There are two options for obtaining fingerprinting verification—LIVESCAN (digital imaging) and traditional, ink-based fingerprinting. This page contains instructions for obtaining ink-based fingerprinting, which is offered in several locations on Long Island, but takes longer to process. If you prefer to have faster results, please view our information on LIVESCAN fingerprinting.
Instructions (for ink-based fingerprinting only)
STEP 1. Create a TEACH account online through New York State's TEACH web site. Visit http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/home.html and click on the "Self Register to Access TEACH" link. Apply for your fingerprinting application 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).
STEP 2. Come to the School of Professional Development's Teacher Certification Office (Room N-221 of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Building) to pick up your two fingerprinting cards and pre-addressed envelope.
STEP 3. Bring your fingerprinting cards (filled out with your personal information, in black ink only), envelope and payment receipt to any of the fingerprinting locations listed below.
STEP 4. Once fingerprinted, mail your receipt and fingerprinting cards in the pre-addressed envelope. We recommend sending this package registered mail. For information about registered mail, contact your local post office.
Things to Remember
Your fingerprint clearance and status may only be monitored through your TEACH account. If you have any questions about your status you must contact New York State directly at 518.473.2998 or OSPRA@mail.nysed.gov.
You must keep your username and password for the TEACH web site. You will be using the account you create on TEACH to apply for your certificate as well. Duplicate accounts will be rejected and will result in a delay of the processing of your license and/or employment.
The following is a list of fingerprinting locations on Long Island. The cost of the fingerprinting service will vary by location. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and confirm price and acceptable payment methods. Be sure to bring your photo ID, fingerprinting cards, payment receipt/voucher (from the TEACH website), and pre-addressed envelope to the fingerprinting location.
School of Professional Development at Stony
Last modified on 3/10/10.