Fingerprinting is required for everyone who works with children in New York City schools. It is also a requirement for New York State certification.

The Department of Education identifies any teacher working towards certification as a "student teacher." We encourage all students enrolled in a certification program to get fingerprinted as soon as possible. An increasing number of private schools are now requiring fingerprints.

If you have any plans at all to work with children, we encourage you to get fingerprinted; the sooner the better.

To complete your fingerprinting requirements, please use the following the directions if you are:

Have you already been fingerprinted with either the City Department of Education, or New York State D.O.E? The two agencies do not share a database. If you have been fingerprinted with one department, you will need to have them transferred to the other. Use the forms below to transfer your fingerprints