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SERVE Clearance Information

How to get cleared for the SERVE program

All candidates participating in SERVE (EDEL 200 or EDEL 300 only) placements must hold a valid TB Test and a Certificate of Clearance issued by the CTC.  Once candidates have obtained a Certificate of Clearance and a valid TB Test, ALL candidates must register through the S4 @ The Beach online system.

Candidates that are requesting a SERVE Placement in Long Beach Unified School District must follow the steps below in addition to submitting your CTC Certificate of Clearance and TB Test through the S4@ The Beach online system.

Long Beach Unified School District (Clearance time: 5-7 weeks)

Candidates seeking to do fieldwork with LBUSD must be fingerprinted and cleared by the District prior to being placed in a school. LBUSD does not allow self-placements. All placement requests must go through the District Human Resources Office and can take up to 3 weeks to receive placement so it is suggested that candidates request a placement as soon as they are enrolled in courses that require fieldwork. 

Students seeking this options will need to obtain both: Certificate of Clearance from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) AND Long Beach Unified District Level Clearance which requires two sets of fingerprinting.

Candidates that have not completed any fieldwork in LBUSD:

  1. Submit the S4@ The Beach Registration process including uploading your valid Certificate of Clearance and TB Test.
  2. Download and complete the Teacher Candidate Field Work Application (PDF) (Be sure to check the box for Current Clinical Fieldwork Status and circle all the courses on the form that you are enrolled in for the semester you are seeking a placement.)
  3. If you do not already have a valid TB test, obtain one from a health care provider.  TB skin tests are valid for 4 years and chest x-rays are valid for 8 years.  If your TB test will expire within 2 months from the day you submit your application to LBUSD you will need to acquire a new TB test prior to fingerprinting. 
  4. Schedule an appointment to be fingerprinted by LBUSD at https://lbusdfingerprint.youcanbook.me/ or by calling 562-997-8216 - identify yourself as a student observer from CSULB. All candidates that would like to complete fieldwork in LBUSD must fingerprint with the LBUSD HR. They will not accept a Certificate of Clearance or fingerprinting from any other agency. Fingerprinting is done by appointment ONLY.
  5. Bring to your fingerprinting appointment: 1) your completed Teacher Candidate Field Work Application (PDF), 2) a copy of your government issued photo ID, and 3) a copy of your valid TB test results. 
    Fingerprinting is done at LBUSD Human Resources Office

    1515 Hughes Way
    ​Long Beach, CA 90810
  6. Once your application is processed and cleared you will be contacted via email by district staff with your fieldwork assignment. You need to reply to the email to accept or decline the placement. If you are no longer planning to do fieldwork in LBUSD, please respond to your placement email to let them know this so your placement can be given to another candidate. Placement can take up to 4 weeks so plan accordingly.

Candidates that have fingerprinted and been cleared with LBUSD HR within the last 12 months or that are currently employed with LBUSD must:

  1. Submit the S4@ The Beach Registration process including uploading your valid Certificate of Clearance and TB Test.
  2. Complete the Teacher Candidate Field Work Application (PDF) (Be sure to check the box for Current Clinical Fieldwork Status and circle all the courses on the form that you are enrolled in for the semester you are seeking a placement.)
  3. Attach a copy of your government issued ID and a valid TB Test. TB skin tests are valid for 4 years and chest x-rays are valid for 8 years.  If your TB test will expire within 2 months from the day you submit your application to LBUSD you will need to acquire a new TB test prior to submitting it. 
  4. Submit the application, your government issued photo ID and valid TB Test to LBUSD Human Resources Office (email and faxed applications will not be accepted)

    1515 Hughes Way
    ​Long Beach, CA 90810
  5. Once your clearance is verified you will be contacted via email by district staff with your fieldwork assignment. You need to reply to the email to accept or decline the placement. If you are no longer planning to do fieldwork in LBUSD, please respond to your placement email to let them know this so your placement can be given to another candidate. Placement can take up to 4 weeks so plan accordingly.