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College of Education

COE Fingerprinting Service


The WSU College of Education Office of Field Services and Certification provides fingerprinting services for submission to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Fingerprinting services are available for WSU teacher education students, local school districts, athletic training students, Washington certification, and Washington-placed teacher preparation students from out-of-state institutions.

Fingerprinting Process and Facts
  • Fingerprint clearance is valid for two years from the date of FBI clearance.
  • You will only be notified (via US mail) by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) if your prints are rejected. OSPI will state the reason your prints were rejected and what your next steps are.
  • If you need to be reprinted for any reason, it is imperative that you are reprinted as soon as possible. For pre-service teachers, failure to do so may delay your practicum placement.
Fingerprinting for Pullman and Surrounding Areas

Fingerprinting for Pullman and the surrounding areas takes place in the Office of Field Services and Certification (Cleveland Hall, room 252). Purchasing fingerprinting and scheduling an appointment is a two-step process. Please make sure you complete both steps.

Step 1: Purchase the service online

Step 2: Schedule your appointment from the link found at the top of your purchase confirmation email

WSU’s fingerprint fee is $70.00. Please bring a valid, non-expired driver’s license, passport, or other government issued identification card with you to your appointment.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Field Services and Certification via email or by phone at 509.335.8147.

Fingerprinting Outside of the Pullman Area

For students not in the greater Pullman area, the fingerprint process can be completed in person at one of the educational service district (ESD) offices. The total cost for fingerprinting at the ESD locations is about $90.00. Contact the specific ESD for additional directions; many require you to make an appointment.

Visit the Office of Professional Practices website for additional information.