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Out Of State Direct Submission For Utah Background Checks (Criminal History Record)

If you currently live or are traveling in another state and need to submit fingerprints electronically to the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) for any of the reasons listed below then we can it done for you. Our card scan service can convert a “hard” fingerprint card into an electronic fingerprint record so you don’t have to travel to Utah. No other state can submit fingerprints electronically to BCI. After we have received all required items we submit them electronically to BCI the same day which allows your background check process to begin.

Electronic submission is used for:

  • Employment
  • Board of Education – Public and private school employees, teachers, tutors, and bus drivers
  • Division of Real Estate – Real estate agents
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) – nurses, firefighters, paramedics, and other first responders and health care workers
  • Department of Health and Human Services (DOHS)
  • Departments of Child and Family Services, foster parents, adoption, childcare, and other caregivers
  • Church personnel, community programs, volunteering, mentoring, and non-profit organizations
  • Appraisers, insurance agents, notaries, stockbrokers, contractors, and lawyers
  • Medicinal cannabis applicants, patients, dispensaries, and cultivators
  • Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC)
  • And many other reasons

This service is NOT available for Driving Privilege Card Fingerprints

What You Need

1. Copy Of Your VALID Government-Issued Identification
Your identification cannot be expired and must contain a photo, physical description, signature, date of birth, etc.

Government-issued picture identification that is valid (not expired) with the individual’s name, date of birth, signature, or fingerprint is required to ensure proper identification unless otherwise prohibited by law. The ID must be legible and intact.
The exception to having a signature or fingerprint are government-issued Military IDs, Passport Cards, Permanent Resident Alien Cards (Green Cards), and Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) (these contain no visible signature).

Acceptable Forms of Valid ID

  • Driver’s License From Any State Or Country
    We accept mobile ID! (It is not a picture of your ID on your phone) See our FAQs for more information
    Utah Driving Privilege Cards Will Not Be Accepted
  • Identification Card From Any State Or Country
  • Passport From Any State Or Country, With Or Without Appropriate Immigration Document(s)
  • Passport Card From Any State Or Country, With Or Without Appropriate Immigration Document(s)
  • Border Crossing Card
  • Permanent Resident Alien Card (I-551 – Green Card)
  • Consulate Card From Any Country
  • Military ID
    • Uniformed Services Identification Card
    • Department of Defense Common Access Card
    • U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
    • Other Military IDs (Military Dependent ID Card)
  • Employment Authorization Documents (I-766 – EAD)
  • Federal Government Personal Identity Verification Card (PIV)

https://bci.utah.gov/forms/acceptable-forms-of-identification/

2. Live Scan Authorization Form

In order for us to transmit fingerprints electronically to the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI), you must submit any and all authorization forms from the agency that is requesting your fingerprints and it must include the billing code (B####) and reason fingerprinted. If you are applying for the Utah Board of Education you must have the billing code (B####) and Cactus number.

If you have any questions about the Live Scan form you must contact the agency you are applying to in Utah. (eg. DHS, DACS, EMS, Utah Board of EDU, Child Care License, Real Estate Division, etc.)

The form may be called:

  • Livescan Form
  • Request For Livescan Electronic Application Background Check
  • Livescan Fingerprint Authorization
  • Request For Livescan Electronic Application Background Check Billable Agency
  • Authorization For Electronic Fingerprints (LIVESCAN)
  • Authorization For Direct Electronic Submission
  • Live Scan Fingerprint Processing Form
  • Live Scan Fingerprint Authorization Form

Information

Fingerprint requirements for the Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Educator Licensing

The Utah Board of Education is using a new system called Utah Schools Information Management System (USIMS).

You Will Need:

The processing time can take up to 15 weeks for USBE “State Board of Education” to receive the results. Applicants are notified via email when the background fingerprint check has cleared. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

More Information
Educator Records and Fingerprints

You must have the Live Scan Fingerprint Processing form or the Live Scan Fingerprinting Authorization Form from Child Care Licensing (CCL), Utah Department of Health.

The Office of Background Processing has recently changed their livescan fingerprinting authorization form as well as how that form is obtained. The form will be automatically generated through the Child Care Licensing portal by the child care provider. Demographic information will be automatically generated onto the form.

  • We cannot accept any other form for child care purposes.
  • We cannot accept any forms that have been handwritten.
  • If you do not have the correct form with the generated demographic information, we cannot fingerprint you.
  • We CANNOT provide this form for you.

It is very important that you follow the correct process of obtaining this livescan form in order for the Child Care Licensing to complete the clearance. If you have any questions please contact the Office of Background Processing at (801) 273-2821 or email [email protected].

Do not make a fingerprinting appointment unless you are within your license renewal window, 45 days prior to expiration for a Real Estate license and 3 months prior to expiration for an Appraisal license.

You must have the Authorization for Direct Electronic Submission form from the Utah Division of Real Estate. To obtain this form go to the Division of Real Estate website.

  • Select “RAPBACK SERVICE”
  • On the “Welcome” page, select “CLICK HERE TO BEGING THE PROCESS”
  • Enter your license number and the last 4 digit of your social security number and log in.
  • Select the button for authorization consent (Utah Consent), select agree, and click “Next Step”.
  • Click on the red button “DOWNLOAD FINGERPRINT AUTHORIZATION FORM”.
  • Print the form and bring it with you to the appointment.

We cannot accept forms where the OCA (license number), applicant name, date of birth (DOB), or license number are handwritten. The form data must be computer generated except for the social security number (SSN), fingerprint date, and signature.

