Criminal History Review

The Criminal History Review Unit (CHRU) conducts criminal background checks of applicants for positions in New Jersey's public, private schools for students with disabilities, charter, nonpublic schools and authorized school bus contractors through the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). CHRU Telephone: (609)292-0507.

» Criminal History Record Check Status
(Record Check Status is not available online for fourteen (14) days after fingerprinting. The applicant approval information is displayed within the last 5 years only.)

File Authorization And Make Electronic Payment For Criminal History Record Check
(ePayment for initial application including creation of IdentoGO NJ Universal fingerprint form, applicants eligible for the Archive process, transfers and duplicate approval letter requests)

» ePayment Criminal History Record Check Instructions (Word | PDF)

» Chief School Administrator Letters
(Criminal History practices and procedures)

Effective July 1, 2002, the State of New Jersey initiated a new program to process fingerprinting of applicants for employment and licensing

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Regarding the Fingerprint Process