Fingerprint Consortium

The Fresno County Office of Education (“FCOE”) operates a Fingerprinting Consortium providing services to over 30 agencies within Fresno County including school districts, charter schools and public entities. Our staff is certified by the California Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide fingerprinting live scan services. We assist employers in obtaining employment clearance.

The California Department of Justice provides an automated service for criminal history background checks. All fingerprint records are digitally scanned and electronically transmitted to DOJ. Normal processing time takes two to three days however some requests may be delayed. California law prohibits confidential criminal history information to be shared between agencies. Therefore, applicants may be required to re-fingerprint.

Our live scan services enable school employers and state regulatory agencies, such as the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), to obtain legally required criminal record summary for persons seeking appointment to school positions, volunteer assignments or applying for teaching credentials.

State of California Department of Justice Frequently Asked Questions

Live Scan Appointments

FCOE Fingerprinting services are available by appointment ONLY Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., excluding holidays. When scheduling your appointment please ask about applicable fees and method of payment.

  • School District Applicants: Districts participating in the FCOE Fingerprinting Consortium will schedule their prospective employees and volunteers for live scan appointments using an internal electronic appointment system.
  • Credential Applicants: Credential applicants including those seeking a substitute teaching credential, license or permit issued by the CCTC will schedule a live scan appointment with Credentials at (559) 265-3005.

Required Documentation

The following items are required at the time of appointment:

  • Request for Live Scan Service Form (Provided by employer or Credentials)
  • Valid Photo Identification (Driver License, Identification Card, Passport)

Contact Information

Michelle Horsford
Human Resources Assistant
(559) 497-3736