Human Resources and Development → Fingerprinting Process Instructions

Fingerprinting Process Instructions

The Office of Human Resources and Development (OHRD) with the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is responsible for conducting a fingerprint review of individuals who are seeking employment, as well as those wishing to serve in the capacity of volunteer, chaperone, coach, advisor, student teacher or intern, and contractors or vendors.  Such background checks are necessary to ensure a safe and secure learning and working environment.

Please see below for requirements, scheduling, hours, location, payment, identification, and contact information.   Click here for the printable flyer.


For contractors and/or vendors, please click here for the Contractors Fingerprinting Requirements.


Current MCPS Employees

For current MCPS employees in need of being re-fingerprinted, please click here for the required information packet needed for completion prior to being re-fingerprinted.  This packet is available in a typable PDF format for convenience. 



MCPS conducts a federal and state fingerprint background review on all individuals seeking employment, as well as those wishing to serve as a volunteer, chaperone, coach, advisor, student teacher or intern.

Results must be received, reviewed, and approved prior to an individual beginning in any capacity.



Fingerprinting appointments must be scheduled online.  No appointments will be scheduled by phone, email, or drop-in.  Individuals should arrive fifteen (15) minutes in advance for paperwork processing.  Individuals arriving late may be required to reschedule. 

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Our fingerprinting office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m., closed for lunch from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.  The fingerprinting office follows MCPS' approved school calendar, including delays and closures for inclement weather and other emergencies.



Office of Human Resources and Development
Montgomery County Public Schools
Fingerprinting Office 
45 West Gude Drive, Suite 1C23
Rockville, Maryland 20850


The fingerprinting processing fee is $55.25 with a service fee of $2.07.  Cash is not accepted.  The cost of fingerprinting cannot be refunded, reduced, or waived.  The following are the only accepted forms of payment:

  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Debit
  • Money orders (made payable to MCPS)



You must present unexpired government-issued photo identification:

  • Maryland or other State driver's license
  • State or Local Government identification
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Permanent Resident Card
  • U.S. Employment Authorization Document Card
  • U.S. Military identification card



For more information, please contact Mrs. Irma (Mimi) I. Carin, fingerprinting personnel, at (301) 279-3276 or via email,