Applicant Fingerprint Processing Section
For fingerprint-based background checks for job applicants, the system receives the fingerprint images and applicant data that are submitted either electronically (via Cardscan) or manually (via ink & paper cards) and searches the state’s and FBI’s databases to determine if there is a criminal history record on file.
Rejected Fingerprint Section
Special Notice-001 for Applicants Prints
This process may only be used by the following state and federal agencies that are authorized to perform such checks:
- List of Authorized State Agencies
- List of Authorized Federal Agencies
- List of Other Authorized Entities
NOTE: Effective July 1, 2001, Fee-based statewide fingerprint checks will be available for employers.
Information available includes state conviction information (from March of 1998 to present) and arrest information which is less than one (1) year old. The Center may impose procedures, including the submission of fingerprints, a signed release or other restrictions, as are necessary to assure the record’s security, to verify the identities of those who seek to inspect the records, and to maintain an orderly and efficient mechanism for access. An employer is cautioned that any information located may not be conclusive or reflect ALL criminal history information on an individual, since the Center’s database contains only criminal history information from March of 1998 to present AND is dependant on submissions from state criminal justice agencies, prosecutors and court clerks. The Center compiles and provides this criminal history information, but does NOT independently confirm the accuracy of the information. Positive identification of an individual can only be established through a fingerprint comparison.