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Fingerprints/Background Checks

If you have questions about getting your fingerprints for 2018-19 background checks, please contact the Missouri Highway Patrol’s contracted vendor, Idemia, at 844-543-9712. You may also visit the Highway Patrol website:


All individuals must pre-register online for fingerprinting through the State Highway Patrol's Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS).  A four-digit registration code is required at the time of registration.  Please review the FBI/Highway Patrol Background Check Procedures for more information.


To access your certification account (online profile) you must first log into DESE Web Applications with a user ID and password, and then choose the Educator Certification System link located on the User Applications page.  Your certification account (online profile) provides access to each of the following:

  • Apply for a certificate
  • Print out a certificate
  • View a certificate or pending application
  • View assessment scores
  • Check for the receipt of transcripts
  • Check fingerprint/background status


Please Note:  If you have not accessed your certification account in over 12 months, then your account access has been disabled. You will be required to re-register and create a User ID. Please follow these steps:

Step 1 - Go to: https://apps.dese.mo.gov/webLogin/login.aspx
Step 2 - Click on "Register"
Step 3 - Enter the information requested and click "Create User"
Step 4 - Once the ID has been created, log in with the new User ID and password
Please note that if the "Create User" button is grayed out, try using a different User ID.
If you need additional assistance, please contact webappsloginassistance@dese.mo.gov or 573-522-3207.