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Fingerprinting Information

All New York State certification applicants must be cleared for fingerprints. Fingerprint clearance in other states will NOT be considered by the New York State Education Department. Applicants who have not been fingerprinted for New York State should either:

  • Go to the New York State Education Department (NYSED) Fingerprinting website (click here) for instructions regarding applying online. To transfer prints from the state level to the city level, you must take your college ID to 65 Court Street in Brooklyn and request the transfer.


  • Visit the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) at 65 Court Street, Brooklyn NY. You will also have to complete an OSPRA 104 Form to give consent to NYCDOE to release your fingerprint clearance status to the New York State Education Department (NYSED).


- Fingerprinting Information Sheet

- International Student ID Number Request

- NYCDOE Fingerprint Request Form (Download PDF)

- NYCDOE Fingerprint Request Form (Online Form)