Legal Responsibilities

Criminal History Background Check

Overview Video Tutorial

How do I complete a NJ DOE Criminal History Review using the William Paterson University identification code?

  1. If you have never been fingerprinted for the NJ DOE (for a school position including substitute, bus driver, aide, coach etc.)
  • New Applicant Request: Follow the directions these directions for being fingerprinted using WP reporting codes: County Code: 31, District Code: 7310, School Code 001.

  1. If you have been fingerprinted for the NJ DOE for a school position other than a bus driver or substitute teacher
  • Archive your fingerprints using these directions using WP reporting codes: County Code: 31, District Code: 7310, School Code 001. 

  1. If you have been fingerprinted for the NJ DOE for a bus driver or substitute teacher school
  • Transfer your fingerprints using these directions using WP reporting codes: County Code: 31, District Code: 7310, School Code 001.

How do I get my Criminal History Review results?

Applicant Approval Employment History: Print out the Employee Approval Form, the result of the Criminal History Review.