FAQ - Fingerprints
Do I have to fingerprint in order to obtain a teaching credential or permit?
What if I fingerprinted for another agency or school district - are my fingerprints transferable?
Do I have to fingerprint each time I apply for a credential or permit?
How do my fingerprints become invalid?
I previously obtained my Certificate of Clearance from the Commission - do I have to print again?
How do I complete the fingerprint process?
I live outside of California -- can I submit Live Scan fingerprints?
Does the Commission process my fingerprints?
How long does it take to complete the DOJ/FBI fingerprint process?
Can my fingerprints be delayed longer than the 3-7 days (California residents) or 10-12 weeks (out-of-state applicants)?
How do I avoid errors when I have my fingerprints are taken?
How do I check the status of my fingerprints from DOJ?
Applicants who used the Live Scan automated process may check the status of their fingerprint submission by visiting DOJ website.