First, you need to provide the State of New Jersey with approval for them to conduct your background check. This can be done by visiting the Criminal History Review Unit’s website at http://www.nj.gov/education/educators/crimhist/ and follow the instructions on the website. There is a $10.00 online fee, and $1.00 processing fee charged to your credit card by the State of New Jersey for this service.
Second, the State of New Jersey has partnered with MorphoTrak to provide livescan fingerprinting for any individuals seeking public school employment. Appointments for fingerprinting may be scheduled with MorphoTrak by phone at (877) 503-5981, or online at http://www.bioapplicant.com/nj. The cost for the livescan fingerprinting is $67.50, payable by credit/debit card or money order. Payment is required at the time of scheduling.
Prior to scheduling your appointment you will need to download and print the Universal Fingerprinting Form located below. This form contains information regarding our district that you need to provide to MorphoTrak to ensure that your fingerprint results are returned to our office. You will need to bring the completed form along with identification (please see the acceptable ID requirements listed on the Universal Fingerprinting Form) to your scheduled appointment.
PLEASE BE SURE TO COMPLETE AND REMITT PAYMENT FOR BOTH STEPS. (Criminal History Review and MorphoTrak)
After both steps (MorphoTrack and Criminal History Review) have been completed, you will receive a letter from the state approving you for public school employment. Please remember, approval letters are only good for a maximum of five months.
Archiving Your Fingerprints for Public School Employment
If you had a livescan fingerprint from Sagem Morpho after 02/21/2003 then you will only need to have your fingerprints archived. The cost for the archive is $32.55 payable online by credit card. Payment is required at the time of the request. Please note: you will need your “PCN” number, which can be found on your original receipt.
You can archive your fingerprints by visiting the Criminal History Review Unit website at: http://www.nj.gov/education/educators/crimhist/ and selecting the second option, “Archive Application Requests and Duplicate Approval Letter Requests.”
Should you have any questions regarding the fingerprinting process please contact Mrs. Sharon Walter at 856-467-4600 ext. 4205.