Programs & Services

Background Checks and Fingerprinting Services

Background Checks and Fingerprinting Services


All school employees must have both an Ohio background check (BCII) and a FBI background check at the time of initial employment and periodically thereafter. These checks need to be less than 365 days old to be considered valid for licensing purposes.   Applicants who have background results on file with the ODE within the past 365 days, and who can provide a copy of those results to our office, may not need to be fingerprinted again.


The National FBI and BCII fingerprint results must be submitted electronically to the Ohio Department of Education if you wish WCESC to complete the process.  ODE will not take a paper copy.  Once you receive the result in the mail, WCESC will need an actual copy of the results - not just a receipt that says you completed the process.


Other locations may be available for background checks. You can verify locations by clicking WebCheck Community Listing. Be sure to verify that the location has capability to do both the Ohio and National WebCheck transactions.


Employees with multiple licenses only need to submit the required background checks when they are applying for the renewal of the license or permit that is of the longest duration.   All other employees, even those that hold a permanent certificate, are still required to submit the required background checks once every five years. 


Employees who have lived continuously in Ohio for those five years, however, will only need to submit a FBI background check.  If not, both background checks must be completed.



·       Ohio BCI - $25

·       FBI $42


Forms of Payment Accepted:

·       CASH – exact amount please!

·        Money Order payable to Wood County Educational Service Center



·       Please call to schedule an appointment.

·       Bring a valid driver’s license with you at the time of your appointment.



For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call Stephanie Dyar at 419.354.9010.