Please note: Effective immediately, the fingerprint background check fee will be $43.
- You may complete the electronic live scan fingerprint process in
person at one of the nine educational service districts (ESD). Please
contact the ESD of your choice for information regarding the submission of
your fingerprints through the live scan process and any additional
processing fees they may charge and method of payment accepted. The
fingerprint background check fee is $43, plus the ESD’s processing fees.
- If you are fingerprinted by an agency other than an ESD office, you must
mail the completed fingerprint card and money order, cashier’s check, or
personal/business check made payable to the Office of Superintendent of
Public Instruction (OSPI) in the amount of $43 to:
Attention: Fiscal Office
P.O. Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
Note: OSPI does not accept cash, credit or debit cards.
- You may have your fingerprints processed manually by the WSP Criminal
Records Division located at 3000 Pacific Avenue, Olympia, WA 98504; but you
must first pay the background check processing fee to OSPI and obtain an
Electronic Applicant Submission form. Having your fingerprints processed
manually ensures the WSP will not reject your fingerprints due to poor print
quality. The cost for processing fingerprints manually is $61, plus the
WSP’s processing fees.
- You may have your fingerprints processed electronically at an approved
law enforcement agency that is able to transmit live scan fingerprints
directly to the WSP. If you choose to do this, you must request a Request
for Electronic Applicant Submission form from OSPI or an ESD. Complete the
form, enclose the $43 fee, and return the form to OSPI or the ESD.
OSPI/ESD will process the form and return it to you by mail. Bring the
processed form to a law enforcement agency and complete the fingerprint
- Individuals should contact the agency providing the fingerprinting
service to inquire about any additional fees they may charge.
- The Washington State Patrol no longer collects fees for
education-related job and certification fingerprint record checks.