Fingerprint clearance is a requirement for New York State certification as well as for supervised fieldwork within a New York City public school placement. Additionally, an increasing number of private schools are now requiring fingerprints. We encourage all students enrolled in a certification program to be cleared for fingerprints as soon as possible in order to work with children in the NYC Department of Education.Please Note: The New York City Department of Education has recently made significant changes to their fingerprinting process. We are working with the DOE to understand how these changes in practice may affect our students. Please check this space again in the near future for further updates.