Electronic Fingerprinting

Fingerprint Schedule

We will be processing fingerprints every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  An appointment is not needed for these times, we will operate on a first come first serve basis.  Prior to arriving at the Co-op please have your background check paperwork completed, signed and your transaction ID in hand.  

The new fingerprint form is attached at the bottom of this page.  If you are a teacher getting your licensed renewed, your employer does not have to sign in Section A, otherwise we cannot process your fingerprints unless your employer has signed this section.  After your fingerprints are completed we will mail the form in to the Arkansas Department of Education.  We mail forms each Friday, so please allow enough time for all paperwork to be mailed and processed.

For Electronic Fingerprints Capture



For employees paying for background checks themselves should go to www.ar.gov/ADEbackground and follow the on-screen instructions.


1.    Individuals must provide the following information at the time of fingerprinting:


a.    Transaction number (i.e. EDN000706343) from Arkansas State Police background check

b.    Must show a government issued photo ID


*Please note: You will need to pay online with either a credit or a debit card. Classified is for unlicensed employees and certified is for licensed employees.


School Paying

      1.   The school district must request the background check through the online Criminal Background Check System.

      2.   Administrator will then instruct the applicant to go to Arch Ford during a scheduled time.  Individuals must provide the following information at the time of fingerprinting:

a.      Transaction number (i.e. EDN000706343) from Arkansas State Police background check

b.      Must show a government issued photo ID


If a school district has a large number of applicants they would like to bring at one time, please contact Lindsay Williams at 501-208-5433 or lindsay.williams@archford.org to schedule a day and time.


Schools will be billed through Information Network of Arkansas (INA). No transactions will occur between Arch Ford and the district.

The school district will be able to track the status of the FBI check (fingerprint) at any time by visiting www.arkansas.gov/fbistatus

You will be notified via email when the National/FBI fingerprint based search request result is ready for viewing. The National/FBI fingerprint-based check request should be returned within five (5) business days if not sooner. Please note that you will not receive a paper copy of the National/FBI fingerprint based check in the mail. Both the state and National/FBI checks will be delivered electronically back to the person or entity that requested the search.

The report will be available to you for fourteen (14) days from when you first view the search results.  Please print for your records as it will no longer be available after fourteen (14) days.  After that time you may log on to the online system and view the details of the search in the “History” tab. 

Lindsay Williams,
Nov 11, 2016, 8:02 AM