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:

 

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

Option 1: University Police

Days:     Monday and Friday

Hours:   8:00am - 12:00noon; 2:00pm - 5:00pm

  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 or state ID
    • $10.00 cash or check payable to University Police
    • Completed fingerprint card

Option 2: Gallatin County Detention Center

  1. Complete the fingerprint card in your packet using the fingerprint instructions .  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 Gallatin County Detention Center asks that you go to their website for the latest information regarding days and times fingerprinting is available.
  3. Take the following items to the Gallatin County Detention Center at 605 South 16th Avenue, located behind Law and Justice Center.
    • Driver’s license or passport or state ID
    • $15.00 cash or check payable to Gallatin County
    • Completed fingerprint card

Complete the Fingerprinting Process

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
    • Completed Consent and Release form
    • Completed National Child Protection Act form (NCPA/VCA)

Need Your Background Check Results?

We can redisseminate your background check results to a receiving government entity, Montana public school district, or authorized agency as defined in Federal Law.  We cannot redisseminate out-of-state.  Here is the form you need. 

 

Not in Bozeman?

  1. Pick up a blank fingerprint card at the nearest law enforcement agency
  2. Complete the blank fingerprint card by using the card instructions
  3. Take the completed fingerprint card to the nearest law enforcement agency where they will take your     fingerprints.
  4. Mail the following 5 items to the address below:
    • Fingerprinted card
    • Check or money order for $27.25 payable to Criminal Records – THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WILL NOT ACCEPT CASH
    • Completed Consent and Release form
    • Completed National Child Protection Act form (NCPA/VCA)
       

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