Covid-19 Message(s) regarding Certification in Maine

  • Because we are not able to guarantee that someone will be available to assist you in person, we encourage you to utilize the online application.
  • We have been notified that IdentoGO locations in Augusta and Portland are the only locations open now in Maine due to COVID-19.  There will also by no mobile weekend sites.  IdentoGO is making contact with all applicants affected in an effort to reschedule.
Who Must be Fingerprinted
  • Anyone who works for a school district that is over 18 years old
  • Anyone who is contracted through a school district
  • Volunteers may be asked to be fingerprinted at the discretion of the school district
What do I need to be Fingerprinted?
  • Step 1:
  • Create a MEIS account.  Submit a new application for CHRC.  
  • The application fee will be $15
  • Step 2:Register with our Fingerprinting Partner.  They have a processing fee of $55. 
  • Visit IdentoGO
How often do I need to be Fingerprinted?
  • Every 5 years, unless you have been continuously employed for the last 5 years by a Maine school district.
  • If your certificate has lapsed (more than 6 months expired), you will need to be fingerprinted. 
  • **Coaches and Substitute Teachers must be fingerprinted every 5 years, regardless of continuous employment.
Where do I get my Fingerprints?
What is the status of my Fingerprints?