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Fingerprinting Appointment

Fingerprinting is required of all individuals who have regular, unsupervised access to children, including those seeking certificates, and those employed in a certified or classified position. NWESD provides fingerprinting services using digital technology.  This creates high-quality prints that are transmitted directly to the Washington State Patrol. After additional review by the FBI, fingerprint records are held by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in Olympia.

To be fingerprinted at NWESD, you will need:

  • Picture ID (driver's license, passport, etc.)
  • Appropriate payment as outlined below
  • Expect the process to take approximately 30-40 minutes

Fingerprinting is available by appointment, Monday  -  Friday, excluding holidays, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Appointments should be scheduled in advance by using the button above.  If accompanied by children, arrangements should be made for someone to supervise them during the appointment.

Fingerprinting Fees

Washington State Patrol processing fee
NWESD fingerprint fee
Total Fee

Acceptable forms of payments:

  • Visa or MasterCard
  • Cash – exact change only
  • Cashier’s Check
  • Money Order  payable to NWESD
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Please contact us at 360-299-4000 or communications@nwesd.org if because of a disability you are unable to access content on the NWESD’s website, have questions about the accessibility of content or technology used by the NWESD, and/or would like to report barriers to accessing any information on this website. Or if you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on our website, please contact us and provide the URL of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. We will contact you and attempt to provide the information you are seeking.

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