As of February 1, 2008, the Teacher Certification Office offers electronic fingerprinting services.
To Schedule an Appointment for Fingerprinting:
Please call CWU's Teacher Certification Office at (509) 963-2661 and ask to make an appointment.
The fingerprinting process will take approximately 15-20 minutes. Please schedule it when you have the appropriate time to do it. Please do not bring children with you.
Prior to Your Appointment for Fingerprinting:
Each individual who needs fingerprinting must complete the Individual Information Form for Electronic Fingerprinting prior to the fingerprinting appointment. If you do not have the form completed prior to your appointment, please come in ten (10) minutes prior to your appiontment to allow time to complete it.
You will need to have government issued form of identification with you (i.e., driver's license, military id or passport) and present it at the time of your appointment. CWU Connection Card is not acceptable as government issued form of identification.
The information on the form will be entered into the electronic system to initiate the fingerprinting process. Failure to fill out or complete the form will result in no prints being taken.
There are fees associated with the fingerprint process. Your CWU student account may be charged the $68.50 fingerprinting fee (must present your CWU ID card before your account can be charged) or you may pay by check for the exact amount. If you do not have a CWU student account, the CWU Certification Office can only accept a check for the exact amount of the fingerprinting fee.
PLEASE NOTE: Non-traditional candidates and/or candidates who have had specific past careers/hobbies may experience difficulty with fingerprint clearance. You may be asked to return to have your fingers scanned one or more times if the CWU Certification Office is not able to process your prints the first time. Please allow enough time for clearance should this be the case.
The total fee for electronic fingerprinting services for certification candidates is $68.50.
You may check with the Teacher Certification Office to see if your prints have cleared. Please call 509-963-2661.