The ESC's BCI/FBI and certification offices CLOSED until further notice.
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION AND/OR BUREAU OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AND IDENTIFICATION BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR CURRENT AND PROSPECTIVE EDUCATORS
The Ohio Department of Education has been notified by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and Identification that it is processing background checks at this time. Any applicant who needs to complete a background check should contact BCI at (855) 224-6446 for instructions on how to complete fingerprint collection at home.
If you are having your background check done elsewhere FOR LICENSURE WITH OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, be sure to communicate the following to the fingerprinting entity:
- Your BCI/FBI must be sent ELECTRONICALLY to Ohio Department of Education at the time of fingerprinting.
- The Reason Fingerprinted code is: 3319.291 (School employees/licensure with Ohio Department of Education)
- Be sure to have them mail a copy to your school district (you will need to provide the address).