Fingerprinting & Background Checks

Who Must be Fingerprinted
  • Anyone who works for a SAU that is over 18 years old
  • Anyone who is contracted through a SAU
What do I need to be Fingerprinted?
  • Step 1:
  • Create a MEIS account (how to)
  • Step 2:
  • Submit a CHRC - non teaching approval application (how to)
  • Step 3:
  • Register here to make your fingerprint appointment. 
How often do I need to be Fingerprinted?
  • Every 5 years, unless you have been continuously employed for the last 5 years by a Maine school district.
  • **Coaches and Substitute Teachers must be fingerprinted every 5 years, regardless of continuous employment.
What is the status of my Fingerprints?