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Background Check for the MSW Program

Birds eye view of the Quad

All applicants to the Master in Social Work program are required to complete a criminal background check. These background checks are done using the online services of The package cost is $64.50, and is paid online at the time of submission. To complete the background check:

  • Visit
  • Click on the "Place Order" button
  • Enter in the Package Code: ii24, and click the "Submit" button
  • Follow the directions to set up your myCB account, and submit your background check

Please remember that you will need to monitor your background check after it is has been submitted, and follow up with the fingerprinting process as directed.

When you submit your background check, you will receive an order confirmation. Save the file as a pdf in this format (last name, first name - confirmation.pdf). Email the document to

The criminal history check must be "in progress" or completed before an application is accepted for review. A recent background check conducted by the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare may be acceptable with documentation.

If you have any questions regarding applications,
please contact the social work program at or (208) 282-3377


Sociology, Social Work and Criminology

921 S. 8th Avenue, Stop 8114
Pocatello, ID 83209

(208) 282-2170
(208) 282-3377 (social work)

We are located in the Kegel Liberal Arts Building #4 on the third floor