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Background Check Information

This article covers some important details about the background check process and requirements for individuals seeking certification as peer specialists or family partners.

Background checks are required for any type of peer specialist certification. For information about offenses that could prevent an individual from obtaining certification, review these documents. 


Texas Administrative Code

TAC Schedule of Offenses List


If your state application is denied due to the results of the federal background check, you can undergo an appeal process for certain types of offenses. See this article for more information.


It is important to note that background check and criminal history requirements can vary from employer to employer.  It is possible to be turned down for an employment opportunity despite passing the background check required for certification.