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 30-40 minutes
Fingerprinting is available by appointment, Monday – Friday, excluding holidays, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Appointments should be made in advance. Our new online scheduling is quick and easy!
If accompanied by children, arrangements should be made for someone to supervise them during the appointment.
Washington State Patrol processing fee – $43.00 (increasing to $44.25, effective 1/1/2019)
The NWESD fingerprint fee – $34.00 (decreasing to $32.75, effective 1/1/2019)
Total Fee – $77.00
Acceptable forms of payments:
- Visa or MasterCard
- Cash – exact change only
- Cashier’s Check
- Money Order payable to the NWESD
- NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED