PETS: Fingerprinting for Fieldwork and Student Teaching


The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) requires that any student doing more than 40 hours of fieldwork or student teaching in a school needs to obtain fingerprint clearance. All candidates in programs leading to NYS certification will also need to have their fingerprints cleared by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for NYS certification. Candidates will only need to be fingerprinted once, by either NYCDOE or NYSED. Candidates in Early Childhood Education programs may require additional fingerprinting clearance through the Department of Investigation (DOI). Candidates should consult their individual program’s fieldwork page for more information.