Background Check Instructions

Directions to complete background check/fingerprinting:

Criminal history background checks are performed by fingerprint search by 3M/Cogent, the company contracted by the state of Missouri for this service. This background check is a national/FBI background check. Appointments can be made on the Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS): www.machs.mo.gov
  1. Click to schedule appointment for background check by fingerprints
  2. Click to enter 4 digit registration number
  3. Fill out the form using the appropriate 4 digit registration number: 

1624 Certified/Teachers Positions
1625 Substitute Teachers
1626 Uncertified/Support Staff
1627 Bus Drivers

The cost for background checks can be paid on-line or at the testing site.

Testing sites in our area are listed on the website and below:

Goin Postal
1302 Platte Falls Road
Platte City, MO 64079
Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
816-858-7234

ARCpoint Labs of Kansas City
3917 Broadway Blvd., Suite A
Kansas City, MO 64111
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
816-759-0116

ARCpoint Labs of Kansas City
4321 NE Vivion Road, Suite 100
Kansas City, MO 64119
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
816-399-4202

The UPS Store #4799
105 S Jefferson Street Suite C-3
Kearney, MO 64060
816-903-4877
M-F 8:00am-6:00pm, Sat 9:00am-4:00pm

The Staffing Center
2620 North Belt Highway
St. Joseph, MO 64506
816-676-0303
M-F 8:30am-4:00pm

Mail and Copy Plus
12641 Antioch Rd
Overland Park, KS 66213
913-851-2100
M-F 11:30am-4:30pm, Sat 9:00am-3:00pm

All employees of the West Platte School District are also required to complete screening through the Missouri State Highway Patrol Child Abuse and Neglect Registry. The original completed and signed form (SHP-159J) should be completed and forwarded to the Central Office.

If you have questions or need assistance registering please contact Cogent at (877) 862-2425.