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    1. All employees are required to have a fingerprinting/background check before beginning any assignment with the district.  Fingerprints are scheduled at the district office and costs $43.00, by check, money order, or cashier's check.
    2. To schedule an appointment:  Fingerprint Appointment Scheduler 

      Note:  Seattle School District does not accept cash, credit, or debit cards.

    3. If you are unable to schedule an appointment with the school district office before your assignment begins, you may complete the electronic live scan fingerprint process in person at one of the nine educational service districts (ESD). Please contact the ESD of your choice for information regarding the submission of your fingerprints through the live scan process and any additional processing fees they may charge and method of payment accepted. The fingerprint background check fee is $43.00, plus the ESD’s processing fees.

    4. If you are fingerprinted by an agency other than an ESD office, you must mail the completed fingerprint card and money order, cashier’s check, or personal/business check made payable to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in the amount of $43.00 to:

      Attention: Fiscal Office
      P.O. Box 47200
      Olympia, WA 98504-7200

      Note: OSPI does not accept cash, credit or debit cards.

    5. If you do not have your fingerprinting/background check at the district office, before starting your assignment, you must provide proof of fingerprinting to the district Human Resources office at:  John Stanford Center, 2445 3rd Av S, Seattle, WA 98134, 3rd Floor.

    6. You may have your fingerprints processed manually by the WSP Criminal Records Division located at 3000 Pacific Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504; but you must first pay the background check processing fee to OSPI and obtain an Electronic Applicant Submission form. Having your fingerprints processed manually ensures the WSP will not reject your fingerprints due to poor print quality. The cost for processing fingerprints manually is $61.00, plus the WSP’s processing fees.

    7. You may have your fingerprints processed electronically at an approved law enforcement agency that is able to transmit live scan fingerprints directly to the WSP. If you choose to do this, you must request a Request for Electronic Applicant Submission form from OSPI or an ESD. Complete the form, enclose the $43 fee, and return the form to OSPI or the ESD. OSPI/ESD will process the form and return it to you by mail. Bring the processed form to a law enforcement agency and complete the fingerprint scan. 

    Important reminders:

    • Individuals should contact the agency providing the fingerprinting service to inquire about any additional fees they may charge.
    • The Washington State Patrol no longer collects fees for education-related job and certification fingerprint record checks.