Information on Obtaining an Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card

Arizona law requires certificated employees to maintain a valid fingerprint clearance card during the period of the certificate. This is not optional. Being able to show a valid fingerprint clearance card or show proof of application is a requirement of the Arizona Department of Education. 

Mesa Public Schools works in coordination with the Arizona Department of Education to insure that all certificated employees including substitute teachers possess a valid fingerprint clearance card to be in compliance with A.R.S 15-534.

Effective January 1, 2008, per Arizona State Statute A.R.S. 15-106, all teachers and persons who are required to be fingerprinted to work in the classroom are required to have an Identity Verified Prints (IVP) fingerprint clearance card.

To request an IVP packet from the Arizona Department of Public Safety or for questions call (602) 223-2279.  You can also visit their website at