In compliance with state and federal mandate, Provo City School District requires all employees as well as all volunteers over the age of 18 to be fingerprinted and have a cleared background check. Fingerprinting is done electronically and sent to Bureau of Criminal Identification for review.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Fingerprinting:
Where do I go to get fingerprinted? Fingerprinting is done at the Provo City School District Office which is located at 280 West 940 North, Provo, UT.
When can I get fingerprinted? Fingerprinting services are Tuesday and Thursday only by appointment. (From 1 pm-4 pm)
Do I need to pay for fingerprinting? Everyone, except Provo City School District teachers who are re-certifying, is required to pay for fingerprinting and background check.
What is the cost of fingerprinting? The total cost for fingerprinting and a background check is $40 which is the cost charged to Provo City School District for the background check. All Provo City School District employees and volunteers are required to pay the full $40. Employees of outside entities only are required to pay the $20 fingerprinting fee. The background check charge is covered by their employer.
How can I pay for fingerprinting? You may only use credit or debit card to pay for the fingerprinting/background check fee. If you are a Provo City School District employee, you are able to have the cost come out of your paycheck as a payroll deduction.
What do I need to bring to be fingerprinted? You need to bring only your ID and payment. If you have a company form or state certification form, you will need to bring that with you as well.
Do I have to be associated with Provo School District to be fingerprinted? As a service, Provo City School District provides the opportunity for employees of other agencies to be fingerprinted at our location. These employees are only required to pay the $20 fingerprinting fee as the background check charge is covered by their agency. They are required to bring ID and the background check form required by their employer. The results will be sent to the requesting agency.
How long does it take? The actual fingerprinting procedure takes no longer than 10 minutes.
How often do I need to be fingerprinted? All certified employees must be fingerprinted every 5 years. All classified employees must be fingerprinted every 6 years.
When do you get the results? The results of the background check take approximately 2 weeks to be made available. Provo City School District employees and volunteers will only be contacted if there is an issue with the results or the fingerprints. The results of non-Provo City School District employees will be sent directly to the requesting agency.
What happens if my background comes back with an issue? Your supervisor/principal will be notified, the background check will be reviewed and you may need to meet with the HR Director.