New York State law requires applicants for certification and prospective employees of school districts, charter schools and BOCES to undergo a fingerprint supported criminal history background check conducted by the New York State Education Department’s Office of School Personnel Review and Accountability (OSPRA).

There is currently only one vendor that is licensed to capture fingerprints for civil purposes of New York State agencies. The name of the vendor is MorphoTrust. 

To schedule a fingerprint appointment, contact MorphoTrust by going to their website at  The code is:14ZGQT

Plan to get your fingerprinting well in advance of student teaching! We prefer that you get this done before beginning your Professional Year.