Fingerprinting Services

NCESD fingerprinting services are for district employment, teacher certification, and others needing fingerprinting services. Offered by appointment at our Wenatchee office, we use Live Scan digital technology that takes high-quality prints without the inconvenience of ink. We also offer the ink-and-roll process when necessary.


Fingerprinting is available Monday-Friday by making an on-line appointment only.

In order to protect our clients and staff, we will be following a new protocol:

  • You will be sent an on-line form prior to your appointment regarding new screening questions, and we will ask you those same questions when you arrive for your appointment.
  • Do not bring anyone with you when you come to your appointment.
  • Please wear a face covering while you are inside NCESD.
  • We have hand sanitizer for you to use on your way in and out of the building.

Appointments take approximately 30 minutes.

To learn more about our on-site fingerprint service for your district please Email NCESD.

For more information about the fingerprinting requirement, please visit the OSPI website.

Important Note About Fingerprinting Results

NCESD uses a Livescan system (digital fingerprints) to scan fingerprints. If your fingerprints are of good quality, live-scan reduces the turnaround time to obtain the results. If your fingerprints are of poor quality we cannot get a satisfactory result, and the prints are rejected by the Washington State Patrol (WSP). Prints are of poor quality if you have worn or fine ridges in your prints.

The WSP recommends persons with worn/fine ridge detail be fingerprinted using the ink-and-roll method with retabs as necessary. Printer’s ink is more effective for recording very fine ridge detail than digital fingerprinting. 

If you are concerned about worn prints, please let the fingerprint technician know before your prints are taken. We cannot refund the fingerprinting fee once we have submitted prints electronically.

Classified and Certified staff, also needing certification
 Non-educational/ink card (Ex: Banking, Foster, Permit, etc.)
Temporarily not available$35.00

Click here to book your fingerprint appointment.

Our Fingerprinting Staff include:

  • Selina Sencion

    Selina SencionProfessional Services Team Receptionist/Secretary