Effective July 1, 1994 Public Act 94-221 requires that all newly hired employees of school districts need to be fingerprinted for a criminal history check regardless of their position. 

EdAdvance is authorized by the State of Connecticut to provide Fingerprinting Services to anyone seeking employment within a school district in Connecticut. We are also authorized to fingerprint university/college students participating in an Educator Preparation Program under the supervision of a university/college. We will process and forward fingerprints and remittance to the proper state and federal authorities for a criminal history check. We will notify the school district in which they were hired or, if attending a university/college, we will notify the school district where they have been placed to student teach, that the individual has been fingerprinted. Once received, EdAdvance will inform the school district of the results of the criminal history check. 

Please call the EdAdvance’s Litchfield office at 860.567.0863 to schedule your fingerprint appointment at our Litchfield location or to schedule your fingerprint appointment at our Danbury office location please call our Danbury office  at 203.791.1904.

What does a local district need to do to have a new hire fingerprinted?

  • Ask applicant if they have already been fingerprinted. If yes, call EdAdvance to determine if the applicant will need to be re-fingerprinted for the new position for which they are applying. If no, proceed to the next step.

  • Provide a copy of the appropriate Fingerprinting Services flyer, i.e., District Staff or Substitute Teacher, and the Frequently Asked Questions document to each applicant to be fingerprinted. Directions to our Litchfield office and Danbury office are printed on the flyer.

  • If a school district chooses to pay for EdAdvance’s processing fee of $16.00, please complete and sign the fingerprint requisition form and give it to your employee to bring with them the day they are being fingerprinted. Your employee will be responsible for the balance of $12.00 by bringing a certified bank check or money order payable to EdAdvance.

What does an applicant need to do to be fingerprinted?

  • The applicant can call EdAdvance's Litchfield or Danbury office, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to make a fingerprint appointment.

  • On the day of your scheduled appointment, all applicants are asked to arrive five minutes early and check in with the receptionist. NOTE: Late arrivals are subject to rescheduling.

  • Please bring a government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or a passport. Come prepared with your Social Security Number and your date and place of birth.
  • Please bring a certified bank check or money order in the amount of $36.00 payable to EdAdvance. Please NOTE: Personal checks, cash, debit or credit cards will not be accepted as payment.
  • If your school district chooses to pay for EdAdvance’s processing fee of $16.00, please bring a completed fingerprint requisition form signed by the appropriate school personnel the day of fingerprinting.  You must also bring a certified bank check or money order payable to EdAdvance for the balance due of $12.00.

  • Directions to our Litchfield and Danbury offices are printed on the reverse side of each flyer.

What will EdAdvance do?

  • Provide you with written confirmation stating that you have been fingerprinted. 

  • Forward the fingerprints and proper remittance to the State Police Bureau of Identification for a local, state, and national criminal history background check.

  • Maintain your fingerprint information in a confidential registry for future reference.

  • Inform the hiring school district(s) and the applicant, in writing, of results pertaining to a criminal record.