Field Placement and Security Badge

Field experience is a valuable educational tool that provides students with an in-depth look inside the classroom and exposes pre-service teachers to the various teaching methods of Broward County Public School educators. Your badge must be current during the semester(s) in which you are completing field placement.

Steps to Register for Placement

FieldPrint Fingerprinting is the only provider for BCPS Security Badges. No other agency will be accepted. Please use the following codes when prompted.

BCPS Security Badges Codes
Badge Type Badge Code Fee
Valid for one year and must be renewed each year.
FPBCPSPresEdNet $72.50
Students must renew the badge prior to the expiration date.
FPBCPSPresEdBRenNet $25
Lost/stolen badges
FPBCPSPresEdBRepNet $10
Students with a current BCPS personnel number
FPBCPSEmpPreEdNet $7.50

Obtain badge

For questions, contact Ana Alvarez:

BCPS Security Clearance Department

The third floor of the TSSC Building located at:
7720 W. Oakland Park Blvd.
Sunrise, FL 33351

Badge pickup will occur on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., in the lobby of the TSSC Building.

Questions? Contact Security Clearance at 754-321-2374

Email a clear picture of your badge (in JPEG or PDF format) to

In the email, the Subject indicates Badge Submission (Last Name). Include your name, course(s) requiring field experience including the ID and Reference Number, which can be found on your schedule. Insufficient emails will be sent back.

Once you completed the steps outlined above, proceed with the next steps by selecting your current status from the options below.


If you have any questions, please contact: 

Field Placement and Student Teaching


Yes. You will still need to obtain a vendor badge; however, you will use the code above and pay $7.50 for your vendor badge.

Badges can be picked up 5 business days after you are fingerprinted. It is not guaranteed you will receive a confirmation email. Please visit our website for location and pickup times. Questions about badges can be directed to Ana Alvarez (

Take a picture of it and email it to

Once a school accepts your placement, it will change from “Awaiting K-12” to “Placed” on the field experience website. If the process takes longer than 5 business days, contact the Placement Office at Once you are provided the name of your cooperating teacher you have 3 business days to email this individual to introduce yourself and schedule your hours.

No. Preferences are only considered for student teaching. All placement assignments are within in Broward County Public Schools. Students are not permitted to request specific schools. Requests will not be granted. Students are not guaranteed a placement in the same city in which they reside. However, every attempt is made to keep placements within a 10 mile radius from the zip code provided upon registration. No changes will be granted to field placements for reason of distance. Students are not guaranteed a placement in the grade level/subject area they prefer. Placements are made in relation to the specific course requirements.