REQUIRED FINGERPRINTING AND BACKGROUND CHECK GUIDE

 

WHY

In California, fingerprinting and background checks are mandatory requirements for new teachers and must be completed in the state of California. If you are out-of-state, we will provide fingerprinting opportunities when you are in Los Angeles for Induction.

The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), Institute sites, and hiring partners need to ensure that all teachers have obtained and passed a FBI and Department of Justice clearance. In fact, it is illegal for any new teacher to receive a teaching credential or teach on a school campus without clearances.

 

What

Below is an outline of what fingerprints are needed for both the CCTC and your employer, as well as the purpose, timeline and cost for each. You will also fingerprint for AmeriCorps, but it is a separate process (that is free for you!).

Check out the Instructions Page for detailed instruction for completing each set of fingerprints and the FAQ Page to avoid common hurdles!