Alabama Law (Alabama Law Act 2000-775 and Alabama Code 38-13-1) requires that anyone
who works with children, youth, adolescents, or the elderly in either a paid or a voluntary
capacity must undergo a criminal background check and be fingerprinted. As an HDFS major,
you will have opportunity to work with children, youth, adolescents, adults, or the aged
sometime during your four or more years as an Auburn student. Therefore, you must adhere to
All students are required to start the fingerprint and background check upon enrollment as an HDFS major. Students who do not have evidence that they submitted their application materials will have a registration hold placed on their accounts. Students who do not have their clearing letters from the fingerprint and background check will not be allowed to complete the required HDFS Internship (HDFS 4920).
Forms and other information necessary for the fingerprint and background check can be obtained from the HDFS office in 206 Spidle Hall.