Prior to student teaching, all teacher candidates must complete a pre-residency clearance and a fingerprint check. Without these items, teacher candidates cannot participate in their student-teaching internships. SPU requires these items in order to be compliant with Washington State law RCW 28A.410.010.

How do I get my pre-residency and fingerprint clearance?

To learn about the pre-residency and fingerprinting process, please view the following video:

To obtain pre-residency and fingerprint clearance, please follow the steps in our Fingerprint How To Rev 7_19_2017.

Additional Resources:

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI):

E-Certification College Candidate User Guide: