• Fingerprinting for Volunteers

    Level 2 Volunteer clearance is required for anyone that:

    • participates in a classroom/school setting where potentially left unattended, or without staff supervision,
    • in a one-on-one setting for tutoring/mentoring a student or handling school funds
    • for all out-of-county or overnight field trips.

    Please note: the school’s principal has the authority to further extend this requirement, or to require to have Level 2 clearance for all volunteers.

    Laws and policies implemented for determination clearance or denial for volunteering are:

    Volunteers that are planning on participating in a field trip that requires Level 2 clearance, or otherwise required to have Level 2 clearance must follow the process described below:

    Prior to making an appointment, you must submit a volunteer application online:

    1. To submit an application, please click here
    2. Create an account
    3. Under Smart Forms, select and submit a volunteer application
    4. ‘Send to Background Processor’
    5. Last, make an appointment by clicking here

    Must bring to the appointment:

    • Photo ID
    • Fee: $38
      (Visa, Master Card, Discover, Money order, Cashier’s Check) (No cash or personal checks accepted, and fees are non-refundable.) Payment is the responsibility of the volunteer.

    For questions, please contact: SCSBFingerprinting@sarasotacountyschools.net

    Alternate Fingerprinting Location

    North Port Police Department 4980 City Hall Blvd.

    North Port, FL 34286

    Walk-ins only, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (excluding observed holidays)

    For fingerprinting questions only, please contact Susan L. Wagner at (941) 429-7403 at the North Port Police Department


    Click HERE for Instructions

    Click HERE for the required NPPD form

    Click HERE for Vechs waiver to be returned to SCSBfingerprinting@sarasotacountyschools.net or call 941-927-9000 ext. 31132 to return form (Release of information form required to view background check results) 

    Current SCS employees can skip this step.

    Please note: A typical L-2 application process takes approx. 2 weeks from the time of fingerprinting.