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Fingerprinting Services Available at IU13 (Open to Public)

UPDATE: 11/8/17 - IU13 will no longer be providing fingerprinting services. More details are available here.


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Effective May 11, 2015, IU13 has become an official 3M Cogent fingerprinting site for Lancaster and Lebanon counties. In response to Act 114 of 2006, Section 111 of the Pennsylvania Public School Code, which requires fingerprint-based background checks for nearly everyone working with children, there was a need for additional fingerprinting sites in Lancaster and Lebanon counties. IU13 worked with 3M Cogent to become an official site for the service.

“This is a value-added service to our community,” commented Dr. Brian Barnhart, Executive Director of IU13. “Protecting children is a responsibility we all share. Being able to support our school districts and community members as they navigate the logistics of this Act is part of our work at IU13. We are here to serve.” 

IU13 will operate the fingerprinting services at their main offices in Lancaster and Lebanon counties. The service is open to anyone in the public needing fingerprinting per Act 114. IU13 will also bring the equipment (and trained staff) on site for a fee.


*DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER, please check the IU13 website Delays/Cancellations page for possible delayed openings or closings which will affect fingerprinting hours.

For questions, please contact Bonnie Mutari at 717-606-1953 or

Walk-in Service - No appointments are needed during the normal hours of operation**. Appointments are not needed, nor can they be taken. This is a walk-in service only. 

PLEASE NOTE: The payment and application process via Cogent (Applicant Fingerprinting Online Services) is required before you arrive for fingerprinting, however. Please register using one of the links above or visit Thank you!