**Due to COVID-19, the Berks County Intermediate Unit’s Main Office fingerprinting location is temporarily closed until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation. Please check back for updates.**
The Berks County Intermediate Unit’s Main Office is an official Identogo Center, offering fingerprinting for FBI Criminal Background Checks.
To use the BCIU’s fingerprinting services, individuals must register in advance with Identogo. Walk-in service is allowed but all applicants are required to complete pre-enrollment either online or over the phone. Online registration is available 24 hours at identogo.com. Registration via phone is available at 1-844-321-2101, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.
The registration website is available online 24 hours/day, seven days per week at https://uenroll.identogo.com. Telephonic registration is available at 1-844-321-2101 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. During the pre-enrollment process, all demographic data for the applicant is collected (name, address, etc.) along with notices about identification requirements and other important information.
There is a fee of $22.60 for the fingerprint service and to secure an unofficial copy of the Criminal History Record. Major Credit Cards as well as Money orders or cashier’s checks payable to MorphoTrust will be accepted on site for those applicants who are required to pay individually. No cash transactions or personal checks are allowed.
To use the Berks County Intermediate Unit’s fingerprinting services, individuals must select the BCIU Main Office (1111 Commons Boulevard, Reading, PA 19612) as their location of choice when registering.
Regular hours of operations:
Monday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Please Note: Hours of operation are subject to change based on holidays, closings, delays, and summer hours.
At the fingerprint site the Enrollment Agent (EA) manages the fingerprint collection process. The fingerprint transaction begins when the EA reviews the applicant’s qualified State or Federal photo ID before processing the applicant’s transaction. A list of approved ID type may be found on the IDEMIA website at identogo.com. Applicants will not be processed if they cannot produce an acceptable photo ID. After the identity of the applicant has been established, all 10 fingers are scanned to complete the process.
For the public or private school or higher education institution to access the official report via the electronic system, applicants must present their UEID to the hiring entity (as shown on the receipt provided after fingerprint capture). This process allows an applicant to provide multiple potential employers with their UEID, as the report is linked to the UEID number and not assigned to a specific school.
If an applicant has lost their receipt or needs to confirm the UEID, the applicant may visit the UEP website (identogo.com) and simply check the status of their file by providing alternate personal information. Applicants will enter their personal information after clicking in the lower portion of that screen to obtain their receipt with the UEID.
Applicants will receive an unofficial copy of their report. However, the school is required to review the official CHRI online and print a file copy of the CHRI if the applicant is hired by the school or their contractor, or if the applicant is approved for student teaching.
More information regarding fingerprinting locations and the process for obtaining an FBI fingerprint based background check report may be found at identogo.com.
Applicants and schools with policy questions may contact PDE at (717) 783-3750 or RA-PDE-SchoolService@pa.gov.
Fingerprint Services Customer Service Call Center: 1-844-321-2101.
Frequently Asked Questions: https://www.identogo.com/locations/pennsylvania