Fingerprinting for Certification
All candidates applying for certification must be cleared by the New York State Education Department through a fingerprint-supported criminal history background check. This includes all applicants for certification, as well as all prospective employees of school districts, charter schools and boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES).
- Go to www.IdentoGo.com or call (877) 472-6915
- Click on “Digital Fingerprinted” find a location and schedule a Digital Fingerprinting appointment
- At the prompt “Enter service code to get started” Click “Contact Your Agency or Click Here”
- Select “New York”
- The ORI code is “TEACH”
- Select “Certification Application”