What if I have a criminal background?

You can apply to Capital IDEA even if you have a criminal record as long as you meet our other qualifications. However, you may be ineligible for certain careers that require licensing.

As part of your application paperwork, you will submit a criminal history from DPS. If the career you choose requires licensing (healthcare and some trades), you will be asked to submit an application to the Licensing Board for your chosen career. If the board finds you eligible for licensing, Capital IDEA can accept you. If you can’t be licensed, then we will not pay for your education in that career, and you may have to consider a different career choice.

You will request a Texas Personal Review – Full Review (service code 11FT12)
To get started, be sure to use the Texas DPS approved vendor site: IdentoGO »
Or for more information about the process of getting your criminal background check, read the Texas DPS Personal Review PDF »