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Gail Oliver
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fingerprinting@crec.org
(860) 524-4003

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111 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

About Fingerprinting

PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE SUBMITTING A REQUEST FOR A FINGERPRINTING APPOINTMENT

EFFECTIVE APRIL 15, 2018, THE COST FOR FINGERPRINTING SERVICES WILL INCREASE TO THE FEES LISTED BELOW

In Connecticut, all newly hired employees of school districts must be fingerprinted for state and national criminal history records checks within (30) thirty days from the date such worker begins to perform such service. No candidate shall be fingerprinted without a signed referral form from a Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) approved Board of Education (BOE), Charter, State, Endowed, Private School or Regional Education Service Center (RESC).

What to bring for your Fingerprinting appointment

  • A valid government-issued photo ID (i.e. driver's license, passport, etc.).
  • Completed Connecticut History Record Information (CHRI) form from your sending agency (BOE, Charter, State, Endowed, Private School or RESC).
  • Payment: Visa or MasterCard or certified bank cashier’s check or money order made payable to CREC. (No personal checks or cash accepted).

What is the Cost for Fingerprinting?

The cost for fingerprinting varies:

$50.00

Individuals hired/employed directly by a local or regional board of education (BOE). This includes substitute teachers and school nurses or nurse practitioners who are hired by the BOE

$125.00

Individuals employed by, under consideration for employment by, or in a paid or unpaid position in which he/she will work with or around children in the elementary or secondary school or agency; this includes student teachers, interns, nursing students, public assistance employment applicants, and contracted workers who are paid or NOT paid.

This also includes individuals in a paid or unpaid position that may have unsupervised access to or provide treatment, education, training instruction, supervision, or recreation to children, the elderly, or the disabled and are not required or cannot be fingerprinted under a state law.

$125.00

CREC newly hired employees.

PLEASE NOTE:

  1. If an individual presents CHRI forms for more than one local or regional board of education (BOE) or Charter, State, Endowed, Private School or RESC at the time of the appointment, in addition to the above fees, the applicant must pay the following:
    1. $12.75 per result for individuals hired/employed directly by a local or regional BOE.
    2. $87.00 per result for individuals employed by, under consideration for employment by, or in a paid or unpaid position in which he/she will work with or around children in the elementary or secondary school or agency; this includes student teachers, interns, nursing students, public assistance employment applicants, and contracted workers who are paid or NOT paid.
  2. The person whose name is on the Credit Card must be present to sign unless you are on the account as an authorized user. If you choose to use a Credit Card, there will be an additional 4.16% service charge for the total charged.

Scheduling an Appointment

Fingerprinting is done by appointment only. The name of the person on the schedule must be the person present for the appointment.

Our Fingerprinting Services location is: CREC Central Offices, 111 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106. map For customer support, please call (860) 524-4003 or email fingerprinting@crec.org.

Fingerprinting appointments are scheduled for:

  • Monday & Wednesday from 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Emergency closings and cancellations will be announced on our voicemail at (860) 524-4003.

► Click for a detailed list of RESCs with School Districts within their jurisdiction.

Schedule an appointment with CREC Fingerprinting Here

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I check to see if CREC Fingerprinting Services is open during inclement weather?

In the case of inclement weather, please call (860) 524-4003 to listen to an automated announcement regarding fingerprinting appointments.

I would like to apply to multiple schools. What is the process?

You will need to provide one completed Connecticut History Record Information (CHRI) form from each approved BOE, Charter, State, Endowed, Private School or RESC and payment for each school. CREC will perform the fingerprinting services and submit the prints to the Connecticut State Police for processing. The results are sent directly to each school by the Connecticut State Police.

I worked for a school district last year. I will be working in a new district this year. Do I need to be fingerprinted again?

Yes. You will need to provide the completed CHRI form from the new district and payment within 30 days of your employment date.

I worked for one week at a school district and will be working again this year in the same district. Do I need to be fingerprinted again?

No. By working at least one day in that school district, you are considered a continuous employee for that district. However, the district may choose to require you be fingerprinted again.

Who gets my results and when?

The results are sent directly to each school by the Connecticut State Police. As the results are sent by the Connecticut State Police, CREC cannot confirm the timeline for delivery of the results. It may take up to several months.

I am a student and must complete student teaching requirements within a district. What is the process for fingerprinting?

If your college/university has assigned you with placement in a district, you will need to get a Connecticut History Record Information (CHRI) form from the college/university and take it to the school district where you will student teach for them to complete prior to your fingerprinting appointment. If you have not yet received a placement for student teaching, you must contact your educational facility as you cannot be fingerprinted until such time as you are assigned a school district. This will allow you to take the CHRI form to the school district for completion and bring it with you to your fingerprinting appointment.

Can CREC share any Criminal History Record Information with others, with or without my authorization?

Under the State of Connecticut FBI CJIS Security Policy, any and all CHRI (Criminal History Record Information) cannot be re-used for subsequent unrelated needs by the original requestor/recipient, and cannot be disseminated to another recipient for subsequent unrelated re-use, future anticipated uses, regardless of whether or not the needs are formally related and outside of a state's jurisdiction.

Forms

Connecticut History Record Information (CHRI) Form

All applicants must present completed CHRI form signed by the school district representative requesting the criminal background check at the time of the appointment. A separate form is required for each school district for which you would like the results to be sent.

Download the Criminal History Requisition Form Here

NCPA/VCA and VECHS

Depending on what type of school/facility you are being fingerprinted for, you may also need to bring a completed National Child Protection Act/Volunteers for Children Act (NCPA/VCA) Waiver and Consent form or the Volunteer and Employment Criminal History System (VECHS) Waiver and Consent form. Please check with your school/facility with regards to this requirement.

Download the NCPA/VCA form Here

Download the VECHS form Here


This information is subject to change without notice.
(Revised: April 2018)

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