Fingerprinting Services

In Connecticut, all newly hired employees of school districts must be fingerprinted for a criminal history check. No candidate for fingerprinting can be fingerprinted without a signed referral form from a Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) approved BOE, Charter, or Private School.

Fingerprint applicants must bring:

  • A valid government-issued photo ID (i.e. driver's license, passport, etc.).
  • CHRI Requisition Form and VECHS/NCPA Waiver provided to you and filled out by the requesting         CHRI approved BOE, Charter, or Private School.
  • A Verification of Employment/Placement letter on district letterhead including position and start          date.
  • A certified bank check or money order made payable to C.E.S. (No personal checks or cash)

Fingerprint Fees:

$55 if you meet the following:

  • Hired/Employed by a Board of Education
  • Non-paid, non-certified position in an education certification program and will be performing a             service involving direct student contact within 30 days
  • Substitute teacher
  • School nurse or nurse practitioner


$105 if you meet the following:

$130 Effective December 1st, 2017 based on an increase by the State Police Department

  • Volunteer who will have direct student contact within 30 days
  • An unpaid or paid intern
  • Hired by a private, diocese, or charter school
  • Contractor hired by a Board of Education

Under the State of Connecticut FBI CJIS Security Policy, any and all CHRI (Criminal History Record Information) cannot be re-used for subsequent unrelated needs by the original requestor/recipient, and cannot be disseminated to another recipient for subsequent unrelated re-use, future anticipated uses, regardless of whether or not the needs are formally related and outside of a state's jurisdiction. 

For a list of all other State of Connecticut FBI CJIS Security policies pertinent to CHRI (Criminal History Record Information), visit 

Fingerprinting is done at C.E.S., located at 40 Lindeman Drive in Trumbull, CT, Second FloorTo schedule a fingerprinting appointment, please fill out the form below. Appointments are available on Wednesdays from 8:30 – 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 – 3:45 p.m and can take up to 20 minutes. For customer support, call 203-365-8936 or email The next available date will be in bold black numbers.

In the case of inclement weather, please call 203-365-8848. You will receive an automated message regarding rescheduling your fingerprinting appointment.

Cooperative Educational Services
40 Lindeman Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611

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