Fingerprinting will be closed Monday, May 27, 2013 in observance of Memorial Day.
Please be advised...Our peak season for fingerprinting clients is June thru September. If you come in during these months, you may experience longer wait times. If you arrive late in the afternoon, generally after 3 pm and there are individuals ahead of you, we may not be able to get your process completed and will ask you to return another day. We apologize for any inconvenience and suggest you contact our main number at (360) 464-6700 to check on any extended wait times or unexpected department closings. Thank You.
Digital Fingerprint Background Checks
ESD 113 provides fingerprinting services using Live-scan Digital Technology. This creates high-quality scans of your fingerprints that are transmitted electronically to the Washington State Patrol and FBI for review. Fingerprints taken with Live-scan are generally cleared within just 1 to 2 weeks. The results of the WSP and FBI background check are forwarded to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in Olympia and stored in their Educational Data System. Only School Districts in WA state, WA state College / University Teacher Preparation Programs, Certification Officers & OSPI are able to access the background check results.
We are unable to print for any reason other than for education in the State of Washington. Examples of those we print:
· WA State Certification Applicants
· Students enrolled in a College/University Teacher Preparation Programs
· Classified School District Employees
· Certificated School District Employees
Please Note: Fingerprinting is required of individuals who have regular, unsupervised access to children, including those seeking certificates and those seeking certified or classified employment. For more information on Washington State fingerprinting requirements, please visit:
Hours of Operation:
8 am to 4 pm, Monday—Friday.
ESD 113 does fingerprinting on a walk-in basis. No appointments or reservations are taken. The fingerprinting process takes approximately 15—20 minutes per person. Wait times vary based on demand.
Early morning is the best time to come in, allowing plenty of time for wait times and to complete the fingerprinting process. If you arrive late in the afternoon, generally after 3 pm, and there are individuals ahead of you, we may not be able to get your process completed and will ask you to return another day. We take the last customer in at 3:45 pm. Our office must complete required closing procedures and are unable to print individuals who can not be finished by 4:00 pm.
Valid Photo ID:
A valid photo ID is required (driver’s license, military ID, passport, etc.)
WSP / FBI Background Check Fee: $43.50
ESD 113 Processing Fee: $25.00
Total Fee: $68.50
Please be prepared to pay the required fees at the time of fingerprinting. We accept cash or credit/debit (Visa/MC ONLY). We do not accept personal/business/cashiers checks or money orders. If you are using someone else’s debit/credit card for payment, the cardholder must be present and able to also provide his/her own photo ID in order for the payment to be processed.
If your district/company is paying for your fingerprinting, the following procedure applies: You MUST have a copy of the Purchase Order (PO)/payment authorization with you and your name MUST be listed on it, along with the correct fee of $68.50. If your name is not on the PO/payment authorization, or your name is handwritten on the PO, it will not be accepted, and we will be unable to fingerprint you. ESD 113 will no longer accept business cards or any other non-official payment documentation. If a PO is questionable or needs to be verified, we will do what we can to contact the issuing authority. However, we will not print until verification is done._________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Fingerprint Quality / Rejected Prints:
Live-scan is a great option for fingerprinting individuals with good quality fingerprints. However, if you have worn/fine ridge detail you will benefit by having your fingerprints taken with black printer’s ink using the ink-and-roll method. Should we be unable to obtain quality fingerprints from an individual we will send them to the WSP to be printed there. The cost for processing fingerprints manually is $53.50 (collected by the ESD), plus the WSP’s $13.00 processing fee (collected by WSP). A form is generated by the ESD and sent with the individual (this gives the WSP the information they need and lets them know that the appropriate fee has been charged).
Please be aware, ESD 113 staff strives for quality control in your fingerprinting process, however we cannot guarantee that your prints will not be rejected due to circumstances beyond the technicians control. NO refunds will be granted.
If you have additional questions, you may contact our Fingerprinting Department at 360-464-6709 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.