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:
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.
Applicants who have received a New York City Substitute Teaching License should complete the OSPRA 104 Form to transfer fingerprint information to the New York State Department of Education.
We have also created a quick reference sheet for students looking to be fingerprinted.
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