Fingerprint Process

Traverse City Area Public Schools and the State of Michigan require a state and FBI fingerprint background check be conducted for all new employees.

Scheduling an Appointment

To schedule an appointment for fingerprinting, please contact Joyce Julian at 231.933.1710. There will be a $64 fee to complete the process ($44.75 fingerprinting fee by the State of Michigan and a $19.25 processing fee by TCAPS). Payment can be made by a Visa or Mastercard credit/debit card or a cashier’s check/money order. Cash or personal checks cannot be accepted. Payment must be made at the time of appointment. A receipt will be provided. If requested by the employee, fingerprint results will be copied and forwarded to other public schools employers with similar requirements.

The following TCAPS human resources representatives have access to criminal justice information for the purpose of conducting criminal background checks on employees: Dr. Cindy Berck Interim LASO, Joyce Julian, Kim Gribi, Jaime Esper and Erika Lahti.