Two women getting fingerprints takenThe 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 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.

Submit fingerprint card, fees, and documents in person to the Administrative Associate in the Office of Educational Theory and Practice (ETP) Room 261 or Licensure Officer, Room 262.

All mailed fingerprint cards should be addressed to Jennifer Burns, Licensure Officer
COE Rm. 262, 1500 University Drive, Billings, MT 59101. 

Questions contact Jennifer Burns, Licensure Officer, , (406)-657-2293. 

Fingerprint/Background Check Process Information

Fingerprint Handout (PDF document)
Price increase to $30.00 for Montana Dept. of Justice fees began March 1, 2019

When obtaining fingerprint cards you may let the fingerprinting agent know that we will provide the information for the Employer and Address, Reason Fingerprinted, ORI, and OCA sections of the fingerprint card prior to sending to the Montana Department of Justice for your report.

Frequently Asked Questions

Self-Disclosure Form

Request for another Montana public school to share background information with MSUB

Need your MSUB Criminal Background Report to be sent to another to another school?

We can redisseminate your background report to another Montana Public School District only if you complete the Request for Redissemination of Background Check Information (from MSUB). Due to Federal Laws reports cannot be sent out-of-state, to private schools or to other agents.

Free Campus Notary Services - obtained in the College of Education and in other MSUB Campus offices

  • Cathy Buettner, College of Education, Rm. 261
  • Jennifer Burns, College of Education, Rm. 262

See for a complete listing of MSUB Notaries - Government-issued ID required for notary services.

Fingerprinting Services

On Campus Fingerprinting Services will be available:

October 29th, 2019   9:30 – 1:00
October 30th, 2019   3:00 – 5:00


Fingerprinting services will be located in the College of Education, 2nd floor Foyer. The fingerprint card can be obtained for a discounted fee of $10.00 payable by cash, debit or credit card.

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

Crime Prevention

2910 3rd Avenue North
Billings, MT

Cash or Check Only
$15.00 per card

by appointment only

Call O Way Fingerprinting

1140 1st Avenue North, Suite 302
Billings, MT
406-371-3630 (Rahim)
406-281-3473 (Amber)

By appointment only Mon-Sat
provides same-day appointments

Elite Investigations

100 North 27th St., Suite 600 – C or 
Mobile service that can come to you in Billings
406-698-8911 (call/text for appointment)

7 days a week - Times are by appointment

Cash preferred or Debit/Credit Card
$15.00 per card
$12.00 with student ID and cash payment

Laurel Police Department

215 West 1st, Laurel Montana

Prefer no phone calls
Use non-emergency # only

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

Exact Cash, Check, Credit/Debit Card
$10.00 per card

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

** Please Note**Additional documents plus check or money order to MT Department of Justice for $30.00 will be needed to obtain a background report. See information in the Fingerprint Handout.