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Fingerprint Procedures

Effective July 1, 2012, the Missouri Fingerprint Services provider will be 3M/Cogent.  This new provider offers a lower cost, an expanded number of fingerprint service sites and expanded hours of operation.

As part of this new contract, all applicants needing to be fingerprinted with 3M/Cogent must first register with the Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) fingerprint portal.  This portal may be reached at www.machs.mo.gov.

DESE Change in Fingerprinting Procedures memo (pdf, 181.82KB)

Applicant's Privacy Rights (pdf, 135.03KB)


Fingerprint procedures for Fontbonne University classes held in local school districts (pdf, 784.11KB)To register with MACHS you will need a 4-digit registration number that will ensure that Fontbonne receives the results.  Fontbonne's registration number is 5692.


Fingerprinting procedures for educator certification (DESE)

Applicant User Guide (pdf, 562.12KB)

Fingerprint Information Checklist (pdf, 92.16KB)

DESE information: http://www.dese.mo.gov/eq/cert/eq-cert-fingerprint-background.htm