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 EdAdvance’s Litchfield office at 860.567.0863 to schedule your fingerprint appointment at our Litchfield location. To schedule your fingerprint appointment at our Danbury office location please call our Danbury office at 203.791.1904.  Both offices are open Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

What does a local district need to do to have a new hire or volunteer 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' tri-fold flyer, i.e., District StaffSubstitute TeacherVolunteer, and the Frequently Asked Questions document to each applicant to be fingerprinted. Directions to our Litchfield office and Danbury office with phone numbers are printed on the flyer.
  • Provide the applicant with a copy of the FBI Approved Connecticut Statutes form with the appropriate box "checked off".
  • If a school district chooses to pay for EdAdvance’s discounted processing fee of $16.00, please complete and sign one of the fingerprint requisition forms and give to the applicant:  Fingerprint Requisition Form for District Staff Employee or Fingerprint Requisition Form for School District Volunteer.
  • What your district staff employee or volunteer will need to bring the day of fingerprint:
    • A completed Fingerprint Requisition Form located on the tri-fold flyer.
    • A copy of the FBI Approved Connecticut Statutes form with the appropriate box "checked off" by their school district's personnel.
    • Information regarding their social security number, a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license or a passport, date, and place of birth.
    • If the school district decides to pay for EdAdvance’s discounted processing fee of $16.00, a district staff employee needs to bring a certified bank check or money order in the amount of $12.00 (Federal fee) payable to EdAdvance (NOTE:  Cash, Credit Card, Debit Card, or Personal Checks will NOT be accepted).
    • If the school district decides to pay for EdAdvance’s discounted processing fee of $16.00, a school district volunteer needs to bring a certified bank check or money order in the amount of $60.75 ($50 State fee + $10.75 Federal volunteer fee) payable to EdAdvance. (NOTE:  Cash, Credit Card, Debit Card, or Personal Checks will NOT be accepted).

What does an applicant need to do to be fingerprinted?

  • The applicant can call EdAdvance's Litchfield office 860.567.0863 or Danbury office 203.791.1904 to make a fingerprint appointment. Both offices are open Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 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.
  • You must bring a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license or a passport, know your social security number, & date and place of birth.
  • If you are a district staff employee please bring a certified bank check or money order payable to EdAdvance in the amount of $36.00 ($12.00 Federal fee + $24.00 EdAdvance's processing fee).  NOTE: Personal checks, cash, debit cards or credit cards will NOT be accepted as payment.
  • If you are a volunteer in a school district please bring a certified bank check or money order payable to EdAdvance in the amount of $84.75 ($50 State fee + $10.75 Federal volunteer fee + $24 EdAdvance's processing fee).  NOTE: Personal checks, cash, debit cards or credit cards will NOT be accepted as payment.
  • You must bring a copy of the FBI Approved Connecticut Statutes form with the appropriate box "checked off" by their school district's personnel.  Your school district can provide you with this form.
  • If your school district chooses to pay for EdAdvance’s discounted processing fee of $16.00, you must bring the day of fingerprint the appropriate Fingerprint Requisition Form completed and signed by your school district's personnel.
    • If you are hired as a district staff employee, you must bring a certified bank check or money order in the amount of $12.00 (Federal fee) payable to EdAdvance and the completed fingerprint requisition form. (NOTE:  Cash, Credit Card, Debit Card, or Personal Checks will NOT be accepted).
    • If you are a school district volunteer, you must bring a certified bank check or money order in the amount of $60.75 ($50 State fee + $10.75 Federal volunteer fee) payable to EdAdvance and the completed fingerprint requisition form. (NOTE:  Cash, Credit Card, Debit Card, or Personal Checks will NOT be accepted).
  • Directions to our Litchfield and Danbury offices with phone numbers 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 Connecticut 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 school districts of the date their employees and volunteers were fingerprinted.
  • Inform the hiring school districts, the school district staff and volunteers, in writing, of their results pertaining to a criminal record.