MCPS Background Screening

The Department of Systemwide Safety and Emergency Management (DSSEM) with 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 a volunteer, chaperone, coach, advisor, student teacher, or intern. Such background checks are necessary to ensure a safe and secure learning and working environment.

  • For information regarding background screening for MCPS New Hires, Interns and Volunteers/Chaperones please click here.
  • For information regarding background screening for MCPS Contractors please click here.

Hours of Operation:

  • Fingerprinting: Tuesday - Friday 9am-3:30pm (Closed 1pm-2pm)
  • Paperwork Submission: Mondays - Friday 9am-3:30pm (Closed 1-2pm)

NOTE: Background Screening hours of operation follow MCPS office closures and delayed openings.

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