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  • Fingerprinting and Background Checks: Applicants, School Visitors, Volunteers, and One-Time Volunteers

    Fingerprinting and Background Checks: Applicants, School Visitors, Volunteers, and One-Time Volunteers

     

    PGCPS Applicants

    Security Process: Fingerprinting, CPS Clearance, HB486 Clearance

    APPLICANTS:

    Prior to permanent, substitute, or temporary employment, applicants must complete fingerprinting, CPS clearance, and the HB486 clearance as part of the hiring process. Background checks must be completed prior to any authorized individual having contact with any student(s).

    ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: AP-4215
    APPLICANTS MUST:
    • Complete fingerprinting - background results must be received prior to the first day of employment
    • Undergo a Child Protective Services (CPS) clearance 
    • Complete the HB486 Clearance Process

    School Visitors

     

    Security Process: Raptor System

     

    SCHOOL VISITORS: 

    Escorted and under the supervision of PGCPS employee at all times

    EXAMPLES: Parent-teacher conference or meeting, training, conference or event attendees; contractors

    ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: AP-0500

    SCHOOL VISITORS MUST:

    • Scan government-issued ID into Raptor Visitor Management System upon arrival
    • Wear Raptor system badge for duration of visit
    • Sign out at conclusion of visit
     

    One-Time Volunteers

     

    Security Process: Raptor System

     

     ONE-TIME VOLUNTEERS AT A SCHOOL EVENT:

    Escorted and under the supervision of PGCPS employee at all times (NOTE: If assisting with multiple events each school year, follow procedure for volunteers below)

    EXAMPLES: Career Day, Science Fair, College Fair, Spelling Bee, STEM Fair, Principal for a Day, Men Make a Difference Day, Book Fair, school dances

    ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: AP-4215 and 4216.6

     ONE-TIME EVENT VOLUNTEERS MUST:

    • Scan government-issued ID into Raptor Visitor Management System upon arrival
    • Wear Raptor system badge for duration of visit
    • Sign out at conclusion of visit
     

    Volunteers

     

    Security Process: Fingerprinting & CPS Clearance

     

    VOLUNTEERS:

    Not under the supervision of a PGCPS employee at all times and/or provide a variety of services on a regular basis

    EXAMPLES: Tutors, mentors, teacher aides, office assistants, chaperones, interns, event gate and concession stand workers, coaches

    ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE: AP-4215 and 4216.6

    VOLUNTEERS  MUST:

    • Undergo a fingerprint check - at least 15 business days in advance of volunteer activity
    • Undergo a Child Protective Services (CPS) clearance - at least 15 business days in advance of volunteer activity
    • Complete the required SafeSchools training modules each school year - prior to
      engaging in volunteer activity.
    • Click here to access the training


    HOW TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT FOR FINGERPRINTING AND BACKGROUND CHECKS:

    PGCPS Applicants and New Hires

    Fingerprinting and Background Checks is one step in the hiring process. All applicants for a position with PGCPS must work with their Human Resources Partner to schedule an appointment. 

    School Visitors, Volunteers, Contractors and Interns

    If you want to volunteer, student teach, or perform work as a contractor in Prince George’s County Public Schools go to https://bithgroup1.schedulista.com/ to schedule an appointment.

     

    FINGERPRINTING AND BACKGROUND CHECK LOCATIONS:

     

    Hughes Barney Investigations - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

    9315 Largo Drive West #100 
    Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 
    410-962-1188 ext. 49/410-707-1657
    http://bithgroup.com 

    Grand Mission Consult, LLC - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
    7515 Annapolis Road #203 
    Hyattsville, MD 20784 
    301-429-0525 
    http://grandmissions.com

     

    At this time, the Sasscer Administration Building and Northwestern HS locations are CLOSED.

    SERVICES & FEES 

    • Fingerprinting and Child Protective Services(CPS) Clearance $62.25
      For all PGCPS employees, volunteers assisting on campus more than once each school year with students and/or chaperoning on field trips, and independent contractors. Fee may be waived if volunteer parent or guardian has a child in the Free and Reduced Meal Program (FARM). Parent or guardian must bring a copy of the FARM letter to the fingerprint office to qualify for the free fingerprint. .
    • Commercial Background Check $15
      (online only at www.myschoolbucks.com) – Only referees, athletic officials and independent contractors who do not have unsupervised access to students may utilize the Commercial Background Check

    QUESTIONS?

    Questions may be directed to the Background Unit at 301-952-7831 or via email at hr.backgroundunit@pgcps.org

     Duplicate receipts requests may be sent to hr.dupreceipts@pgcps.org. Please provide your full name at the time of fingerprinting and date of birth to expedite service.