Web-Based Medical Clearance
All UAB students will utilize a web-based medical clearance process, as of Spring 2014. The service is provided by CertifiedBackground.com, a secure, confidential web-based company that is HIPPA/FERPA compliant. They will provide an Immunization Tracker and Certified Record Review.
Students will receive instructions from their respective schools/programsexplaining how to create an account with CertifiedBackground.com and submit immunization documentation online. When creating your account, you will be asked to provide your social security number: you should enter all zeros in this field as this is not essential information and need not be supplied.
Once your account is created, you will click on each requirement and upload your immunization information, preferably using the UAB Student Health Immunization Form (available on this website) or actual physician documentation (blue forms, etc.). This information will be reviewed, and you will receive automatic emails for incomplete records or other problems. You will need to log into your tracker — after 72 hours to check your tracker’s progress — and periodically thereafter, until all requirements are approved. You will periodically receive automatic notices of required impending clearance updates (annual TB renewal, etc.) from CertifiedBackground.com. You will be able to access and view your records at any time by logging into your account.
If you have any questions about this new process, you may contact CertifiedBackground.com at 1-888-666-7788 and they will be happy to assist you. Or you may contact Jenna Hammer at Student Health Services at 205-975-7751 or 205-975-7753.