Fingerprinting is an important process that many employers require in order for a person to obtain a job. Fingerprinting clearance is done to check a person’s background to make sure that he or she has never been convicted of a crime that would prevent him or her from obtaining the job in question. Jobs like teachers and day-care workers need to be fingerprinted to ensure that children who come into contact with these professionals are being taught and taken care of by someone who has not broken the law or been convicted of a crime. As the researcher who lives in North Carolina it was very difficult finding what the fingerprint process is. One would think that every state would require that any teacher seeking employment to teach at a school would need to go through a fingerprinting process to receive clearance to prove that no criminal offenses have been done by that teacher. The State of North Carolina does not require fingerprinting to be done (Teach.com, n.d.). Some counties may require fingerprinting to be done but the entire state does not. Not being able to find this information for North Carolina has led this researcher to look at another state to see what that state’s requirements are. Fingerprinting for Arizona
The State of Arizona allows a person seeking employment, professional license, or admittance into an educational program to apply for a Fingerprint Clearance Card. The Card is a small laminated card, similar to a driver’s license, which verifies that said person is capable of legal and gainful employment based on his criminal background or lack thereof (Higbee & Associates, 2011). Some offenses that would preclude a teacher candidate for being able to receive a fingerprint clearance are those applicants required to register as a sex offender, or who have been convicted of or are awaiting trial for first or second degree murder, sexual assault, child abuse, molestation of a child, sexual abuse, assault, theft,...
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