Fingerprinting Information

Please call 616-364-1333 to schedule an appointment.  Appointments are scheduled for Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons.

Kent ISD provides LIVESCAN fingerprinting services for school employees and substitute teachers at the Educational Service Center located at:
2930 Knapp NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 (Parking Lot #11)

What to bring:

  • Valid government issued photo ID (driver's license, state ID)
  • Completed LIVESCAN Background Check Form
  • $55 cash or check payable to: Kent ISD
  • OR $60 debit or credit card

EDUStaff employees: Walk-in fingerprinting will be available after the EDUStaff New Guest Teacher Workshops held at the Kent ISD.

In the event of inclement weather, please watch your local TV station or call 616-365-2234 for school closings.  If Kent ISD Educational Service Center is closed, fingerprinting will also be closed.

EDUStaff substitute application and fingerprinting information can be accessed online at or 1-877-974-6338.


If you have already been fingerprinted for student teaching, by your university, or for your teaching certificate, it is likely they were taken under the National Child Protection Act (NCPA). Fingerprints taken under this act are not sufficient for substitute teaching. You must be re-fingerprinted using the "SE" (School Employment) Code.

The State of Michigan "School Safety" legislation (2005 PA 129-131 and 138), requires that all school employees, substitutes, or those assigned to regularly or continuously work under contract for any school, must be fingerprinted via the Livescan fingerprinting process.

Additional information about criminal history check laws may be found by visiting the External LinkMichigan Department of Education Criminal History Checks & Convictions Info

Kent ISD Fingerprint Contact for Substitute Teachers