School Administrative Unit #9

Background Checks

Background Check

In accordance with NH RSA189-13a, SAU#9 requires all staff, substitutes, volunteers and contracted service providers to complete a criminal history records check through the NH Criminal Records Unit, with results received at the SAU#9 office, BEFORE they will be approved for hire and/or allowed in schools. 

DUE TO COVID-19, THE CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS CHECK PROCESS HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY MODIFIED: Currently, the state police barracks are closed for printing due to COVID-19. As a result, we are directing all candidates to go to the Conway Police Department for fingerprinting at this time. Applicants will be required to wear a mask during printing. You must bring your own as Conway PD will not have masks available.


  1. Pick up CHRC packet at the SAU #9 office. Or print these two forms at home: 
     - Authorization Form - complete and sign middle section  *notarization is no longer required and fees are now $48.25 employees / $21.25 volunteers
     - SAU#9 Tracking Form - complete top section only

   2. Get Printed at CONWAY POLICE DEPARTMENT: Note: they charge a $10.00 ($20.00 for
       non-resident) administrative fee at time of printing (see fee breakout below). You need a valid ID for
       printing. There are limited hours, please call ahead to make sure they are printing 603-356-5715. Applicants will be           required to wear a mask during printing. You must bring your own as Conway PD will not have masks available.

     3. Return to the SAU #9 office ASAP with the following items:

  • Authorization Form - complete and sign middle section   *notarization is no longer required and fees are now $48.25 employees / $21.25 volunteers
  •  SAU#9 Tracking Form - complete top section only
  •  Applicant Livescan Site Form (given at printing agency upon completion of printing) *must have tracking number on it.
  • A check for the FBI & NH Clearance fee. Check made out to: State of NH - Criminal Records
    -  Volunteers: $21.25
    -  Employees/Substitutes/Contracted Service: $48.25

**PLEASE NOTE: Finger print submissions will only be held for 30 days by the state police. The finger print submission will not be processed until all necessary forms (see above) and fees have been submitted. It is important that you return all necessary documents to the SAU #9 office ASAP after printing so they may be submitted in a timely manner. Please allow up to 4 weeks for fingerprint submissions to be processed.

Fee Breakout for Printing at Conway Police Department

Applicant Type Administrative Fee
(Collected at time of printing)
FBI & NH Clearance Fee Due 
(Collected at SAU office)
Made out to: State of NH Criminal Records
Total Fees
Volunteer  $10.00
$20 - non-Conway residents
$21.25 $31.25
Employee / Substitute or
Contracted Service
$20 - non-Conway residents
 $48.25 $58.25

Volunteer & Substitute Information

SAU#9 relies heavily on volunteers to support our co-curricular activities as well as field trips, ESSC program and in-classroom projects.  If you are interested in volunteering please contact your school, or come to the SAU#9 office to pick up the required paperwork. 
**Please note, if you are volunteering for a specific activity/event, please start your paperwork no less than 4 weeks prior to the event to allow for your background check results to arrive.


All substitute paperwork, including the your background check results must be on file at the SAU#9 office before you can be added to the list. If you are interested in becoming a substitute at any one of our 7 schools, please come to the SAU#9 office for a packet.
**Please allow for up to 4 weeks for your background check results to arrive.

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