New York State law requires the Office of School Personnel Review and Accountability (OSPRA) to conduct fingerprint-supported criminal history background checks for applicants for certification and all prospective employees of school districts, charter schools and BOCES. After your fingerprints have been processed by OSPRA, your TEACH account will contain the following statement: "Your DCJS and FBI results have been received". You will not receive anything from OSPRA unless a school district requests a fingerprint clearance report for you.
As of August 3, 2015, the fingerprinting verification process is operated by IdentoGO. The fingerprint application fee is $99. When visiting the IdentoGO website to set up your appointment, you may be prompted for a service number. Follow the website instructions to find out the correct service code and which forms of identification to bring to the appointment with you.