MOVECHS FBI Fingerprinting National Background Check

The FBI fingerprinting national background check is required for all students enrolled in a course in which the student will interact with children or other individuals in some capacity. The FBI fingerprinting national background check must be obtained to meet requirements of the course assignment(s). 

PLEASE NOTE: MSU FBI MOVECHS Fingerprinting is NOT the same as the DESE FBI Fingerprinting that is required for a substitute certificate and certification. 

MOVECHS Waiver and Fingerprinting procedure:

  1. You must complete the MOVECHS Waiver Agreement form found at My Missouri State > Teacher Education Resources box/card > MOVECHS Waiver prior to beginning the registration process for MOVECHS FBI fingerprinting. Use Google Chrome.
  2. Print or save the MOVECHS FBI fingerprinting instructions that display in a new window, after completion of the waiver agreement.
  3. Enter the 4-digit Missouri State University MOVECHS fingerprinting registration code that will be given within the instructions to register on the Missouri Automated Criminal History System (MACHS). The screen will automatically display MSU College of Education.
  4. Follow the screen instructions through completion. If residence is within Missouri, choose the Register for Digital Fingerprinting Services option. If residence is outside Missouri, choose the Fingerprinting Card option. Fingerprinting_Card_template.pdf. Print fingerprinting card on cardstock. Fingerprinting_Cardscan_Instructions_for_IdentoGo.pdf
  5. The cost of a MOVECHS FBI fingerprinting is $41.75.
  6. The fingerprinting result is usually received in approximately one week by the MSU College of Education and entered in MSU Test Scores.

Procedure for Monitoring and Processing FBI Fingerprinting Background Check Findings:

The Professional Education Services office processes MOVECHS FBI fingerprinting background checks and verifies the clearance date of DESE FBI background checks. In the event that there is a “finding” on a student’s record, students will not be allowed to begin their practicum, internship or student teaching until the student has been approved by the program/department to enter or re-enter the classroom.

If the student wishes to challenge the accuracy and completeness of information contained in the finding report, it is the student's responsibility to contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

NOTE: A MOVECHS FBI fingerprinting background check cannot be used when applying for a Substitute Certificate or Initial Teaching Certificate. If you are obtaining a fingerprinting for a Substitute Certificate or Initial Teaching Certificate, a DESE FBI fingerprinting background check registration code must be used.