Important Notice

An FBI fingerprint background check will be conducted on all new hires of the Las Cruces Public Schools at a cost to the employee of $44.00. Employment is contingent upon the results of the background check

Las Cruces Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Review the sections below for an overview of the background check procedures for licensed personnel, unlicensed personnel and university students.

Licensed Personnel

All fingerprinting will be conducted at Security Concepts. You will need to register online PRIOR to going for fingerprinting at www.cogentid.com or by phone at (877) 996-6277. For the background check there is a $44.00 dollar fee that is paid by a credit card or a money order made payable to: Cogent

During the registration process you will be asked for an ORI

SELECT: PUBLIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT (NM920140Z) from the list

REASON: 22-10-3-3 TEACHER LICENSURE (use this default choice)

This will send your report to the New Mexico Public Education Department.

Take your registration with a valid photo ID to Security Concepts which is located at 130 North Solano. They are open Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for fingerprinting.

Unlicensed Personnel

All fingerprinting will be conducted at Security Concepts. You will need to register online PRIOR to going for fingerprinting at www.cogentid.com or by phone at (877) 996-6277. For the background check there is a $44.00 dollar fee that is paid by a credit card or a money order made payable to: Cogent

During the registration process you will be asked for an ORI

SELECT: LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOL (NM930046Z) from the list

REASON: 22-10A-5 SCHOOL EMPLOYMENT

This will send your report to the Human Resources Office of the Las Cruces Public Schools.

Take your registration with a valid photo ID to Security Concepts which is located at 130 North Solano. They are open Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for fingerprinting.

Employment is contingent upon the results of the background check

University Students

All fingerprinting will be conducted at Security Concepts. You will need to register online PRIOR to going for fingerprinting at www.cogentid.com or by phone at (877) 996-6277. For the background check there is a $44.00 dollar fee that is paid by a credit card or a money order made payable to: Cogent

During the registration process you will be asked for an ORI

SELECT: LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOL (NM930046Z) from the list

REASON: 22-10-3-3 SCHOOL EMPLOYMENT (use this default choice)

This will send your report to the Human Resources Office of the Las Cruces Public Schools.

Take your registration with a valid photo ID to Security Concepts which is located at 130 North Solano. They are open Monday through Thursday between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for fingerprinting.

Placement is contingent upon the results of the background check.