Background Check Frequently Asked Questions


Do I have to complete a Missouri background check if I have recently completed one in another state?
Yes.  You are required to complete a fingerprint/background check through the Conduct and Investigations Section.  You have to be fingerprinted for DESE using our ORI.



How long does it take for the background check to be completed?
Currently, fingerprints processing time is 2-3 weeks, depending on what is on your background and how backed up the Highway Patrol are.



What fee is required for the FBI Background Check?
The Missouri Applicant Processing Services provided by the fingerprint company contracted by the Missouri Highway Patrol charges $44.80.



How will I be notified of the results of my background check?
You will need to check your online profile through Web Applications to see when it clears if you are a teacher or substitute teacher.  If you are in an uncertified position or a bus driver, only the school district listed will be notified.



How do I get a background check packet?

You can visit our fingerprint/background check page to print off the fingerprint information checklist for further details on the process.