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 $30.00 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 Montana Criminal Records for a background report without receiving all documents and fees.
Criminal Justice Information Services
Fingerprint Handout (PDF document) Price increase to $30.00 for Montana Dept. of Justice fees begin March 1st
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Request for another Montana public school to share background information with MSUB
**Government issued ID always required for fingerprinting services and you must know social security number**
Call O Way Fingerprinting
1140 1st Ave. N, Suite 302, Billings
8 am -5 pm M-F walk-in or appointments
plus 2 Saturdays a month by appointment only
Phone: 406-371-3630 (Rahim) or
Call O Way payment is by cash or credit/debit card ($15.00 per card, with student ID $13.00)
Crime Prevention Center (CPC)
2910 3rd Ave. North, Billings
by appointment only
CPC payment is by cash or check only ($15.00 per card)
A mobile business that comes to you in Billings area
Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Phone: 406-698-8911 Call or text for appointment
Payment can be made by cash or CC/Debit ($15 per card)
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…..contact 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 background report. See information in the Fingerprint Handout.
On Campus Fingerprinting
**Watch for upcoming on campus dates.**