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Fingerprinting and Badge Renewal Information & Pricing

The Palm Beach County School District is committed to keeping our students and staff members safe. All employees, student teaching interns, vendors, consultants and contractors will need to submit fingerprints and undergo a background check. In order to quickly navigate the line, bring the correct paperwork with you and complete it prior to getting in line.

CLICK HERE for the hours and location of the Fingerprinting Office.

Scroll down for information on pricing and what you need to bring with you.

If you have questions regarding fingerprinting or badge renewals, CLICK HERE to email us.

*Regular Employees: Florida Statute 1012.32 requires that all school district employees have their fingerprints resubmitted to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) every five (5) years. The District is charged a fee by FDLE ($6 per person annually and $19.25 per person on the 5 year resubmission date). Therefore, all regular employees will have a payroll deduction of either $6 or $19.25 on the first paycheck in June.

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Regular Employees

$99.00 Initial Fingerprint Fee
$6.00 Annual Maintenance Fee
$19.25 every 5 years for required resubmission to FDLE and FBI*

What to Bring:
- Driver's License/Photo ID
- Social Security Card
- Acceptable Form of Payment
- Credit Card Pre-Payment Receipt
- School/Dept. Recommendation
- Background Information Check

Accepted Form of Payment:
- Money Order
- Payroll Deduction
- Credit Card (Visa/MC)

Screening Guidelines

Questions about the Payroll Deduction expenses? Click Here.

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Temporary Employees

$99.00 Initial Fingerprint Fee
$6.00 Annual Maintenance Fee
$19.25 every 5 years for required resubmission to FDLE and FBI*

What to Bring:
- Driver's License/Photo ID
- Social Security Card
- Acceptable Form of Payment
- Credit Card Pre-Payment Receipt
- School/Dept. Recommendation
- Background Information Check

Accepted Form of Payment:
- Money Order
- School Check
- Credit Card (Visa/MC)

Screening Guidelines

Badges may be renewed between April 1 and June 30 of the year that they expire.

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Substitute Teachers

$99.00 Initial Fingerprint Fee
$6.00 Annual Badge Renewal
$19.25 every 5 years for required resubmission to FDLE and FBI*

What to Bring:
- Driver's License/Photo ID
- Social Security Card
- Acceptable Form of Payment
- Credit Card Pre-Payment Receipt
- Substitute Teacher Authorization (see #4 of Substitute Applicants)
- Background Information Check

Accepted Form of Payment:
- Money Order
- Credit Card (Visa/MC)

Screening Guidelines

Badges may be renewed between April 1 and June 30 of the year that they expire.

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Field Experience, Practicum, and Interns

$99.00 Initial Fingerprint Fee
$6.00 Annual Badge Renewal

What to Bring:
- Driver's License/Photo ID
- Social Security Card
- Acceptable Form of Payment
- Credit Card Pre-Payment Receipt
- Pre-Service Program Packet
- Background Information Check

Accepted Form of Payment:
- Money Order
- Credit Card (Visa/MC)

Screening Guidelines

Badges may be renewed between April 1 and June 30 of the year that they expire.

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Vendors, Consultants & Contractors

$87.42 every five (5) years.
Badges are issued with an expiration date of 5 years from the initial fingerprinting. Vendors must be fingerprinted again at the time of expiration and pay the fee.

$6.00 Lost Badge Replacement Fee

What to Bring:
- Driver's License/Photo ID
- Social Security Card
- Acceptable Form of Payment
- Credit Card Pre-Payment Receipt
- Background Information Check
- Lost Badge Replacement Form

Accepted Form of Payment:
- Money Order
- Business Check
- Credit Card (Visa/MC)

Screening Guidelines

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Non-Instructional Contractors

Please read HOUSE BILL 21

$87.42 every five (5) years.
Badges are issued with an expiration date of 5 years from the initial fingerprinting. Vendors must be fingerprinted again at the time of expiration and pay the fee.

$6.00 Lost Badge Replacement Fee

What to Bring:
- Driver's License/Photo ID
- Social Security Card
- Acceptable Form of Payment
- Credit Card Pre-Payment Receipt
- Background Information Check
- Lost Badge Replacement Form

Accepted Form of Payment:
- Money Order
- Business Check
- Credit Card (Visa/MC)

Screening Guidelines

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Charter School Employees

$99.00 Initial Fingerprint Fee
$6.00 Annual Badge Renewal
$19.25 every 5 years for required resubmission to FDLE and FBI*

What to Bring:
- Driver's License/Photo ID
- Social Security Card
- Acceptable Form of Payment
- Credit Card Pre-Payment Receipt
Applicant Security Check Form
Background Information Check

Accepted Form of Payment:
- Money Order
- School Check
Credit Card (Visa/MC)

Screening Guidelines

Badges may be renewed between April 1 and June 30 of the year that they expire.

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Charter School Board Members

$87.42 Initial Fingerprint Fee
Badges are issued with an expiration date of 5 years from the initial fingerprinting. Board Members must be fingerprinted again at the time of expiration and pay the fee.

$6.00 Lost Badge Replacement Fee

What to Bring:
- Driver's License/Photo ID
- Social Security Card
- Acceptable Form of Payment
- Credit Card Pre-Payment Receipt
- Background Information Check
- Lost Badge Replacement Form

Accepted Form of Payment:
- Money Order
- School Check
- Credit Card* (Visa/MC)
*Please choose the Vendor option in School Cash Online to ensure you are charged the correct amount.

Screening Guidelines

Badges may be renewed between April 1 and June 30 of the year that they expire.

Important Information

  • Office Hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Cash is NOT accepted
  • Personal Checks are NOT accepted
  • Credit Cards accepted in person or online
    • Online payments must be made 24 hrs in advance. Bring receipt as proof of payment.
  • Remember to bring:
    • Driver's License/Government Photo ID
    • Social Security Card
    • Background Information Check Form
    • Accepted form of payment
    • Credit Card Online Pre-Payment Receipt
    • Other required documents
  • Questions? Contact Patricia Coolahan
    (561) 434-8300
    Patricia.Coolahan@palmbeachschools.org

The Jessica Lunsford Act

On May 2, 2005 the Jessica Lunsford Act was signed into legislation.

This Act provided several safeguards to protect Florida's children from sexual predators.

In addition to toughening the regulation of registered offenders, this Act expanded the background check requirements for school districts to include all contracted workers and consultants.

This law enables the school district to better protect the children in its care.

In addition, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement agreed to implement a database to track arrests of school district employees and contractors and notify the school districts when an employee is arrested.

This new tracking system will help ensure that the children in our schools remain safe.

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