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Fingerprinting - International Teacher Candidate Students

Teacher certification candidates are required to create a TEACH account online through New York State's TEACH web site. After your account is created, apply for your fingerprinting application online (OSPRA 101) and pay the $91.50 processing fee. Be sure to print your receipt (or Payment voucher if you chose to pay with a money order). You must have an email address or access to an email address. ou will then make an appointment by registering online www.hofstra.edu/fingerprintingvisit. There is a fee of $15 (cash only, exact change) for the electronic fingerprinting. Students must have a social security number in order to be fingerprinted. If you are not currently employed and need a temporary social security number, please contact the Office of Educational Support Services at 516-463-4216. Bring this checklist to your appointment: Electronic Fingerprinting Instructions & Checklist.

Please note: The New York State Education Department (NYSED) is eliminating the use of the current NYSED managed fingerprinting process, which includes the Livescan digital fingerprinting we currently provide our candidates. The state will be using a Statewide Vendor Managed System operated by Morph Trust.

The timeline for the transition is as follows:

July 10, 2015 Last day to submit new digital fingerprints (after this date, Livescan locations will no longer have the ability to transmit a new record)

July 24, 2015 Last day to re-submit digital fingerprints for individuals with a rejection (after this date, Livescan locations will no longer be able to transmit any fingerprints)

August 3, 2015 First day to have fingerprints scanned at MorphoTrust locations

If you need fingerprinting for certification or field placements in the Fall 2015, please register for a fingerprinting appointment ASAP

Candidates who are not printed on or before July 10th, will need to wait until August 3rd and get printed at a Morpho Trust location. In addition, any candidate who started the fingerprinting process on TEACH, and does not complete the process before the transition, will need to start the fingerprinting application process over again with MorphoTrust and will have to pay fees again.