Fingerprinting Services

LEARN Fingerprinting Services provides convenient, quick, and accurate fingerprinting services. In a short period of time, our experienced team will confirm that your documentation is in order, collect fingerprints, and process your request.

In Connecticut, all newly hired employees of school districts must be fingerprinted for state and national criminal history records checks within (30) thirty days from the date such worker begins to perform such service. No candidate shall be fingerprinted without an Applicant Tracking Number they will receive after registering on the Connecticut Criminal History Request System (CCHRS) portal.


All applicants must register on the Connecticut Criminal History Request System (CCHRS) below prior to. A code is required for pre-enrollment. Please contact your Board of Education (school/district) or employer to obtain your service code. Individuals must have pre-enrolled in the Connecticut Criminal History Request System. After completing the pre-enrollment steps, a confirmation screen will appear confirming registration is complete, including your Applicant Tracking Number.

This Applicant Tracking Number will need to be taken to your fingerprinting session. 

Click Here to Register on the CCHRS

What is the cost for Fingerprinting?

There are two separate transactions:


1. The first payment will be made during pre-enrollment on the CCHRS portal, which will cover the cost of State and/or Federal fingerprints.


2. The second is the LEARN fingerprinting fee in the amount of $40.

  • This fee is paid the day of fingerprinting unless there are other arrangements for billing the district or school system directly.
  • Payment may be made by debit/credit card or money order (No Cash and No personal checks will be accepted).



Fingerprinting is done by appointment only. Fingerprinting service appointments are available during the times listed below, at the LEARN central office located in Old Lyme: 44 Hatchetts Hill Road / Old Lyme, CT 06371

Service Hours:

  • Tuesdays - Thursday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

To schedule an appointment, email [email protected] or call (860) 434-4800 x1110.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a copy of my fingerprints? No. You do not need a copy of your fingerprints as they are sent electronically through the LiveScan system.

Can I reuse fingerprints if I have had them taken recently? No. You cannot reuse your prints for any other school district or job. You will need to be fingerprinted for each employer that requires fingerprinting.

Where do I get my “Service Code”? Please contact your Board of Education (school/district) or employer to obtain your service code. If the Board of Education or employer does not have a service code, please contact LEARN directly and we will assist you.

Do I need to pre-enroll before showing up to my appointment? Yes. You will need to pre-enroll prior to coming in for your fingerprinting appointment.

Do I need to pay the pre-enrollment fee before I can receive my Applicant Tracking Number? Yes. You will not receive your Applicant Tracking Number until you have paid the fee at the end of your enrollment.

Who gets my results and when? The results are sent directly to each school by the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP). As the results are sent by the DESPP, LEARN cannot view the results or confirm the timeline for delivery of the results.

I would like to apply to multiple schools. What is the process? You will need a service code for each district that you need to be fingerprinted for. You will need to pre-enroll for each district and be fingerprinted for each district.

How can I check to see if LEARN Fingerprinting Services is open during inclement weather? In the case of inclement weather, please check the website homepage for office/program closures.

Can LEARN share any criminal history information with others, with or without my authorization? Under the State of Connecticut FBI CJIS Security Policy, any and all criminal history information cannot be re-used for subsequent unrelated needs by the original requestor/recipient, and cannot be disseminated to another recipient for subsequent unrelated re-use, future anticipated uses, regardless of whether or not the needs are formally related and outside of a state's jurisdiction.

Where can I find the FBI Privacy Act Statement?
For information regarding the FBI Privacy Act Statement, click here: FBI Privacy Act Statement

updated June 2022
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