Services and Programs

Fingerprinting Center

Intermediate Unit 1 has agreed to be a site for fingerprinting applicants. In order to be fingerprinted, all applicants must have:

  • A Cogent Systems confirmation number
  • A valid photo ID
  • A money order or cashier’s check made payable to “Cogent Systems”

Applicants must register prior to going to a fingerprint site. Visit the Cogent Systems website to register online, or call 1-888-439-2486, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST to register via telephone. Once registered, all applicants will receive a confirmation number which will be needed at the fingerprinting center.

The fee for the FBI clearance is as follows:

Reason Fee
Education-related purposes $28.75
Welfare-related purposes $27.50
Transportation-related purposes $8.00

Payment can be made online with a credit card or by bringing a money order/cashiers check payable to Cogent Systems to the fingerprinting site. No cash or personal checks will be accepted.

The IU1 Fingerprinting Center is located next to the first floor lobby of the IU1 Central Office Building, One Intermediate Unit Drive, in Coal Center. When arriving at the IU1 Central Office, please check in with the receptionist at the front desk. Hours of operation are 8:00 am–11:30 am, Monday through Friday only. Please note the Fingerprinting Center will be unavailable on scheduled closings. In case of inclement weather, please call 724-938-3241 ext. 221 to verify availability.

Fingerprints will be scanned electronically, sent to the Pennsylvania State Police, and submitted by the State Police to the FBI. The FBI will send results to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). Results of the Federal Criminal History Report will be forwarded to the applicant by PDE.

If you have a large group to be fingerprinted, please call 724-938-3241 ext. 221.

For More Information

For more information about the Fingerprinting Center and services, or if you have any questions, please contact:

IU1 Fingerprinting Center
724-938-3241 ext. 221