Fingerprinting is required of all individuals who have regular, unsupervised access to children, including those seeking certificates, and those employed in a certified or classified position.
NWESD provides fingerprinting services using digital technology. This creates high-quality prints that are transmitted directly to the Washington State Patrol. After additional review by the FBI, fingerprint records are held by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in Olympia.
To be fingerprinted at NWESD, you will need:
- Picture ID (driver's license, passport, etc.)
- Appropriate payment as outlined below
- Expect the process to take approximately 45-60 minutes
Fingerprinting is available by appointment, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Appointments should be scheduled in advance by calling (360) 299-4043. If accompanied by children, arrangements should be made for someone to supervise them during the appointment.
|Washington State Patrol processing fee||$43.50|
|NWESD fingerprint fee||$25.00|
Payment may be made in the form of cash (exact change only), cashier’s check, credit card (Visa or MasterCard only), or money order payable to NWESD (no personal checks).