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Procedures for State Education Department Purposes Only

Effective August 3, 2015, the New York State Education Department (“NYSED”) joined the Statewide Vendor Managed Fingerprint System operated by MorphoTrust/IDEMIA in conjunction with the Division of Criminal Justice Services (“DCJS”) for fingerprinting services. Fingerprint applicants must contact MorphoTrust/IDEMIA to get information about filing a fingerprint application, paying the fee, and getting fingerprinted.

You must use one of the URLs below or call MorphoTrust/IDEMIA to schedule your fingerprinting appointment.

Enter the appropriate service code from this table:








  1. To get fingerprinted for State Education Department purposes, click on the appropriate URL from this table below:
  2. You may call MorphoTrust/IDEMIA at: 877-472-6915 to schedule an appointment.

The fingerprint application fee as of May 1, 2024 is:
Total Fee $102.50.





*Attention prospective New York City DOE Employees: DO NOT USE THE ABOVE LINKS IF YOU NEED TO GET FINGERPRINTED FOR NEW YORK CITY DOE EMPLOYMENT - THESE LINKS ARE NOT FOR NYC DOE. The above URLs are for STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT fingerprinting purposes only. If you have questions about how to get fingerprinted for New York City DOE employment, please contact New York City DOE.


The breakdown of the fee is as follows:












If you have any questions, please contact the NYSED Fingerprint Helpdesk at: or call (518) 473-2998.

Privacy Act Statement

Authority: The FBI’s acquisition, preservation, and exchange of fingerprints and associated information is generally authorized under 28 U.S.C. 534. Depending on the nature of your application, supplemental authorities include Federal statutes, State statutes pursuant to Pub. L. 92-544, Presidential Executive Orders, and federal regulations. Providing your fingerprints and associated information is voluntary; however, failure to do so may affect completion or approval of your application.

Principal Purpose: Certain determinations, such as employment, licensing, and security clearances, may be predicated on fingerprint-based background checks. Your fingerprints and associated information/biometrics may be provided to the employing, investigating, or otherwise responsible agency, and/or the FBI for the purpose of comparing your fingerprints to other fingerprints in the FBI’s Next Generation Identification (NGI) system or its successor systems (including civil, criminal, and latent fingerprint repositories) or other available records of the employing, investigating, or otherwise responsible agency. The FBI may retain your fingerprints and associated information/biometrics in NGI after the completion of this application and, while retained, your fingerprints may continue to be compared against other fingerprints submitted to or retained by NGI.

Routine Uses: During the processing of this application and for as long thereafter as your fingerprints and associated information/biometrics are retained in NGI, your information may be disclosed pursuant to your consent, and may be disclosed without your consent as permitted by the Privacy Act of 1974 and all applicable Routine Uses as may be published at any time in the Federal Register, including the Routine Uses for the NGI system and the FBI’s Blanket Routine Uses. Routine uses include, but are not limited to, disclosures to: employing, governmental or authorized non-governmental agencies responsible for employment, contracting, licensing, security clearances, and other suitability determinations; local, state, tribal, or federal law enforcement agencies; criminal justice agencies; and agencies responsible for national security or public safety.

Application Notification and Record Challenge

Your fingerprints will be used to check the criminal history records of the FBI.  You have the opportunity to complete or challenge the accuracy of the information contained in the FBI identification record.  The procedure for obtaining a change, correction, or updating an FBI identification record are set forth in Title 18, CFR, 16.34.  You can find additional information on the FBI website at


This section last updated: 07/13/2022