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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.

  • 581-2281-N

    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 (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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