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Volunteer Background Check

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.

Our process has transitioned to accommodate electronic submission of applications. This new process will be required starting September 1, 2023. We welcome you to start using this new process now.

Please submit form 581-2281-N page 1 and the corresponding form 581-2282-M documents via ODE Secure File Transfer (Smartsheet)to the program "LEDSCheck"
(School Districts that have access to the Central Login may choose to submit through the traditional Secure File Transfer).

Please mail form 581-2281-N page 3 with a school check to:

Oregon Department of Education
Business Office
Public Service Building
255 Capitol Street NE
Salem, OR 97310

Submitted Volunteer Background Check forms will not be processed until we receive notification from our business office that the payment has been received.


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 or 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 971-208-1974.

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 503-508-8943.

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