Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Fingerprints Needed...Again!

Last Fall, I was fingerprinted for the School District in order to continue volunteering. That was a pretty cool experience, having it done digitally.

I received a letter this past week from the State of California regarding my nursing license renewal that is due in November. Because I became licensed before 1998, I have been informed that as part of my license renewal, I must be fingerprinted.

I contacted the school district in regards to how I could obtain those records or direct the State to where they are. The school district returned my call and informed me that they don't share fingerprinting records. Grrr. Now I have to find a place that does the digital fingerprints and pay the processing fees for both the Department of Justice and the FBI, in addition to a fee that the facility charges. Right now I'm looking at paying about $70 to be fingerprinted when I was fingerprinted at the school district for free. I don't suppose they'd take my word that "I'm clean, have no felonies, convictions, etc". LOL. Oh well, it's a small price to pay to have such a profession to fall back on or even return to someday.

1 comment:

Joy Howse said...

That is frustrating. I know that sometimes school districts don't even share with other districts, let alone sharing with other professions. Finally they came up with a co-op, where you could pay a little more and have your fingerprints accessed by multiple districts, think it was like $90 instead of the $70. Doubt it would cross over to the nursing field though.
We know though that you are trying to hide something. :) j/k Happy fingerprinting!!