Education Verification

The Background Check Program verifies academic credentials to ensure a highly qualified and competent workforce is in place to meet university needs.

Final candidates for faculty (including unpaid/adjunct faculty and/or all individuals who serve as instructors of record)

The University must verify the highest degree held by final candidates for faculty, EHRA non-faculty, SHRA, and post-doctoral positions prior to hire.

Final candidates for faculty appointments may also require verification of any additional graduate-level degrees.

Per REG. 05.20.40, Faculty and Instructors of Record must request original transcripts of their highest degree(s), whether foreign or domestic and send them directly to NC State Human Resources. In addition, the department head, or equivalent for an interdisciplinary program outside of a department, is responsible for justifying and approving the qualifications of Instructors of Record and Classroom Instructors for each course offered by the department/program before instructors teach the course for the first time. Please note that all verifications must be completed within 90 days of employment.  If you would like for a candidate to begin working prior to the completion of the education verification, please submit a request using the exception request form.

Final candidates for temporary positions

The University may verify the highest degree held by final candidates for temporary appointments when appropriate or requested by the hiring department.

Current employees

Current employees who would like to have their education information updated in MyPack as verified can complete the Education Verification Authorization form and return to the Background Check Program in order to make this update.

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