Fingerprinting Service


Fingerprinting By Appointment Only
Call 724-463-5300 to schedule an appointment.

Applicant Registration Procedures

Online Registration:
Phone Registration: 1-888-439-2486

Applicant Cost / Payment

  1. PA Department of Education: $28.75 (Automatically includes an unofficial informational copy.)
  2. PA Department of Welfare: $27.50
  3. PA Department of Banking: $27.50
  4. PA Department of Transportation - Contact the PA Department of Transportation for current applicant cost.

Payment Types: Credit Card, Debit Card, Money Order, Cashiers Check and/or Agency Pay (requires Agency Billing Agreement)

Required Applicant Documents

Primary Documents
Valid PA Drivers License or PA State ID Card
Secondary Documents
Official Birth Certificate, Military ID Card, US Passport, Social Security Card, Federal ID Card
Supporting Documents
Utility Bill, Voter Registration Card, Vehicle Registration/Title Paycheck Stub with name and address, Bank Account Statement

Applicant Data Security

Data is encrypted and traveling over a secured network that is regulated by the State and Federal government standards for this type of data communication.

ACT 114 Clearance Certification

PA Department of Education: The Applicant FBI background clearance check record is normally available within 48 hours of fingerprint submission to school districts and non public schools. Applicants/Contractors must provide the school entity the PA Identification number provided by Cogent Systems at the completion of registration or at the fingerprinting site to have their record reviewed by the school entity. The official record is obtained by the school district for all employees and contractors. If the district hires the employee or certifies a contractor record they are not permitted to copy that official record for the applicant or contractor. The unofficial copy is sent to the Applicant/Contractor for informational purposes. The official record is valid for one year.

PA Department of Public Welfare: The applicant should receive the official FBI background clearance check record in the mail approximately 2-4 weeks after the completion of the fingerprinting.

Central Office

9:00am - 4:00pm
Monday through Friday
(closed holidays)

9:00am - 3:00pm
(summer hours)

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Location: Robertshaw Building

Future Dates To Be Announced

Call IUP Education Department to Schedule