Fingerprinting clearance is one of the requirements of the New York State Education Department for certification. We highly recommend candidates complete the fingerprinting process one semester prior to placement. Many of the school districts SUNY Oswego candidates are placed in are now requiring candidates to complete the fingerprinting process prior to placements being approved.

The fingerprinting process has undergone major changes as of summer 2015. NYSED is no longer processing fingerprint applications, and SUNY Oswego University Police can no longer provide fingerprinting services for teacher certification.

Complete the Fingerprinting Process

Go to the New York State Education Department website and follow the necessary instructions. The certification Service Code is 14ZGQT. You may use these links to complete an application, schedule an appointment, and find a fingerprinting location. 


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