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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

Announcement: Starting July 21st, we will commence live-scan fingerprinting in the Teacher Certification office, on a limited basis.

The details are as follows:

  • Only open for DUAL RESULTS fingerprinting (Teachers applying for their first certificate AND have an offer of employment with an Oklahoma school district). Registration code: 2B7KTN
  • We will temporarily be open for fingerprinting on Monday thru Thursday
  • All applicants must make an appointment online, prior to their visit.  No unscheduled walk-ins will be taken.
  • Appointments will be available in 20 minute blocks between 9 am through 3 pm
  • If you arrive late for your appointment, we will print you when another 20 minute block is available.  If there are no other openings before 3:00, the applicant can choose to come back at 3 or reschedule.
  • The applicant needs to bring this form, completed by their district when they arrive.

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Last updated on October 13, 2020