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About Fingerprinting

FINGERPRINTING SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR COVID-19
Applicants:
  • If you are feeling sick in any way, please stay home. You can cancel and or reschedule your appointment by calling 203-365-8925 or emailing fingerprinting@cestrumbull.org 
  • You must wear a mask or other face-covering (not provided)
  • No more than two people, including the Fingerprint Specialist, will be allowed in the fingerprinting office, so we ask that you please come alone. Any guests accompanying you, including children, must wait outside of the building and also wear a face-covering.
  • Upon arrival you must call 203-365-8925 to check in and wait in your vehicle until you are called in for your appointment.
  • You must have your valid government issued ID as well as the C.E.S. Fingerprinting Service fee of $41.75 by way of Certified Bank Check or Money Order (No Cash or Personal Checks) 
  • The Fingerprint Specialist will escort you to the fingerprinting office when ready.
  • After you have been fingerprinted and payment has been processed, you will receive an electronic receipt of payment.
  • The LiveScan fingerprinting device will be cleaned and disinfected before and after every use.
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE SUBMITTING A REQUEST FOR A FINGERPRINTING APPOINTMENT
In Connecticut, all newly hired employees of school districts must be fingerprinted for state and national criminal history records checks within (90) ninety days from the date such worker begins to perform such service. No candidate shall be fingerprinted without a Pre-Enrollment Transaction number.  Your use of Pre-Enrollment implies that you acknowledge that you are submitting a pre-enrollment request for a fingerprint-based criminal history check and that you are an authorized recipient of said information within the State of CT. 
 
What to bring to your Fingerprint appointment
  • A face mask.
  • A valid government-issued photo ID (i.e. driver's license, passport, etc.).
  • Payment: A certified bank check or money order in the amount of $41.75 made payable to CES. (No personal checks or cash accepted).
  • Applicant Tracking Number
What is the cost for Fingerprinting?
The cost for fingerprinting varies:
(For questions on State and Federal Fees, please contact the State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. 
 
UP TO $13.25 
    Student Teachers or students enrolled in teaching placement programs. Please bring your
    Student Teacher Enrollment Confirmation Form to your fingerprint appointment.*

   *NOTE TO ALL STUDENT TEACHERS ONLY*
   Beginning December 1, 2019 all CT State and administrative processing fees ONLY will be
   waived for student teachers. The $13.25 Federal fee for PAID Student Teachers and the $11.25 Federal fee for UNPAID student teachers still applies.  All student teachers must
   complete the form listed below and hand it in to their employer going forward. This form is
   necessary to implement the student teacher waiver and/or refund and should be submitted
   by the employer to the SPBI. All student teachers must be submitted under NCPA/VCA or
   NCPA/VCA Volunteer only. The waiver will not be extended to student teachers who are
   fingerprinted under the AWA. The waiver form will be required for state and federal auditing
   purposes.
 

STUDENT TEACHER WAIVER FORM

 

 

UP TO $130.00
 
   State Only: 
   CES AGENCY FEE: $41.75 + FEDERAL FEE: $13.25 = $56.25 TOTAL 
   Individuals who are employed by a local or regional board of education (BOE). This
   includes substitute teachers and school nurses or nurse practitioners who are hired by the
   BOE.
 
  RESC Employees:  
   CES AGENCY FEE: $41.75 + STATE FEE + $75.00 FEDERAL FEE: $13.25 = $130.00 TOTAL 
   Individuals in a paid position that may have unsupervised access to or provide treatment,
   education, training instruction, supervision, or recreation to children, the elderly, or the
   disabled and are not required or cannot be fingerprinted under a state law. 
 
   Volunteer or Unpaid Nonemployee: 
   CES AGENCY FEE: $41.75 + STATE FEE + $75.00 FEDERAL FEE: $11.25 = $128.00 TOTAL 
   Individuals in an unpaid position that may have unsupervised access to or provide treatment,
   education, training, instruction, supervision, or recreation to children, the elderly, or the
   disabled and are not required or cannot be fingerprinted under a state law. 
 
   SDE Approved Program: 
   UNPAID STUDENT TEACHER: FEDERAL FEE: $11.25 = $11.25 TOTAL 
   PAID STUDENT TEACHER: FEDERAL FEE: $13.25 = $13.25 TOTAL 
   Student teachers who are enrolled in a program that does not have a certification     
   endorsement code (U, G, or N) in the designated institution box are not required to be
   fingerprinted and do not qualify for the $75.00 state fee waiver. Schools can fingerprint
   student teachers in unapproved programs (at their discretion), but state law does not require
   the background check and the student teacher will pay the state fee. 
 
  SDE Unapproved Program: 
   UNPAID STUDENT TEACHER:
   CES AGENCY FEE: $41.75 + STATE FEE + $75.00 FEDERAL FEE: $11.25 = $130.00 TOTAL 
   PAID STUDENT TEACHER:
   CES AGENCY FEE: $41.75 + STATE FEE + $75.00 FEDERAL FEE: $11.25 = $130.00 TOTAL 
   Student teachers who are enrolled in a program that does not have a certification     
   endorsement code (U, G, or N) in the designated institution box are not required to be
   fingerprinted and do not qualify for the $75.00 state fee waiver. Schools can fingerprint
   student teachers in unapproved programs (at their discretion), but state law does not require
   the background check and the student teacher will pay the state fee. 
 
 

 

PLEASE NOTE:


What you will receive after Fingerprinting
An electronic receipt of payment for our C.E.S. Service fee of $41.75

Scheduling an Appointment
 
  • Fingerprinting is done by appointment only. The name of the person on the schedule must be the person present for the appointment.
     
  • No applicant is allowed in the building without a scheduled appointment and fingerprinting application process completed. 
     
  • Click the link below to schedule an appointment then, immediately after, check the email you provided for the Fingerprinting Pre-Enrollment link. You will need the appropriate Service Code provided to you by your employer.  Once the Pre-Enrollment is complete, you will receive an Applicant Tracking Number via email. Please bring the Transaction number and barcode with you the day of your appointment. Without the Applicant Tracking Number and barcode you cannot be fingerprinted.  
  • Our Fingerprinting Services location is: CES Central Offices, 40 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull, CT 06611 map 
     
  • For customer support, please call 203-365-8925 or email fingerprinting@cestrumbull.org 
     
  • Fingerprinting appointments are scheduled: Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m and can take up to 20 minutes.
     
  • Emergency closings, cancellations and inclement weather, please call 203-365-8848 and listen to a recorded message.
 
 
 
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