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Missouri Applicant Fingerprint Services (MOAPS)

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Online Certification Information

To better serve applicants, agencies, and employers, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS), has partnered with 3M/Cogent to provided a new option in applicant processing.  Processing centers are being established throughout the state to take applicant fingerprints and identifying information for electronic submission to CJIS for processing.  All processing will be performed by CJIS personnel; no criminal history information will be available to 3M/Cogent.

Options for Fingerprint Submittal

To complete a criminal history check, you must pre-register online for fingerprinting through the State Highway Patrol's Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) at http://www.machs.mo.gov. When scheduling your appointment, you must provide the four-digit registration code that was given to you by your school or college.  Individuals without access to the Internet may contact 3M/Cogent directly at 1-877-862-2425 to have a Fingerprint Services Representative conduct this registration on their behalf.  

If you are not employed, or not with a public district/institution, please use the following four-digit registration codes:

              Educator:                     2300

              Substitute Teacher:       2301

The cost of electronic fingerprinting with 3M/Cogent is $44.80. The results of the fingerprints are valid for one year after the clearance date. 

Additional information about the fingerprint process can be viewed on the Fingerprint and Background Check site