For the protection of pupils in educational settings from abuse and maltreatment, NYS law requires the fingerprinting of prospective employees of school districts, charter schools and boards of cooperative educational services. This includes sports officials.
The fingerprinting process is managed through BOCES, and the NYS Education Department (NYSED), and must be completed BEFORE you can be activated in the BOCES assignment system.
The following link provided by BOCES explains the requirements and the process:
According to BOCES, the cost of fingerprinting is approximately $102. You can pay online with a credit card, or by cash or check on-site at the time of your appointment.
There are several locations available to get fingerprinted in the New York City/Westchester/Putnam/Rockland area.
IMPORTANT NOTE: It is your responsibility to verify your clearance. If you have not received information about setting up your Refview account and it has been more than 48 hours since your fingerprints were submitted (or if you are trying to transfer prints from another organization in NY State) call Jesse Merchant (Assistant Director at BOCES) at 914.922.3529 to verify your clearance.
Other questions about the fingerprinting process should be directed to Wanda Maffia at 914.922.3522
Last updated / verified June 13, 2023