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Fingerprinting Guidelines

Welcome! Fingerprinting requirements in New York State can be confusing. The guide below is designed to help. If you are not sure if you have to be fingerprinted, please review this chart for general guidance in New York.

I need to be fingerprinted for (Select one):

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If you are a Family or Group Family provider anywhere in the state, a School Age Provider anywhere in the state, or Center-Based Provider outside of NYC, you need to be fingerprinted by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS). Follow the steps below:

  1. Complete the Request for NYS Fingerprinting Services form (OCFS-4930).
  2. Schedule an appointment to be fingerprinted at Identogo by calling 877-472-6915 or online at https://uenroll.identogo.com/ and provide the service code: 15441V
You can find more information here about fingerprinting from OCFS in English and Spanish.

If you work in a Child Care Center in New York City, you need to be fingerprinted by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)/ New York City Department of Investigation (DOI). Follow the steps below:

  1. Schedule an appointment to be fingerprinted at IDEMIA Identogo by calling 877-472-6915 or online at https://uenroll.identogo.com and provide the service code: 157XX3.
  2. After being fingerprinted, you must submit a receipt of fingerprint processing, which you will receive from the IdentoGO center, to the DOHMH with their A-Series Packet.
Fingerprint Fee: $102
You can find more information about fingerprinting in NYC here.

The NYC Department of Education is currently updating their guidance. Please check back soon for updates

If you are seeking to obtain NYS Assistant Teacher or Teacher certification in NYS or NYC, or you are a student in a teacher preparation program leading to New York State Education Department (NYSED) certification, and you have not been fingerprinted:

  1. Before you are fingerprinted, you need to create a New York State Education Department (NYSED) TEACH Account: www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert. Once the TEACH account is established and you have been fingerprinted, IdentoGO will send your information to NYSED.
  2. If you want to verify that your fingerprints have arrived, log onto TEACH and click on "Account Information." Select "Fingerprinting" and "Go". Look for the sentence "Your DCJS and FBI results have been received."
  3. Schedule an appointment to be fingerprinted at IdentoGO by calling 877-472-6915 or going to the following website: https://uenroll.identogo.com. You will need to provide the service code: 14ZGQT.
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