Overview of the Fingerprinting Process

Register for your fingerprinting appointment via website or call 866-349-8130.

Bring approved form of ID & registration confirmation to your appointment and have fingerprints taken.

The results from your criminal record checks are sent to MA DCJIS for review.

Results are returned to the district(s) identified by you during the registration process.

Schedule for Fingerprinting for Employees Hired Prior to September 2013

By now, all employees hired since September 2013 should either have a completed SAFIS background check or have a check in process. We’ve been holding off on starting the checks for pre-September 2013 employees to allow the backlog at many of the enrollment centers to clear. But we are ready to start. To avoid overloading the enrollment centers, pre-September 2013 employees will be checked according to a staggered schedule based on the first letter of the employee’s last name:

Fingerprinting Schedule

October 2014 through March 2015
April 2015 through April 2015
August 2015 through December 2016
January 2016 through May 2016

Fingerprinting Steps

Step OneGo to this website and click on Massachusetts
Step TwoClick on Online Scheduling or call 866-349-8130.  You may pay by credit card at the time of registration or by check or money order at the time of your appointment. The fee is $55 if you hold a DESE license and $35 for all others. You will enter Provider ID 03260000 for Westford Public Schools.
Step ThreeBring a copy of your registration confirmation to your scheduled appointment with approved form of ID.
Step FourGo to your scheduled appointment. Please retain the receipt from your appointment.