Dawson Education Cooperative will be providing fingerprint scanning for member school districts. In order for a person to have a Livescan fingerprint, they will need to get a copy of the transaction id# found on the payment receipt,fill out the Background Check Consent form online, and submit it to ADE. Please bring a printed copy of the consent form when coming to Dawson to do your fingerprints. School employees must contact their school district on procedures for the transaction id#. Dawson will not be able to do a Fingerprint Livescan without it! Please note: new hires, transfers, and renewals are only required to have a background check and fingerprint scan.

Consent form link:

background check payment link:

School District Instructions - Click Here

Updates - Click Here

For More Information Contact:

Dawson Education Cooperative
Attn: Amanda Stamps
711 Clinton St.
Arkadelphia, AR 71923

(870)246-3077 ext. 131

Once you arrive at DEC, go into Building 4 and go to the first office to the right. Amanda Stamps, Michael Arnold or David Ashbaugh will assist you.

Hours: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Monday through Thursday 


(Please note: you do not need an appointment, but please call during the months of June, July, and the first two weeks of August due to high demands and let us know you are coming.)