Fingerprint Records Procedure, Fees and Payment
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Fingerprint Records Procedure, Fees and Payment

Please note: Effective immediately, the fingerprint background check fee will be $43.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. You may have your fingerprints processed manually by the WSP Criminal Records Division located at 106 11th Ave SW, Suite 1335, 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.

  4. 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 scan. 

Important reminders:

  • Individuals should contact the agency providing the fingerprinting service to inquire about any additional fees they may charge.


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   Updated 3/23/2018

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