Note: We are no longer mailing fingerprint cards or certificates as proof of credentials. For proof of credentials please Check Application Status through the NEO System. You may print the NEO application status screen for proof of credentials.


Who Must be

  • Anyone who works for a school district that is over 18
  • 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:Download, Complete and Mail the Application Approval Form*Don't forget to include the $15.00 fee
  • Step 2:Register with our Fingerprinting PartnerIdentoGO They have a processing fee of $55.
  • Note:IdentoGO will provide you with an ID and Confirmation, be sure to keep that.
  • If Renewing:be sure to register as a "new hire" or IdentoGO will redirect you back to the Department of Education.

How often do I need to
be Fingerprinted?

  • Every 5 Years, unless you have been continuously employed by a school district in Maine.
  • **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?

  • You will need to provide your last name, DOB and last 4 digits of your Social Security Number.
  • Check Fingerprint Status