• Fingerprinting


    North Cook ISC provides fingerprint-based Criminal History Records Information (CHRI) checks through the Illinois State Police and the FBI for educators. Appointments last for approximately 20-30 minutes. Background checks are usually processed within a week, but in rare cases, results can take as long as eight weeks.

    PLEASE NOTE: These services are ONLY available to educators that will be working at a North Cook school district. Please go to the North Cook Districts page on our website to see a complete list of both elementary and high school districts.

    To schedule an appointment, click on the BOOK APPOINTMENT NOW button BELOW. Please bring the following with you to your North Cook appointment:

    • Complete the FINGERPRINT AUTHORIZATION & RELEASE/FBI PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT FORM (click to download this fillable .pdf document)
      You may have already received this form from your school district's HR department. Otherwise, this two-page form can be downloaded, opened, and filled out in Adobe Reader. Click on Adobe Acrobat Reader for a free download of this program.

    • A valid photo ID such as an IL Driver's License or passport. University or school IDs are not acceptable forms of identification.

    • A credit card for payment using Square – This is the only form of payment that will be accepted.
      • Cost:
        • $50 for Contractual Teachers or Substitute Teachers plus $1.44 credit card processing fee
        • $35 for Student Teachers plus $1.04 credit card processing fee

      • If the cost is paid on your behalf by a school district, you must bring a letter/note on district letterhead to the appointment as verification.

      • To schedule an appointment using the BOOK APPOINTMENT NOW button, there are only 3 steps to complete:
        • Screen 1:  Select a type of service
        • Screen 2:  Select a date and time
        • Screen 3:  Enter your details – Required information includes your cell phone number, email address, first and last name. Appointment notes are optional, but if you know the name of the school district where you will be working, please list the school district's name and district number here (see Screen 3 example below).

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      • You will receive a confirmation of your appointment via email and a text message. As stated at the bottom of the the details screen, Square will automatically create an account for you with Square Appointments. You can return to this page, click on the BOOK APPOINTMENT NOW button again, and sign in using your cell phone number to make changes at any time.

    If you have any questions or need help, please contact:

    Izabela Kuczek
    Licensure Specialist
    Fax: 847-803-3708