Fingerprinting

  • When is fingerprinting required?

    Fingerprinting is required of ALL applicants for certification that have not previously been printed through the NYSED database. 

    Where do I go to have my fingerprints taken?

    Please see this link: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tsei/ospra/.

    I was fingerprinted in order to do substitute teaching.  Do I have to be fingerprinted again for certification?

    If you were fingerprinted for certification or public school employment after July 1, 2001, you will not need to be fingerprinted again.