Fingerprinting for Background Check

Important!

Fingerprinting is now required for all new applicants for Iowa Licensure. If you are applying for a license or authorization issued by the Board of Educational Examiners, and if you have not previously held and Iowa practitioner's license, the properly completed fingerprint card must be submitted to our office along with the proper fee before any license may be issued.

The fee for the background check is $75.

To obtain a card and information sheet, start your application in our Applitrack system and indicate that you would like a fingerprint packet sent to you.

Teachers and Administrators who hold, or have ever held,an Iowa license need not submit this fee or the fingerprint card.