In order to volunteer in area schools, you may have to complete additional training and/or submit to another background check.

Please choose your school to check the requirements:

District of Columbia Public Schools



Requirements include:

Online training

Fingerprinting and CPS clearance: 

All volunteers, including parents, must complete the DCPS Clearance process before volunteer services can be provided. To complete the DCPS Clearance process, complete the following steps:

  1. Complete the online Clearance Application, here: DCPS Clearance Application

  2. Complete a TB test or obtain documentation showing cleared TB test results from the last 12 months

  3. Report to DCPS Central Office (1200 First Street NE, 10th Floor) during operating hours to complete the fingerprinting process:
    Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm and Fridays from 8 am - 3 pm. TB test results must be provided upon reporting to Central Office for fingerprints*. Individuals who fail to produce TB test results from the last 12 months will be denied fingerprinting services. *College/University students who submitted a TB test when enrolling in school can have their health center sign this form: College/University Student – Request to Waive TB Test

  4. Wait 3-10 business days for a clearance letter, indicating cleared fingerprinting results.

More information

District of Columbia Charter Schools


Tech Prep


These schools have accepted ACE DC's policies for background check and training. There are no additional steps. 

Montgomery County, Md


Requirements include:

Online Training found HERE (link on the right)

Frequently asked Questions

The online training must be repeated every three years. 

Prince George's County, Md


Requirements include:

Online training

Fingerprinting and CPS clearance: 

Fingerprint background checks 

COST: $56.57 (ACE Reimburses)

SERVICE LOCATION: Sasscer Administration Building Background Unit - Room 128

Building Background Unit - Room 128
14201 School Lane, Upper Marlboro

HOURS: Monday-Friday • 8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m

CPS Clearance checks  


SERVICE LOCATION: Sasscer Administration Building Employee Services Center - Room 124
14201 School Lane, Upper Marlboro

HOURS: Monday-Friday • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m 

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Fairfax County, Virginia






Requirements include:

Submit Volunteer Application

Fingerprinting (paid for by school)

For fingerprinting: 

Go to the FCPS Gatehouse Administration Center I at 8115 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. with the following:

  • Complete the Fingerprint Form (HR-8). The form must be completed and signed by the principal or designee from the desired school at the time you submit the HR-3.

  • Photo ID

  • Adequate time to complete several additional forms and get fingerprinted*

Find More Information Here

Arlington County, Virginia


Requirements include:

Submit a Volunteer Application

Once completed, submit application to:

Once the application form has been received:

  • You will be notified by e-mail or phone that your application has been received

  • A brief background check will be conducted

  • Phone interview will be completed

  • Your references will be contacted

More information can be found HERE

Private Schools


Don Bosco

While the Archdiocese of Washington DC has a volunteer screening and training process, these schools have accepted ACE DC as a contractor and agree to utilize our background and training policies.