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Certification and Educational Support Services


Chapter 180 of the Laws of 2000, the Schools Against Violence in Education(SAVE), required that applicants for teaching and administrative and public services personnel certification and perspective employees of covered schools (school districts, charter schools and BOCES) must undergo fingerprint-supported criminal history background check. However, many school districts and institutions across the metropolitan New York area are now requiring that all students teachers, observers, interns or externs receive fingerprint clearance before they are place in educational settings that are required for their degree programs. Therefore, we recommend that you apply for fingerprint clearance upon acceptance to the program.

Fingerprinting services are provided by MorphoTrust. Candidates can register for fingerprinting by going to the MorphoTrust website at www.identogo.com or calling (877) 472-6915.

Candidates must use the Service Code or URL below to schedule your fingerprinting appointment.

Please do one of the following to schedule a fingerprinting appointment:

  1. Click on www.IdentoGo.com and enter the appropriate service code from this table:
    Certification 14ZGQT
  2. Click on the appropriate URL from this table below:
    Certification https://uenroll.identogo.com/workflows/14ZGQT
  3. You may call MorphoTrust at: 877-472-6915 to schedule an appointment.

    The fingerprint application fee is:
    Total Fee $100.25

For more information and Frequently Asked Questions, please visit http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tsei/ospra/memo06232015.html

All students are required to be cleared for fingerprinting for all field placements and New York State Certification. Fingerprint clearance from other states will NOT be accepted by the New York State Education Department.