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
NOTICE: Guests needing fingerprint background checks from the Teacher Certification Office should attempt to arrive no later than 4:00pm.

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Last updated on July 19, 2019