We provide electronic fingerprinting by appointment for all educators through Live Scan.

To make an appointment, contact Gail McKinney, Instructional Secretary.

870-338-6461 or

Great Rivers is located on the Phillips Community College campus behind the T&I Building. Fingerprints are completed in the Great Rivers Education Service Cooperative Instructional Building (Building #4).

Step One: Online Background Check Consent Form

Step Two: Background Check Payment

Step Three: List of Approved Live Scan Locations

  • In-state applicants proceed to your nearest Approved Live Scan Location to complete the fingerprinting process. Bring photo ID, copy of consent form, and a copy of payment receipt with Transaction ID (electronic copy is acceptable).

  • Out-of-state applicants must obtain a pre-printed fingerprint card from the Arkansas Department of Education. Please submit your name and mailing address to:

Step Four: Arkansas Child Maltreatment Central Registry Check

  • Please complete form, have form notarized, and mail form and payment to the address printed on the form.

Step Five: Employability Status

  • Please allow four weeks for the employability status to be determined before contacting Arkansas Department of Education