Prospective sports officials must be fingerprinted and cleared with NYSED in order to work Section VI hosted athletic contests.  Prospective sports officials may skip the fingerprinting process if they are already on file with NYSED.  To check clearance status, Complete the Steps 1 - 5 below after fingerprinting and forward to Section VI office below.

    Fingerprint services are provided by a third party vendor - MorphoTrust (IDENTIGO).  If you need to be fingerprinted, please click on the following link and follow the instructions or call 877-472-6915


    Please note the following when making your fingerprint appointment:

    • Section VI’s ORI Code is 14ZGR7
    • When asked to select certified or employment, choose employment
    • The fingerprint application fee is $101.75 (effective July 14, 2017).  Online credit card payments are not accepted when scheduling appointments. The fee may be paid on-site at the time of the fingerprinting appointment with check, money order or credit card (cash is not accepted).
    • Applicants will need to provide forms of photo ID (ie. driver license, etc.) as required by IDENTIGO at their fingerprinting appointment.
    • Full NYSED Fingerprint details are located at this address: http://www.highered.nysed.gov/tsei/ospra/fpprocess.html
     (Your information from documents are used to place request for your Fingerprint Results)

     Items #1 through #4 must be mailed to Section VI office address below. DO NOT INCLUDE your Receipt from Fingerprinting, keep it for your records.

    1. Affidavit: The affidavit MUST be notarized.  Affidavits are required by Erie 1 BOCES and Section VI for each candidate being processed under SAVE legislation. Click “affidavit” to open and print the form.
    2. W9 Form: IRS request for Taxpayer Identification Number (Social Security Number). Click “W9” to open and print the form.
    3. Check or money order in the amount of $10, made payable to Section VI, to cover all processing fees.
    4. Copy of drivers license. (Should not be expired)
    5. Head shot photo (color, solid background, no hat or sunglasses).  This photo will be used to create your Section VI ID card and uploaded to the profile of your ArbiterOne account.  
      1. This ID card must be brought to all Section VI contests to provide proof of fingerprint clearance. Item #5 must be emailed to  pturski@e1b.org and danfinucane@verizon.net  
      2. Please state which officials group you are joining. 
      3. *Replacement cards are $10.  Please mail a check or money order to the address below, made payable to Section VI.  Include a note requesting a replacement ID card, your name, and ID number.
    1. Register for ArbiterPay 
      1. Once items #1 through #5 are complete, a Section VI ArbiterOne account (software that manages referee game assignments) will be created for the prospective official and instructions to log in will be emailed to the email address provided on the affidavit. 
      2. Once a Section VI ArbiterOne account is created, the prospective official MUST register for ArbiterPay. 
      3. ArbiterPay is an electronic payment software application to manage sports officials’ payments. 
      4. ArbiterPay is an option for school districts within Section VI to use. 
      5. As such, all Section VI officials must register for ArbiterPay. Instructions for Arbiter Pay
      6. If you already have an ArbiterPay account, you must manually link to Section VI’s account (#103437).  

    Pauline Turski, pturski@e1b.org   

    Mail to:  Section VI, 355 Harlem Road,  West Seneca, NY 14224  

    US Mail: Enclose the following items: #1- Affidavit, #2- W9,  #3- $10 check or money order,   #4- copy of your drivers license see detail above 

    DO NOT INCLUDE your Receipt from Fingerprinting, keep it for your records.

Last Modified on April 3, 2024