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Fingerprinting for Field Experience (Student Teachers) - Approved Vendor Selection
If you are currently enrolled in a Colorado traditional preparation program* and will be completing field experience or student teaching you may submit fingerprints for the purpose of obtaining a fingerprint-based criminal history check, pursuant to 22-2-119.3 C.R.S. Your educator preparation program and/or the school district/BOCES that will be placing you will review your background information.
CDE does not conduct a background check investigation and is only a pass-through of criminal history information to your educator preparation program and/or the school district/BOCES placing you. CDE will only conduct a background check when you qualify for licensure and submit a qualifying application and fee.
* Colorado alternative preparation program students and candidates completing programs outside Colorado cannot submit fingerprints under this statute. You will need to submit fingerprints under the Educator Licensing Act (CDE licensure icon above) once you qualify for licensure.
Step 1: Before You Select a Fingerprint Vendor
Step 2: Have you registered an account in eLicensing?
You now are ready to schedule an appointment with one of the fingerprint vendors below:
Colorado Locations: Yes
Nationwide Locations: Yes
Mobile Fingerprinting: Yes, for groups of 30 or more people. Contact the vendor for details.
Service Code/Unique ID: 25YQZV - Clicking the link above will automatically initiate the process to schedule your fingerprint appointment at an IdentoGO enrollment center.
Mail-in Card Conversion Service: Yes. Click here and then click on the link titled "Submit a Fingerprint Card by Mail."
Payment Process: Pay at your service appointment, no payment is necessary when you pre-enroll. If you need to cancel your appointment, open the email that you received at the time you booked the appointment, click on the link to check your status and then click the "Cancel Appointment" link.
Colorado Locations: Yes
Nationwide Locations: No
Mobile Fingerprinting: Unknown, contact vendor.
Service Code/Unique ID: 6188EPPI
Mail-in Card Conversion Service: Unknown, contact vendor.
Payment Process: Payment is due at time of pre-enrollment. Contact the vendor if you need to cancel your appointment and for their refund policy.
*Colorado Fingerprinting is a private company and is not a state agency.
Step 3: Don't forget to complete the online form!
Once you've had your fingerprints taken by one of the vendors above, return here to complete the online form.
Per state statute, no vendors other than those listed above are authorized to take fingerprints for CDE's purposes. Colorado law requires that prints be taken by law enforcement or by a vendor approved by CBI. Using another vendor may be costly and will require you to submit a new set of prints taken by one of the CBI-approved vendors listed above.
Attention School District Personnel: If a student teacher has been printed under this statute (CRS 22-62-103.5), you are required to accept the fingerprint based history from the Colorado Department of Education.
22-62-103.5. Criminal history record checks - definition
For a full list of fingerprint reasons, statutes and vendors click here to visit CBI's website and scroll down the list for details.
For questions, submit a Licensing Support Request form or call 720-739-3304 (7:30 am - 12:30 pm, Monday through Friday).