensure that your district had done whatever it can to confirm that all staff members are suitable to work in your schools.
Associate membership in NASDTEC and a nominal subscription fee, based of full-time equivalent teachers in a district is required to access the Clearinghouse. For more information, please visit the NASDTEC site.
Founded in 1928, the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization that represents professional standards boards, commissions and state departments of education that are responsible for the preparation, licensure and discipline of educational personnel. Its jurisdiction includes all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense schools, Guam and the province of Ontario.
NASDTEC promotes high standards for educators, teacher mobility across state lines, comprehensive personnel screening and clearinghouse on teacher discipline.