Finger Printing

Fingerprinting is for the following students:

  • Pre-service students (i.e. EDU 202, EDU 222, EDU 223, Counseling)     OR
  • Teacher Candidates (student teachers): if your background check information on file in the Field Placement and Licensure office will be over one year old by the time you start student teaching, you must update your background check information by going through this process     OR
  • NPTT students

 

Starting the Fingerprinting Process

Pick up a fingerprint packet in the hallway outside 247 Reid Hall.

Packet contents:

 

You may choose to go to the University PoliceOR the Law and Justice Center:

Option 1: University Police

1)       Complete the fingerprint card in your packet using the card instructions provided http://www.montana.edu/fieldplacement/documents/PDFs/fingerprint_card_instructions.pdf.  Follow the instructions carefully because this is the only way the Department of Justice will consider a card.

2)       Call 994-2121 to make sure an officer is available to do the fingerprinting

3)       Take the following items to University Police located at 7th Avenue and Kagy Blvd

    • Driver’s license or passport
    • $10.00 cash or check payable to University Police
    • Completed fingerprint card

Option 2: Law and Justice Center

1)       Complete the fingerprint card in your packet using the instructions provided (insert link).  Follow the instructions carefully because this is the only way the Department of Justice will consider a card.

2)       Because hours available for fingerprinting change frequently, the Law and Justice Center asks that you go to http://www.gallatin.mt.gov/Public_Documents/gallatincomt_detention/fingerprints for the latest information regarding days and times fingerprinting is available at the Law and Justice Center

3)       Take the following items to the Law and Justice Center located at 605 South 16th Avenue:

    • Driver’s license or passport
    • $15.00 cash or check payable to Gallatin County
    • Completed fingerprint card

 

Complete the Fingerprinting Process

1)       Return the following items to 247 Reid Hall:

  1. Fingerprinted card
  2. Check or money order for $27.25 payable to Criminal Records – THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WILL NOT ACCEPT CASH
  3. TWO (2) completed Consent and Release forms http://www.montana.edu/fieldplacement/documents/PDFs/Consent_Release.pdf
  4. Completed Criminal Records Check form http://www.montana.edu/fieldplacement/documents/PDFs/Criminal%20Records%20Check.pdf

 

Not in Bozeman?

1)       Complete card by

  1. Using template available at http://www.montana.edu/fieldplacement/documents/PDFs/Card.pdf     AND
  2. Using card instructions available at http://www.montana.edu/fieldplacement/documents/PDFs/fingerprint_card_instructions.pdf

2)       Take the completed fingerprint card to the nearest law enforcement agency and have your fingerprints taken

3)       Mail the following items to the address below:

  1. Fingerprinted card
  2. Check or money order for $27.25 payable to Criminal Records – THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WILL NOT ACCEPT CASH
  3. TWO (2) completed Consent and Release forms http://www.montana.edu/fieldplacement/documents/PDFs/Consent_Release.pdf
  4. Completed Criminal Records Check form http://www.montana.edu/fieldplacement/documents/PDFs/Criminal%20Records%20Check.pdf

Jackie Bergstedt, License/Certification/Permit Technician
Field Placement & Licensure
MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
247 Reid Hall, PO Box 172880
Bozeman, MT  59717-2880