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Background Checks

All school employees hired after 2013 who work in the schools and may have direct and unmonitored contact with children are required to complete a national background check. It is a condition of employment that all newly hired employees and sub-contractors must be CORI-checked and fingerprinted prior to the start of their assignment. All volunteers in schools need to be CORI'd. Please see the details below.

CORI Form

Please complete this form and bring it with identification to your school front office (volunteers) or to Human Resources with the rest of your new employment packet.

Download CORI Form

Fingerprinting

Register with Identogo

To register for fingerprinting, visit the state-approved vendor IndentoGo. They have locations in Haverhill, Methuen, Danvers, Billerica, Everett and Waltham. Bring an appropriate form of identification and the appointment confirmation page with you to the fingerprinting center.

  • North Andover's "Provider ID" is 02110000

  • $35 fee for non-licensed employees (teaching assistants, custodians, clerical staff, cafeteria employees & seasonal staff) 

  • $55 fee for license-holders (teachers & administrators) 

  • You will need to pay with a credit card when registering online.

Suitability Letters

If you have worked in another school system and had fingerprints done for that system already, you can request a "letter of suitability" from your previous workplace in order to avoid having to process them again. Include your name, DOB, and timeframe for your employment, as well as, an email address or mailing address as to where the letter should be sent. Letters generally take 3-5 days to generate.

For more general information about background screenings, please visit: http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/dcjis