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.

Starting the Fingerprinting Process

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

Packet contents:

  • 1 Packet instructions
  • 1 Card instructions
  • 1 Blank fingerprint card
  • 1 Criminal Records Check form
  • 2 Consent and Release forms

 

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.  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 at 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)       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:

    • Fingerprinted card
    • Check or money order for $27.25 payable to Criminal Records – THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WILL NOT ACCEPT CASH
    • TWO (2) completed Consent and Release forms
    • Completed Criminal Records Check form

Not in Bozeman?

1)            Pick up a blank fingerprint card at the nearest law enforcement agency
2)            Using template available at http://www.montana.edu/fieldplacement/documents/PDFs/Card.pdf fill in the blank fingerprint card with the printing on the template
3)            Complete the remainder of the blank fingerprint card by using the card instructions at http://www.montana.edu/fieldplacement/documents/PDFs/fingerprint_card_instructions.pdf
4)            Take the completed fingerprint card to the nearest law enforcement agency where they will take your fingerprints
5)            Mail the following 5 items to the address below:

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