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The Board of Education of Harford County recognizes the power of highly skilled employees in every position in the school system toward maximizing student achievement. It is the responsibility of the school system to recruit, hire, and retain the best personnel available, and to provide all staff with high quality, job-embedded professional development.

The Harford County Public School System (HCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs to employees. Inquiries related to the non-discrimination policy of the Board of Education of Harford County should be directed to the Supervisor of Equity and Cultural Proficiency, 410-809-6065.


Career Opportunities at Harford County Public Schools

Office of Internal Investigations
102 S. Hickory Avenue
Bel Air, MD 21014
410.588.5247


Background checks and fingerprinting are conducted in order to maintain a safe and healthy environment within Harford County Public Schools. Our goal of continuously promoting the physical, social, and psychological well-being of our students is accomplished through the initiation of adequate background investigations of all personnel as required by law.

Fingerprint appointments are only available to HCPS new hires or when the Office of Internal Investigations notifies an individual of the need to reprint due to clarification. If there is a question regarding this process or an issue scheduling an appointment, please contact the Office of Internal Investigations at 410.588.5247 .

A fee in the amount of $60.00 (non-refundable/non-reimbursable) will apply for fingerprint processing; payable online through PayPal or offline through check or money order ONLY to Harford County Public Schools. Fingerprint cards/background checks from other school systems, government offices, or police agencies will not be accepted.

Click here to schedule an appointment or to obtain additional information.




Employment Benefits

Employment Benefits
Retirement Programs
Verification of Employment and Income Service – The Work Number



Maryland Certification

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) authorizes our school system to provide certification services to individuals who are in a position which requires a certificate (teachers, specialists, administrators). Therefore, current HCPS employees whose positions do not require a certificate (non-teachers, substitute teachers, etc.) and individuals who are no longer employed by HCPS who have questions about certification must work through MSDE’s Certification Branch.

To search for teacher certification information, begin by accessing the Divisions, Educator Effectiveness, Certification Branch page of the MSDE website at: www.marylandpublicschools.org. FAQs may be accessed by clicking on the link located on the right sidebar of the Certification Branch page.

  • MSDE, Certification Branch: 410-767-0412
  • Toll-free Number: 866-772-8922

HCPS employees, whose positions require a certificate, please refer to the certification information located in the Human Resources, Certification Department section of the HCPS SharePoint Site.




Employee Benefits Forms, Guides, Forms and Documents, and Negotiated Agreements

Employee Benefits Forms
Employee Benefits Guides
Forms and Documents



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