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CREC Central Office
111 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE SUBMITTING A REQUEST FOR A FINGERPRINTING APPOINTMENT
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. For customer support, please call (860) 524-4003 or email firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
This information is subject to change without notice.
(Revised: April 2018)