The Galaxy rollover will take place soon, a necessary action that will impact the NYC Department of Education’s nomination system and potentially slow GoPass nominations temporarily. This is an annual service that is performed each year, and in 2022 will take place beginning March 18th at 5pm through April 3rd. As in past years, the Galaxy rollover will impact nominations and staffing/employee transactions for all fingerprinting locations (instructional and central) and all pay banks, including nomination grid steps not advancing. Galaxy will reopen on Monday, April 4th, 2022.



The GoPass System is an online, web-based tool designed and operated by NYC Department of Education to keep track of and monitor GoPass volunteers. It shows real-time feedback on volunteer eligibility and sends out automated notices in case a volunteer is deemed ineligible.

GoPass was created by NYC Service to provide nonprofit organizations and city agencies with an inexpensive way to screen volunteers. GoPass organizations get to be part of an integrated system through which NYC agencies can share their most talented and bright volunteers.


To be eligible to use GoPass, organizations must meet the following requirements:

  • A nonprofit organization and proof of your organization’s 501(c)3 status (A recent copy of your organization’s IRS 990 Form)
  • A copy of the GoPass Terms of Use signed by your organization's Executive Director
  • A copy of your organization’s Certificate of Liability Insurance.
    • Under the section labeled “Description of Operations/Locations/Vehicles”, please include the New York City Department of Education and the City of New York as additional insureds.
    • Under the section labeled “Certificate Holder”, include GoPass NYC Service, 253 Broadway 8th Floor, New York, NY, 10007

*GoPass background screening is only for volunteers and is not for employee background screening.


Payment and Screening

GoPass background checks cost $60 per volunteer. The fingerprinting fee is non-refundable. GoPass takes various methods of payment including:

  • Personal and Corporate Checks
  • Money Orders
  • Credit and Debit Cards


Getting Started

If your organization or City agency is interested in learning more about GoPass, please review the GoPass User Guide, or watch our 30 minute orientation video below!

Are you a current using GoPass user organization? Log into the GoPass system here.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing and safety protocols, please contact to accommodate in-person fingerprinting.

GoPass Training for Organizational Representatives