Commissioner’s Regulations the New York State Education Department requests a
fingerprint-supported criminal history background check for any prospective
employees of a school district.
The first step
in this process would be to go to the following website to set up an account
and appoinment for fingerprinting http://www.identogo.com/FP/NewYork.aspx
OR call Morpho
Trust USA at 1-877-472-6915
There is a
fingerprinting location in Oneonta NYSARC, Inc., The Arc Otsego, 35 Academy
Street, Oneonta, NY 13820
When you reach
the screen asking for the ORI number
you need to enter the word TEACH.
On the online
application under Application Details
if you are registering as an LTA or Teacher please choose Certification. For RN’s, Monitors, Custodians, please choose Employee Applications.
You must bring two forms of identification to the site
The first form
is a picture ID, and the second would be something like a birth certificate or
You can pay
online with a credit card or on site with, only credit, debit, money orders,
and checks. Please make sure you obtain a receipt for these services.
If you pay with
a credit card and do not make the scheduled appointment or reschedule within
two weeks of that first appointment, you will forfeit the fees.
Current fee is
If you have previously
received clearance through the New York State Education Department, please make
note of that when you return your completed paperwork.