After School Kids (ASK) Clearances

Welcome to the ASK clearances information page! We are excited for your interest to be part of the ASK team. In working with youth, we adhere to a clearance process as set forth by the DC Government. This clearance process entails the following steps, which must be completed after you receive your placement email and before you participate in training.

Step 1:

Step 2:

  • Download Clearance Packet from this folder.
    • Re-watch video if needed.
    • Ensure that you have:
      • A photo government-issued ID (driver’s license or State ID card).
        • Passports accepted for DHS/DCPS tutoring only; NOT accepted for DYRS tutoring (please inquire if applicable).
      • An updated simple resume.
      • Proof of Vaccination, Green Go Building Badge, or approved exemption. 

Step 3:

  • Complete the CFSA form (in the same folder) with ASK information.
  • Submit completed form with a copy of your ID here.
  • Take screenshot of submission confirmation.

Step 4:

  • Physically complete each of the following: 
    • PPD/TB Test:  TB Tests and chest x-rays are valid for up to two years. We require students to get a TB test done if they haven’t had one done in the past year or provide a doctor’s note stating chest x-ray results. 
      • The TB test requires two office visits. One for the test (a prick) and one to have the test results read.
      • Please schedule part 1 of the TB Test at the nearest CVS/Minute Clinic (~$35) and part 2 at the Student Health Center to have the results read at no cost. 
        • Insurance rarely covers TB testing, so please request the CSJ Declining Balance Card (DBC) or save your receipt for part 1 to submit a reimbursement for up to $35.
    • CPR/First Aid Certification: You will be required to be CPR/First Aid trained to tutor. The certification is valid for 2 years.
      • Options to complete certification:
        • Attend ASK specific training (dates TBD).
        • Attend Red Cross certification training offered in the city.
        • Attend training offered through Yates.
    • Drug Screening: Your drug screening will be scheduled by our partner agency AFTER you complete and upload your clearance packet.
      •  The drug test requires 8 different screenings; Marijuana, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Opiates, PCP, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Methadone,  and Ecstasy.

Step 5:

  • Create a Google folder in the format ‘Last Name, First Name’ (ex. Doe, John). Upload your fully completed clearance packet to Google Drive folder.

Step 6:

  • Ensure that you have:
    • Attended ASK Tutor training.
    • Completed Vulnerable Populations Training.
      • You only need to attend a VP training ONCE as a Georgetown student.
      • Search for a VP training session on Campus Groups that accommodates your schedule. 
    • Completed the Assumption of Risk Form and the Protection of Minors Form.
      • We require these forms to be submitted EACH semester (training required only once).
    • Note: Both trainings and forms are required before you are able to tutor.

Regarding any questions, difficulties, or to have your packet reviewed, don’t hesitate to contact to schedule an appointment.