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The State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) requires all applicants to submit fingerprints for a national criminal history background check. Candidates must submit their fingerprints electronically using the Texas Department of Public Safety's (DPS) approved vendor, MorphoTrust/Identogo. Once payment for fingerprinting has been submitted in ECOS, the applicant will be "pre-enrolled," and MorphoTrust/Identogo will send the applicant an email with information on how to schedule an appointment. The email will be sent from the address - [email protected].


The total fingerprinting background check fee for a certificate applicant in Texas is $50.25, $40.25 of which is paid in ECOS via credit card during the application process. An additional $10.00 is paid to MorphoTrust/IdentoGo at the time of appointment scheduling. A valid photo ID is required at the time of the appointment. Texas Education Agency (TEA) receives the fingerprinting results 5-7 business days after the fingerprint appointment.


See the document below for instructions on creating your TEAL account and scheduling your fingerprinting. 


Click here to create/access your TEAL Account.