Fingerprinting & Background Check Services

    Security Services conducts preliminary background checks, fingerprinting, and issuing of ID Cards for PPS employees, contractors, interns, and student teachers.

    For the health and safety of our employees, the BESC main administration building remains closed to the public. Security Services staff are working remotely. We have created pathways, based on each type of badge, to submit your application for a background check and badge. It is very important that you follow the directions for your badge type!


    PPS New and Returning Hires: Please follow the directions you receive from your HR talent acquisition contact, or your department hiring manager. They will submit your application for you. Do not submit directly to Security Services.


    Contractors: Full instructions and links can be found here.  (These steps are NOT intended for cab companies. Drivers should receive and follow all instructions given to you at your class with transportation. See information below.)


    Are you a volunteer? Do not use these instructions. Volunteers cannot apply for a fingerprint based background check/badge.

    Please see our volunteer page here.

    Badge renewal: Contractors are required to follow our full process for fingerprints and background check every 3 years. To renew your badge, please follow the instructions in the link above. 

    Step 1: Submit background check and required documentation to backgroundcheck@pps.net  Use the full instructions link above for all requirements and information

    Step 2: Fingerprinting - you will be sent the sign up information after you have submitted your application form and a copy of the schoolPay receipt.  (If you have an active TSPC license you will not be required to be fingerprinted) Volunteers are not fingerprinted.

    Step 3: Photo and badge distribution- a calendar link will be sent to you after you clear our prelim background check. 


    Transportation Contractors (cab companies)

    Do not proceed without instructions from PPS student transportation services.

    Step 1: Prerequisite: Complete required class with student transportation

    Step 2 Submit background check application, and receipt from online payment to PPS

    Step 3: Fingerprint appointment - we will reply with a code and instructions once we receive your application and a copy of the payment receipt.

    Step 4: Photo Appointment- a link will be sent when you clear our background to schedule a 5 minute photo appointment at PPS. Badges will be sent to Transportation for distribution. You must have finished your fingerprint appointment prior to coming in for the photo. 


    Student Teachers, Social work Interns and Counseling Interns

    Full Instructions can be found HERE

    Step 1: Complete all Prerequisites prior to submitting for a background check:

       A. Completed placement process with the department overseeing your experience

       B. completed fingerprint clearance with TSPC

    Step 2 Criminal History Verification Form

    Step 3: Photo and badge distribution- an email will be sent with the link to schedule this appointment after you clear our background check. 



    Questions about background checks can be directed to SecurityServices@pps.net


     Refer to Administrative Directive 5.10.141-AD, Fingerprinting and Criminal History Verification Procedures for Non-Licensed Personnel, for additional information and guidance.