Fingerprinting is required for the Owner/Operator, On-Site Provider, Household Members over the age of 18, Assistants, Alternate Providers, Alternate Assistants, Substitutes as well as all Employees and Volunteers in accordance with New York State law and OCFS child care regulations.
PLEASE NOTE: Fingerprint cards have been replaced with an automated fingerprint imaging process.
1. Anyone who has been previously fingerprinted by OCFS for the purposes of child day care or foster care or adoption approval, fingerprints may not need to be taken again. Contact your licensor or registrar before continuing.
2. If anyone has not been fingerprinted by OCFS before, you must go to an authorized digital imaging center in New York State.
3. The Request for NYS Fingerprinting Services Form must be completed accurately with no blank fields. Use the information from this form when making the appointment. When being fingerprinted for child day care purposes, please disregard the foster care/adoption fields.
4. On the day of the fingerprinting appointment:
Additional “Request for NYS Fingerprinting Services” forms (OCFS-4930) are available online at http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/forms/day_care/ or by calling 518-473-0971 (refer to form number OCFS 4930).
If you have additional questions, please contact your licensor or registrar.
Last updated August 7, 2017