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FINGERPRINTING PROCEDURES

All education students are required to have a criminal background check that involves fingerprinting prior to student teaching (in August for Fall semester student teachers and December for Spring semester student teachers).

Before you get fingerprinted, print off and complete the LiveScan Agency Fingerprint Data Entry Form at the link below (go to page 16). You must bring this form with you to one of the locations listed below.

http://www.subpass.com/uploads/documents/Packet_2009.pdf

Students must submit the PESG LiveScan form to one of the following locations:

  • Ottawa County Sheriff Department at the Fillmore Complex located at 12220 Fillmore Street, West Olive, Michigan (between Waverly/120th and US 31). Phone number: 616-738-4000. WALK IN between 8:00-4:00 Monday-Friday: NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED (CASH ONLY)

    You must bring proof of your local Ottawa County address (e.g., copy of address off of KnowHope or mail sent to campus), a valid photo ID, and the LiveScan form located above.

  • Four Season Home Crafters: (through L-1 Identity Solutions) located at 4788 Grand Haven Road, Muskegon, Michigan.
    Phone number: Toll Free (866) 226-2952.
    W 9-4 & E/o Th 9-4
    Must register on-line at: https://mi.ibtfingerprint.com/
  • LiveScan Fingerprinting Waterfront Office Suites (through L-1 Identity Solutions) located at 3737 Lake Eastbrook Blvd., SE, Suite 205, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
    Phone number: Toll Free (866) 226-2952
    M - F 9-4, Sat 9-12
    Must register on-line at: https://mi.ibtfingerprint.com/
  • Your local Sheriff's Department where you reside in Michigan.

    You must bring a valid photo ID and the LiveScan form located above.

NOTE: OUT OF STATE PLACEMENTS
Students who are student teaching out of the State of Michigan (including the Chicago and Philadelphia Semester Programs) MUST be fingerprinted in the respective states in which they are placed.


FINGERPRINTING RESULTS

Hope College is now working with the Professional Educational Services Group (PESG) for housing results of criminal background checks and processing paperwork for substitute teaching. PESG works with all school districts in Ottawa Country and most other districts in the counties of Kent, VanBuren, Allegan.

The results of your background check will be sent directly to PESG when you utilize their LiveScan Agency Fingerprint Data Entry Form above. At the beginning of each semester, the Education Department will submit a list of student teachers to PESG to verify that they have received your criminal background check results. You will not be allowed to begin your student teaching placement until PESG has received your criminal background results.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT HOPE COLLEGE DOES NOT RECEIVE SPECIFIC DETAILS OF THE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND RESULTS. FOR FUTURE USE YOU MUST CONTACT PESG DIRECTLY TO HAVE YOUR RESULTS SENT TO PERPSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES.

If you had a criminal background check completed within the last academic year for a paid position (coaching, summer camp, etc.), you will need to submit a Fingerprints Transferred to PESG (Form 12) at the above link to your former employer.

 

1/12/2011