Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education DESE Resumes Fingerprinting

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Beginning, Monday, July 20, fingerprinting services will resume onsite at the Arkansas Department of Education. After consultation with the Arkansas Department of Health, the following guidelines will be in place for those scheduling an appointment.

The Arkansas Department of Education will:

  • Provide hand sanitizer and access to public restrooms upon entering and exiting the building
  • Utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) throughout the process
  •  Clean and sanitize fingerprinting machines and electronic equipment after each use
  • Stagger appointment times and locations to ensure social distancing guidelines are accommodated (30 minutes apart/ 2 locations)


Fingerprint Applicants Must:

Step 1:  Bring the Consent form


Step 2: Provide proof of Payment and consent form


Step 3: Bring your payment receipt transaction ID to #4 Capitol mall for Live Scan fingerprinting.


Step 4: Wear a mask that covers both the nose and mouth.


Step 5: Make appointment using the link below:


The current schedules allow for 60 total customers daily beginning July 20th.  Additional dates will be added as needed.  Sign up for an appointment, using the link below: Fingerprinting Scheduler or


Education Service Cooperatives:

Fingerprinting services may also be available on a limited basis at education service cooperatives around the state.   A list and contact information for these can be found using the following link:

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