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San Diego State University

Department of Child & Family Development

Fingerprinting Requirement 

Child and Family Development students (undergraduate majors and minors) must successfully pass a background check in order to be placed in educational and community settings. Red flag issues which prevent placement may impede progression and successful completion of degree requirements. Instructions for fingerprints for current SDSU students can be found on the CFD Advising Blackboard.

For new incoming transfer students, please follow the instructions below to complete your background clearance. Please know you may not take any community-based classes until the fingerprint process is complete. Please do this right away.

Read the document titled, Fingerprint Letter Final. This document gives step-by-step instructions for completing your fingerprints.

Fingerprint Letter Final.pdf


Use this form to take to a Livescan facility to start the process. Do not use any other form, as this form includes information specific to our department. The Livescan facility will complete the bottom of the form with their information. This is your receipt. Please give a copy of your receipt to Pam Gardner at summer orientation. This way, we know you have started the fingerprint process.

CFD Fingerprint Form.pdf


Please use this form if you have already been cleared through Community Care Licensing. This form will allow you to add your clearance to our license. Complete the top two sections, making certain that you have filled in every item. The only item which may be left out is your Social Security Number. Also complete the Criminal Record Form. Then, give the completed forms, along with a clear copy of your Driver License (front and back), to Pam Gardner in EBA 259. Fingerprint Transfer Request.pdf, Criminal Record Form for Fingerprint.pdf