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 Information Handout (PDF document)
You must follow this process to obtain a background report for education programs. Be sure to submit all five items – Fingerprint card, fees, and documents.

Sample Fingerprint Card

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

  • Jennifer Burns, College of Education, Rm. 262

Complete listing of MSUB Notaries - Government-issued ID required for notary services.

Campus Fingerprinting Services

MSUB University Police Department

1st Floor of the Poly Drive Parking Garage

Cash or Check Only
$10.00 1st card, $5.00 per additional card

By appointment only; schedule through University Police

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

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 (Currently not providing services)

100 North 27th St., Suite 600 – C 

Laurel Police Department (Currently not providing services)

215 West 1st, Laurel Montana



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.