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).
The following link provided by BOCES explains the requirements and the process:
According to BOCES, as of July 1, 2020, 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.