State Applicant Fingerprint Indentification System

SAFIS Information (State Applicant Fingerprint Identification System) In September 2013, Governor Patrick signed into law, Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2013, “An Act Relative to Background Checks.” This law expands on what we as public schools already do with Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks. It requires a fingerprint-based state and national criminal record check for all school employees, student teachers and substitute teachers.

The State Applicant Fingerprint Identification System (SAFIS) MorphoTrust USA IdentoGo™ has been created for implementing this system. MorphoTrust has opened a site at the Hilton Garden Inn at 35 Major Taylor Boulevard in Worcester to collect fingerprints.

To register:

Select Online Scheduling and follow the instructions.

Or by phone at (866) 349-8130

You will be required to provide the Dudley-Charlton Regional School District DESE Organization Code (also called Provider ID Number): 0658000. If you are working in one of our schools, please use the following codes which apply to the specific building that you work in:

  • Shepherd Hill: 06580505
  • Dudley Middle School: 06580305
  • Charlton Middle School: 06580310
  • Dudley Elementary School: 06580005
  • Heritage School: 06580030
  • Mason Road School: 06580010
  • Charlton Elementary School: 06580020

*If you work in multiple buildings, please use the Main Organization Code: 06580000

Individuals will pay a fee to comply with this requirement:
  • $35 – Non-licensed employees
  • $55 – DESE Licensed Professionals

Substitute teachers are school employees under the law and, therefore, must submit their fingerprints for the state and national background checks. If a substitute teacher holds an educator license issued under M.G.L. C. 71, §38G, the fee will be $55. Otherwise, the $35 fee will apply.