Many OSDE staff members are working remotely to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any staff or department. We will respond to your call or email as soon as possible.

Background Checks and Fingerprinting Information

multicolored fingerprintsBackground checks are a necessary component for Oklahoma educators, district personnel and school support staff. These background checks are based on fingerprint checks processed through the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
NOTE: Background checks for teacher certification are valid for one year


The OSDE will NOT be fingerprinting on-site through July 2020.  If you had an appointment at the OSDE between March 18th and July 31st, or a satellite site that has closed during your scheduled time to fingerprint, cancellation notices have been sent to the contact information you provided upon registering and you will need to reschedule

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Last updated on July 6, 2020