The state of Arizona requires a fingerprint clearance card prior to approving the substitute teaching certificate. *Individual districts may require additional background checks. Please review ‘background check’ located in the application for those specific details.
- To obtain a fingerprint clearance card, visit the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
- Fingerprint cards can take four to six weeks to process.
- The cost is about $75.00 but can vary by vendor location.
- Fingerprint clearance cards are valid for six years.