Criminal History Information

Preliminary Criminal History Evaluations

When requesting a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation (PCHE), please keep in mind that histories are evaluated on a case-by-case basis by considering several factors. Having a criminal history may make an individual ineligible for certification. If you believe you may be ineligible for certification due to a conviction or deferred adjudication for a felony or misdemeanor offense, you have the right to request a PCHE from TEA.  Please review the information about criminal history checks for applicants provided on TEA’s website.



Helpful Resources

Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation FAQ Page


Texas Education Agency Investigates Page


National Criminal History Checks FAQ Page


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