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. 


Currently, both the local police stations and state police barracks are closed for printing due to COVID-19. As a result, the criminal records unit is only able do the NH state clearance portion of the background check at this time. This is done at a reduced fee (see below).

NOTE: Once places are back up for printing, individuals who completed only the state clearance in this transition time would then need to complete the FBI portion. Cost for the FBI portion would be minus the NH clearance fee already submitted. (ex: $48.25 minus $25 state clearance fee already submitted = $23.25 for employees)

Process for NH state clearance
Bring the following items to the SAU9 office dropbox:
  1. Authorization Form - complete and sign middle section  *notarization is no longer required
  2. SAU#9 Tracking Form - complete top section only
  3. Check made out to: State of NH - Criminal Records
    - Volunteers: $10.00
    - Employees/Substitutes/Contracted Service: $25.00
Individuals will be temporarily approved pending fingerprinting and the completion of the FBI portion of the background check. *We will notify individuals from the SAU office as to when they can complete the FBI portion and the process for this.


Fee Breakout

Applicant Type  NH Clearance Fee 
(Due Now)
Remaining FBI Fee Due 
(Due once printing is back up)
Total Fees
Volunteer  $10.00 $11.25 $21.25
Employee / Substitute /
Contracted Service
 $25.00  $23.25 $48.25

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