• 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



    Click HERE for Instructions

    Click HERE for the required NPPD form

    Current SCS employees can skip this step.

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