Fingerprint submission is a one-time requirement.

After successfully completing a state-approved course (Training Courses), completed the application at https://emslicense.utah.gov within 30 days course start date, and pay the required fee(s) then you can submit the required Division of Licensing and Background Checks (DACS) fingerprints for criminal background check (one time requirement).

EMS Students must bring a LiveScan Authorization form, which is emailed after the fee(s) have been paid at: https://bemsp.utah.gov. You can access this form in the Documents area on the left-hand side of your account. “My Account > Documents”, and the file will be saved as DACS Form.

 

  1. Check the form for any inaccuracies or ‘unknown’ information, and the expiration date on the bottom of the form. If there are any errors please email [email protected] to be corrected.
  2. Print out your LiveScan Authorization form. It is recommended to use a computer to print your form
  3. You must bring this form to your appointment for us to complete your fingerprints.
  4. We will input the OAC/Agency Code. These codes will report your background directly to the Bureau, there is no need to send the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness (BEMSP) the signed form. Forms will expire in 90 days.

Please email [email protected] with any questions or concerns or call (801) 273-6666.

Criminal history background checks are required for all owners and persons employed to act in a supervisory or managerial capacity for a package agency, licensee, or permittee.

New Department of Alcoholic Beverage Services (DABS) license applicants must submit fingerprints either prior to submitting their application or with their application, so please plan ahead for fingerprinting services so you can meet your deadline before the 10th of the month. Background checks for each applicable person must include fingerprints, either through a live scan service or a completed FBI fingerprint card, and a signed Informed Consent & Waiver form for each individual fingerprinted.

You must bring a completed live scan authorization form. There are 4 pages, the last page is the Live Scan Authorization Form. This Authorization is required to electronically transmit your fingerprints. Download Form

For more information see the BABS website Licenses & Permits.

3. Fingerprint Card
Obtain a completed (FD-258) fingerprint card.

You can obtain the fingerprint card from your local law enforcement agency, such as a sheriff’s office, police department, or other authorized private agency in your state. If you are having difficulty obtaining an FD-258 fingerprint card, please contact us.

All of the following areas must be properly completed on the FD-258 fingerprint card:

  • NAM – Your full legal name in the following format: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MIDDLE NAME (full middle name not just the initial unless applicable)
  • SIGNATURE OF PERSON FINGERPRINTED – Your signature
  • RESIDENCE OF PERSON FINGERPRINTED – Your full residence address including any apartment or unit number
  • EMPLOYER AND ADDRESS – not needed
  • REASON FINGERPRINTED – The reason you need to be fingerprinted
  • DATE – The date your fingerprints were taken. Your fingerprint card must be received by us within one year of this date
  • SIGNATURE OF OFFICIAL TAKING FINGERPRINTS – The individuals signature who completed your fingerprints
  • ALIASES “AKA” – Any other names used, maiden names, etc.
  • CITIZENSHIP “CTZ” – Your citizenship: USA or other acceptable country code
  • YOUR NO. “OCA” – Only if applicable
  • UNIVERSAL CONTROL NO. “UCN” – not needed
  • ARMED FORCES NO. “MNU” – not needed
  • SOCIAL SECURITY NO. “SOC” – Your full nine (9) digit Social Security Number (no dashes)
  • MISCELLANEOUS NO. “MNU” – not needed
  • ORI- not needed
  • SEX – Female = “F”, Male Impersonator “G”, Male “M”, Female Impersonator or Transvestite “N”, Unknown Gender “X”, Male Name – No Gender Given “Y”, Female Name – No Gender Given “Z”*
  • RACE – Asian or Pacific Islander “A”, Black “B”, American Indian or Alaskan Native “I”, Unknown “U”, White “W”*
  • HGT. – Your height (eg. 5’8″)
  • WHT. – Your weight (eg. 190) in pounds
  • EYES – Black “BLK”, Blue “BLU”, Brown “BRO”, Green “GRN”, Gray “GRY”, Hazel “HAZ”, Marron “MAR”, Multicolored “MUL”, Pink “PNK”, Unknown “XXX”
  • HAIR – Bald “BLD”, Black “BLK”, Blonde or Strawberry “BLN”, Blue “BLU”, Brown “BRO”, Green “GRN”, Gray or Partial Gray “GRY”, Orange “ONG”, Purple “PLE”, Pink “PNK”, Red or Auburn “RED”, Sandy, SDY”, White “WHI”, Unknown or Completely Bald “XXX”
  • DATE OF BIRTH – Month, Day, Year. (eg. 01/01/1990)
  • PLACE OF BIRTH – State or country of birth (eg. CA for California or another acceptable state or country code)

* These selections are the only options the state of Utah allows us to select and are not meant to be offensive.

4. Signed Consent Form
Download and print our legal consent form. We must have your written permission to submit your fingerprints to BCI.

5. Payment

Card Scan & Direct Submission To BCI

$25.00

Pay for this service AND make a copy of the receipt. The cost covers our fingerprint card scan service only. It does not include mailing costs or any other fees that may be required by your employer, other agency, or licensing board. If you are paying for another individual, please include the name of the applicant in the order notes during the checkout and payment process. We recommend having tracking on your envelope to ensure its safe delivery.

6. Mail Documents

Mail all five (5) of the required documents:

  1. Signed Consent (download form below)
  2. Copy of Acceptable Identification
  3. Completed Live Scan Authorization Form
  4. One Completed Fingerprint Card

Mail To:

Utah FAST
3538 W 13175 S
Riverton, Ut 84065

Minimum 4 characters