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Fingerprinting Verification

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 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

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.

Fingerprinting Locations

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.

Stony Brook University Police
Suffolk County
Nassau County

Campus Police will fingerprint students for a minimal fee. To make an appointment, visit the SBU Police website.

First Precinct
555 Route 109
Lindenhurst, New York 11757
(631) 854-8100

First Precinct
900 Merrick Road
Baldwin, New York 11510
(516) 573-6100


Second Precinct
1071 Park Avenue
Huntington, New York 11743
(631) 854-8200

Second Precinct
7700 Jericho Turnpike
Woodbury, New York 11797
(516) 573-6200


Third Precinct
1630 5th Avenue
Bay Shore, New York 11706
(631) 854-8300

Third Precinct
214 Hillside Avenue
Williston Park, New York 11596
(516) 573-6300


Fourth Precinct
345 Old Willets Path
Hauppauge, New York 11788
(631) 854-8400

Fourth Precinct
1699 Broadway
Hewlett, New York 11557
(516) 573-6400


Fifth Precinct
125 Waverly Avenue
Patchogue, New York 11772
(631) 854-8500

Fifth Precinct
1655 Dutch Broadway
Elmont, New York 11003
(516) 573-6500


Sixth Precinct
Middle Country Road
Coram, New York 11727
(631) 854-8600

Sixth Precinct
100 Community Drive
Manhasset, New York 11030
(516) 573-6600


Seventh Precinct
1419 William Floyd Parkway
Shirley, New York 11967
(631) 852-8700

Seventh Precinct
3636 Merrick Road
Seaford, New York 11783
(516) 573-6700


Eighth Precinct
286 Wantagh Avenue
Levittown, New York 11756
(516) 573-6800


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