Fingerprinting Process from Start to Finish

All fingerprinting required by the Education Department for certification or employment in schools must be scheduled with MorphoTrust at:

    1. Go to:
    2. Scroll down to “Schedule a New Appointment” where you will be able to select a location and make an appointment for fingerprinting.
    3. When asked to provide the ORI Number required for the process, enter the word TEACH (this is to ensure that your fingerprint results get sent to the Education Department).


ORI Number:


(for Teachers, Teacher's Assistants, and Coaches.)
(for all other employees) 


You may also call MorphoTrust at: 877-472-6915 to schedule an appointment.

  1. Be sure to follow all instructions and make payment as necessary. 
  2. Log onto TEACH to view information about the status of your fingerprint application and any clearance requests on file with NYSED.
  3. If you have any questions, please contact OSPRA at: or call (518) 473-2998.
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