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Preparing for Field

Below you will information regarding various requirements that our field sites may require.  Requirements vary from agency to agency and are outlined in the field learner management system. Some sites may require one or two items below, while others do not require any.

Consult your Field Coordinator to determine if your confirmed field site has requirements.


Field Placement Interview

Every organization will require you to provide a resume and conduct an interview with the Field Instructor.

Consider the following

  • Think of this as a professional interview and act accordingly.
  • Consider your attire and dress in appropriate attire.
  • Learn about the agency ahead of time.
  • Familiarize yourself with the agency, find out their mission and the populations they serve.
  • Prepare to ask questions of those interviewing you, but thinking of three to five questions ahead of time.
  • Be prepared to answer questions that the agency asks of you.
  • Practice ahead of time by preparing answers to potential interview questions.

Tips to Prepare for Your Field Placement Interview

Social Work Field Podcast – Field Interviews


TB Clearance

Option 1 – Check with your field site if they prefer that you get a TB Clearance through their preferred health site.

  • If they do not provide a TB Clearance health site, see options 2 & 3 below:

Option 2 – Visit the Department of Health TB Control Program at Lanakila Health Center in person.

  • Address: 1700 Lanakila Avenue, Ground Floor, Honolulu, HI, 96817
  • Days of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday (No TB screenings on Thursday)
  • Hours of Operation: 7:45 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Patients seen on a walk-in basis
  • It is best to arrive early and to be in line before 3:30 pm or you will have to return the next day.
  • For more information about neighbor island locations and additional locations on Oahu visit the Department of Health TB Control Program Website

Option 3 – Visit University Health Services at Mānoa in person

  • Address: 1710 East West Road, Honolulu, HI, 96822
  • Days of Operation: Monday- Friday
  • Hours of Operation: 8 AM – 4 PM
  • If you have health insurance the TB screening will be charged to your insurance
  • If you do not have health insurance you will need to pay $15
  • To contact the University Health Services at Mānoa, call (808) 956-8965

TB clearances require a 2nd visit 2-3 days later for a results reading.


Child Abuse and Neglect Clearance

  • Download and print a PDF or Word version of the Child Abuse Protective Services Central Registry Form on the Department of Health and Human Services website.
  • Complete, sign and date the form. Be sure to print clearly or type the requested information. Forms without all the requested information may be returned which could delay the completion of your request.
  • Mail original form to the address listed below (FAXES NOT ACCEPTED):

Department of Human Services
Child Welfare Services Branch
Statewide Child Welfare Services Section
420 Waiakamilo Road, Suite 300A
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi 96817


Traffic Abstract

Option 1: In-Person

A traffic abstract can be obtained in-person at your local District Court’s Traffic Violations Bureau.

For a list of District Court locations on each island, visit the Hawaiʻi State Judiciary website.

  • Days of Operation Monday- Friday, Except federal state holidays
  • Hour of Operation are 7:45 am to 4:30 pm,

You will need to provide the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Fee: $20 for each traffic abstract

Option 2: By Mail

A traffic abstract can also be obtained by mail. You will need to send in the following:

  • Self-addressed stamped envelope
  • Money order or cashiers check for $20
  • Typed or written on a paper
  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License Number

Mail request to your local District Court’s Traffic Violations Bureau.

For a list of District Court locations on each island, visit the Hawaiʻi State Judiciary website.


Criminal Background Check

Criminal background checks are also referred to as a “Police Clearance” or “Police Abstract”.

Option 1: On-line Request

Confirm with your field placement that they will accept an online printouts before purchasing a criminal background check online. If they do not accept an online printout , you will need to mail in your request (see option 2).

If an online printout is acceptable, follow the steps below:

  • Go to Hawaiʻi’s Adult Criminal Information (eCrim) website
  • Sign-up for an eCrim account
  • Conduct a record search by providing the information requested.
  • Enter your payment information. The following fees apply:
  • Step 1: $5 to view a record
  • Step 2: $10 for a PDF copy of the record
  • If no criminal record is found the print out will say “No Criminal Convictions Found”
  • If a criminal record is found, consult your Field Coordinator

For an audio and video version of on-line request instructions, visit the Hawaiʻi Adult Criminal Information website

Option 2: Request by Mail

Send in the following information to mailing address listed below:

  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security number (optional)
  • $30 payment in form of a money order or cashier’s check made payable to “State of Hawaiʻi”
  • Mailing Address

Hawaiʻi Criminal Justice Data Center
Attn: CHRC Unit
465 S. King Street, Room 102
Honolulu, HI 96813

Results are mailed within 7-10 days. For more information visit the Hawaiʻi Criminal Justice Data Center website.


FBI Fingerprinting and Clearance

Check with your field site if they a have particular location they want you to go to. If they do not have a preference on location, you can use Field Print Fingerprinting. Information below:

Visit the Field Print Website

Set up a profile, schedule an appointment and select a location for your printing.

Bring with you:

  • Two (2) forms of identification, at least one (1) must be a government-issued photo
  • Your appointment letter
  • Your appointment number
  • A form of payment to cover the $8.95 fee

For information about what forms of payment is accepted or what types of ID are accepted, visit the Field Print website.


Drug Testing

You can get a drug test through Diagnostic Lab Services on walk-in basis. Fees Vary. See information below:

Visit the Diagnostic Lab Services website to find a nearest location

You will not need an appointment, however, make sure you note the hours operation at each site as these may vary by site.

Bring a form of payment to your appointment. You can pay with cash, check, or credit card.

Fee information:

  • $46 for 5 panel test (most common)
  • $54 for 10 panel test

It is not required that you download, print, and bring the Diagnostic Lab Services form with you as they will have copies on site for you. However, if you would like to do so, you can.


CPR Certification

Please visit the Hawaii American Heart Association website for more information.

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