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Fingerprint Information

All educators in the state of Ohio must be fingerprinted before entering a classroom.
The SOESC provides fingerprinting services in our Hillsboro and Wilmington offices. 

~AN APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED ~ No Walk-Ins will be accepted.

To schedule an appointment, contact the location of your choice.  Fingerprinting will only be completed on the days noted.

Hillsboro office: 937-393-1904 ext. 3901  MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS ONLY

Wilmington office: 937-382-6921 ext. 1021  TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS ONLY

General Fingerprint Costs
BCI -- $33  //   FBI -- $35
Both BCI and FBI -- $60

SOESC Regular Employee Fingerprint Costs (not substitutes)
BCI -- $22  //   FBI -- $25.25
Both BCI and FBI -- $47.25

Please call our office for payment details.
A state-issued Photo ID or Driver's License is required.

Webcheck results may take up to two weeks or more to be mailed from the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation and/or FBI.

We cannot advise what type of transaction you need (BCI only, FBI only, or a combination of both BCI & FBI), so please know in advance what type of transaction you need and the exact address of the results to be mailed.

Each year we receive many phone calls regarding fingerprinting.
Currently, there are three reasons why an educator would need to be fingerprinted (BCI & FBI) in Ohio.  

  1. upon obtaining new employment with a school district.  For example, when a school district hires a new employee, they must fingerprint that educator, regardless of how long since the last fingerprint.
  2. to apply for a new license, ODE requires that fingerprints must be on file electronically within the last year. 
  3. if you are currently employed and not applying for a new license, you will only need to have your FBI fingerprints taken every five years, provided you have lived in Ohio for the past 5 years.  

Are you a certified teacher looking for full-time employment?  Click the link below for more information about education jobs in Ohio.