University Police provides fingerprinting service for any Penn State student or employee. Individuals are required to present valid government issued photo identification (driver's license, passport, US Active Duty/Retiree/Reservist Military ID card, etc.).
The individual's fingerprints will be printed on a standard Applicant Fingerprint Card (FD-258), unless another fingerprint card is provided. University Police will not submit any paperwork/fingerprint cards, nor will they provide any information as to details or the progress of any background check.
2017 FALL HOURS:
MONDAYS: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM & 3:00 PM TO 5:00 PM
TUESDAYS: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM & 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
WEDNESDAYS: 8:00 AM TO 10:30 AM
THURSDAYS: 9:00 AM TO 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
FRIDAYS: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
SATURDAYS: 11:00 AM TO 2:00 PM
Do not call for an appointment, walk in service only. Special circumstance may call 814-867-6185 (Sgt. M. Himes)
State Department of Education and Department of Public Welfare Applicant Fingerprints
University Police is proud to provide fingerprinting services for individuals who need to be fingerprinted for employment reasons, or for student teaching at a school in accordance with Act 114 of 2006, Section 111 of the Public School Code. Also, those required to be fingerprinted as a prospective foster or adoptive parent as required by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Section 6344 of Title 23, Pa. C.S. Chapter 63 (relating to the Child Protective Services Law). These agencies have contracted with Cogent Systems to complete the background checks.
Individuals are required to register prior to the fingerprinting process, and must present valid government issued photo identification (driver's license, passport, US Active Duty/Retiree/Reservist Military ID card, etc.)
The individual's fingerprints will be transmitted electronically to the Pennsylvania State Police, who will then submit them to the FBI. University Police cannot provide any information as to details or the progress of any background check.
For further information on the registration or background check process, who is required to be fingerprinted, costs, and/or a list of all fingerprint locations, please visit the Cogent Systems.