Office of Educator Preparation

Fingerprinting and Criminal History Record Check (CHRC) Approval Process



Anyone who works with children in a school setting is required by law to be fingerprinted at a Maine Department of Education (MDOE) approved fingerprint site. Students must have a Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) approval based on the fingerprint results.

All students are required to be fingerprinted and to provide proof of approval to USM prior to enrolling in a course with an accompanying field experience and/or internship/student teaching placement.

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Fingerprinting & CHRC page located here: