College of Education

Fingerprint & Background Check Information

The College of Education at Montana State University Billings (MSUB) requires that a national criminal history background check, including fingerprinting, to be completed for all candidates enrolled in the Educator Preparation, ABA, or School Counseling Programs. Candidates cannot be admitted to the programs until this process has been completed. Information regarding this process is located in the Fingerprint Handout link below.


When submitting your fingerprint card to the licensure official, remember to attach a check or money order for $27.25 written out to Criminal Justice Information Services Bureau along with the completed, signed Applicant Rights and Consent to Fingerprint and NCPA/VCA /Applicants documents, and Notarized Self-disclosure. The fingerprint card cannot be mailed to Criminal Justice Bureau for a background report without receiving all documents and fees.

Fingerprinting Services

**Government issued ID always required for fingerprinting services and you must know social security number**


Crime Prevention Center (CPC)

2910 3rd Ave. North, Billings

by appointment only

Phone: 406-247-8590

CPC payment is by cash or check only ($15.00 per card)


Call O Way Fingerprinting

1140 1st Ave. N, Suite 302, Billings

8 am -5 pm M-F walk-in or appointments (beginning 9/17/18) 

plus 2 Saturdays a month by appointment only 

Phone: 406-371-3630 (Rahim) or

                 406-281-3473 (Amber)

Call O Way payment is by cash or credit/debit card ($15.00 per card, with student ID $13.00)


Laurel Police Department

215 W 1st St, Laurel

Walk-in, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

LPD payment is by exact cash ($10 per card), check, debit/credit card

  • Outside the Billings area… your local police or sheriff’s department for information on fingerprinting services


Watch for upcoming on campus dates during the Fall 2018 semester.


** Please Note**--- Additional documents plus check or money order to MT Department of Justice for $27.25 will be needed to obtain background report. See information in the Fingerprint Handout.