ODE offers two background check options.
Option 1: Law Enforcement Data System (LEDS) Check
Current LEDS check fees are $5 per applicant. (February 2022 and onward)
Please note that our system only checks criminal records within the state of Oregon.
Criminal History Verification of Applicants for Public School Employment. Must be submitted with 581-2282-M or 581-2282-M Spanish. Up to 5 names can be submitted on each sheet.
581-2282-M Spanish Version
Criminal History Verification of Applicants. Must be completed for each applicant.
For more information on LEDS Checks, email
ODE LEDS Check or call (503) 947-5887.
Option 2: Fingerprinting
Prior to submitting fingerprints for non-employment purposes, the district or school must have an approved policy on file with ODE.
Current non-employment fingerprinting fees are $66 per applicant. (February 2022 and onward)
This is nationwide check. Please review the Fingerprint-Based Criminal History Checks for School Volunteers Memo for further instructions.
For more information on Fingerprinting,
email ODE Fingerprinting or call (503) 947-5874.
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