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    Fingerprint and Background Check Scheduling

    Fee is $45.25 effective July 1, 2019. The state has increased the fingerprinting fee to $45.25.


    Scheduling with Seattle Public Schools

    All Seattle Public Schools employees, when hired, are required to have a fingerprinting/background check before beginning any assignment with the district.   

    Please use our online:  Fingerprint Appointment Scheduler

    Note: Seattle Public Schools does not accept cash, credit, or debit cards. Payment can be made by check, money order, or cashier's check.


    Scheduling with an educational service district (ESD)

    If you are unable to schedule an appointment with the school district office before your assignment begins, you may complete the electronic live scan fingerprint process in person at one of the nine educational service districts (ESD).

    Please contact the ESD of your choice for information regarding the submission of your fingerprints through the live scan process and any additional processing fees they may charge and method of payment accepted. The fingerprint background check fee is $45.25, plus the ESD's processing fees.


    Scheduling with Washington State Patrol

    You may have your fingerprints processed manually by the WSP Criminal Records Division located at 106 11th Ave SW Ste 1300, Olympia, WA 98501; but you must first pay the background check processing fee to OSPI and obtain an Electronic Applicant Submission form.

    Having your fingerprints processed manually ensures the WSP will not reject your fingerprints due to poor print quality. The cost for processing fingerprints manually is $82.25, plus the WSP’s processing fees.


    Important reminders:

    • Individuals should contact the agency providing the fingerprinting service to inquire about any additional fees they may charge.
    • The Washington State Patrol no longer collects fees for education-related job and certification fingerprint record checks.