Fingerprinting Instructions for Applicants

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Social Work Program requires you to undergo a fingerprint-based background check as part of the Field Education application process.  General instructions for that process are listed below: 


  • Prior to being fingerprinted please fill out and sign the fingerprinting release form and submit complete form to the UTC Social Work Department office located at Hunter Hall 209.
  • Fingerprinting Release Form for UTC SW (this form must be completed and submitted to the Social Work Department PRIOR to the applicant beginning the background check process).
  • Register online with IdentoGo prior to going out to their location. Go to and fill out the form. You will be asked to make an appointment time.
  • You may also register by calling 855-226-2937.
  • Be prepared to show a valid photo ID to the fingerprint staff on your printing date.
  • After being fingerprinted, write down your transaction number if you are given one and keep it with you. This is your receipt and proof of fingerprinting.
  • When you pre-register, you will be asked for some information, including an ORI number. The ORI number for SOCIAL WORK is TNCC33083 our agency category is “Non-DCS child care Provider”. This will show up as one of the choices on a drop down menu.
  • Payment to be made by: APPLICANT
  • Applicant Type: “DP Child Related Worker”
  • Employee Name and Address: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 615 McCallie Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37403 ATTN: Jodi Whitted Social Work Dept 3133

The fee for fingerprinting is $42.00.

NOTE: It takes about two weeks for UTC to receive your results from the TBI.


Fingerprinting is done at the UPS Store #154, located at 2288 Gunbarrel Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

Directions to UPS Store:

  1. Start out going Northwest on McCallie Ave/TN-2 toward Douglas Street
  2. Turn left onto Georgia Ave/TN-2
  3. Turn Right onto E Martin Luther King Blvd/TN-2/E 9th St. Continue to follow E Martin Luther King Blvd
  4. Merge onto US-27 S toward 1-24
  5. Merge onto I-24 E via the exit on the left toward Atlanta/Knoxville
  6. Merge onto 1-74 N via Exit 185B on the left toward Knoxville.
  7. Take the Shallowford Rd exit, Exit 5
  8. Turn right onto Shallowford Rd
  9. Turn Right onto Gunbarrel Rd
  10. 2288 Gunbarrel Rd is on the left (UPS Store)

If you have any questions, please contact the UTC Social Work Department at 423-425-4266.