Finger Printing

Fingerprinting Instructions for All Field Experiences

  • PRE-SERVICE  (i.e. EDU 202)– Please use the following procedure to obtain a background check.
  • NPTT – Please use the following procedure to obtain a background check.
  • TEACHER CANDIDATES – If your background check will be over one year old by the time you start student teaching, you must update your background check using the procedure that follows.

Pick up a fingerprint packet in the hallway outside of 247 Reid Hall. Take the card to either University Police or the Law & Justice Center.

THE STATE OF MONTANA WILL ACCEPT CHECK OR MONEY ORDER OR CASHIER’S CHECK ONLY. THEY WILL NOT ACCEPT CASH.  If you don’t have checks, you must go to a bank or post office and get a money order or cashier’s check.

Going to the University Police?

  1. Call first to see if an officer is available to take your fingerprints – 994-2121.  This phone call is important if you do not want to make a wasted trip
  2. Take fingerprint card and driver’s license to corner of Kagy and 7th Ave.
  3. Pay $10.00 fee to have fingerprints taken.

Return the Following to 247 Reid Hall

  1. Fingerprinted card,
  2. Check or money order or cashier’s check for $27.25 payable to Criminal RecordsNO CASH!
  3. Completed Criminal Records Check
  4. Two completed Consent and Release forms.

Going to the Law and Justice Center?

  1. Call the Detention Center at 582-2130 Ext. 2 for the hours and days.  Hours and days may change, so this phone call is important if you do not want to make a wasted trip
  2. Take fingerprint card and driver’s license to 605 South 16th.  Fingerprinting building is next to Law and Justice Center
  3. Pay $15.00 to have fingerprints taken
    1. Check or money order - make payable to Gallatin County Treasurer
    2. Cash - bring exact change

Return the following to 247 Reid Hall

  1. Fingerprinted card,
  2. Check or money order or cashier’s check for $27.25 payable to Criminal Records - NO CASH!
  3. Completed Criminal Records Check
  4. Two completed Consent and Release forms

Not in Bozeman?

  1. Use template to complete the blank card you will receive at an available police station or law and justice center. ON THE BLACK CARD, WRITE EVERYTHING THAT IS PRINTED ON THE TEMPLATE
  2. Pay as requested by available police station or law and justice center.
  3. Return the following to 247 Reid Hall
    1. Fingerprinted card
    2. Check or money order or chashier's check for $27.25 payable to Criminal Records - NO CASH
    3. Completed Criminal Records Check
    4. Two (2) completed Consent and Release Forms