CPS Volunteer and Judge Level II Approval Process

Regional Fairs

The CPS Student Science Fair, Inc. and the 2023 STEM Exhibition truly thanks you for your time, understanding and continued support.

Please note that CPS policy now mandates that ALL prospective judges and volunteers be approved at Level II on a yearly basis
(Read the CPS volunteer policy here.) 

NOTE2: If you are an employee of the Chicago Public Schools you are already Level I and Level II approved and DO NOT need any additional approval.

The process is relatively innocuous for STEM Exhibition judges and volunteers as you WILL NOT need to provide fingerprints.

  Complete and submit the CPS Approval check found here by following these steps:
  • Complete all questions
  • For "School/Organization" type in "Academic Competitions" and, when the drop-down shows "Academic Competitions", press Select
  • For "Volunteer Type" select "Level II"
  • When asked "Are you volunteering to coach?" answer "NO"
  • When asked "Type of volunteer?" select "Corporate/Professional Volunteer"
  • When asked "I am interested in volunteering in?" select "Competition Judge"
  • When asked "Are you volunteering for a specific day/overnight trip or school club?" select "NO"
  • Since approval may take up to 14 days, please complete and submit this application by February 20, 2022.  You will be notified when you are approved.
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