Fingerprinting Services

NEWESD 101 provides digital fingerprinting services for individuals in Washington State that are obtaining a teaching certificate, are or will be a school district employee, or are enrolled in a college or university program that requires clearance prior to beginning field experience in a school setting.

Fingerprinting services are done, by appointment only, every Wednesday and Thursday (times vary and are subject to change) We book appointments in fifteen minute increments both days. Effective July 1, 2019, the fingerprinting fee will be $81.00.

Acceptable forms of payment:
   Mastercard/Visa - Credit or Debit Cards (Preferred)
   Cash - Exact Amount Only
   Money Order or Cashier's Check (no personal checks)- Made payable to ESD101
   Purchase Order - From Employer - FAX to: 509-789-3780 

Please bring with you, your payment in the amount of $81 and one piece of personal identification. Drivers License, State ID, Military ID, or Passport.

NEWESD 101’s digital fingerprinting technology submits the scanned images directly to the Washington State Patrol. After additional review by the FBI, fingerprint records are then held by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).

Due to this technology we ask that you not schedule an appointment if you are suffering from cuts, wounds, or injuries to your hands or are experiencing general ill health. Please have another adult accompany you if you are bringing a small child. 

To schedule an appointment call (509) 789-3800, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Our office is located at 4202 South Regal Street in Spokane, WA.

To check the status of your fingerprints submission, please contact OSPI in Olympia: (360) 725-6135

To request a copy of your background check results, please contact OSPI in Olympia:
https://www.k12.wa.us/sites/default/files/public/profpractices/forms/requestforbackgroundcheckresults.docx
  
Your fingerprints may be rejected to poor print quality thus requiring a reprint and submission to WSP. You will receive a notice
stating that your prints have been rejected. Reprints, for this office, are done with the "ink and roll" method at the Public Safety 
Building located at 1100 West Mallon, in Spokane. For more information call (509) 477-2334.
                           
For more information on Washington State fingerprinting requirements, please visit:
http://www.k12.wa.us/ProfPractices/fingerprint/default.aspx

If you believe the results of your background check from the FBI are not complete or are wrong you have an opportunity to complete or challenge the accuracy of the information as described below.

Send a written challenge request to the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division by writing to the following address:

FBI CJIS Division
Attention: Correspondence Group
1000 Custer Hollow Road
Clarksburg, WV 26306

Your written request to the FBI should clearly identify the information that you feel is inaccurate or incomplete and should include copies of any available proof or documents that support your claim. The correspondence group will contact appropriate agencies to try to verify or correct challenged entries for you. When the FBI receives official communication from the agency with jurisdiction over the matter, the FBI will make appropriate changes and notify you of the outcome. (This process is described in 28 C.F.R. § 16.34)

The results of the WSP and FBI background check are forwarded to OSPI and are entered into an online Educational Data System (EDS). All school districts, educational service districts, private schools, BIA-funded Native American schools, colleges, and universities in Washington state have access to the EDS and are able to view the results of the WSP and FBI background record check.

Criminal history conviction information reported from the WSP and/or FBI of all school district, private schools and educational service district (ESD) employees is returned to the appropriate agency after the criminal history report is processed by OSPI.

                                      Sorry, we have no way of determining or controlling the length of time these processes take.