Advantages For On-Site Fingerprinting
There are a lot of great reasons to have Fingerprint Innovations come to you.
If several of your employees require background checks, having each of them spend an hour to get the fingerprinted at one of our location, adds up!
Cards in stock
We stock standard FBI (FD-258), FINRA, and NFA cards, but if you require state specific fingerprint cards they will need to be obtained before the session.
We do mobile jobs for just one person! We come to your home or private office.
Our staff frequently travels overseas to collect fingerprints from busy executives.
We have affiliate locations across the United States. One of them is probably near you!
We have fingerprinted thousands of people at a time at some of our mobile locations.
Frequently Asked Questions
We know you have questions, we can answer them.
Q. How long does it take to get fingerprinted?
It typically takes about 10 minutes from the time you are called, until all of your fingerprints have been captured.
Q. Is Ink Fingerprinting messy?
The ink we use comes off quickly with a wipe that we give you.
Q. Is Live Scan Fingerprinting messy?
No ink is used when doing live scan fingerprinting. You only need to touch a clean piece of glass to capture your images.
Why do I have to be fingerprinted?
There are a variety of reasons why someone would require to be fingerprinted;
employment, government agencies, state legislation or federal legislation.
These reasons normally require a fingerprint-based background check on you prior employment or issuing a license.
These fingerprint-based background checks may have to do with safe access to vulnerable populations; i.e., children or elderly persons, or access to sensitive information or systems.
While the reasons do vary, generally the fingerprinting process is relatively very similar.
What's the difference between this and a CORI?
Unlike a state CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information), a fingerprint-based background check is far more complex and is processed through multiple law enforcement agencies and criminal data bases.
Fingerprints are normally submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to process a national criminal history record report,
whereas a CORI only provides a state criminal history record report.
The CORI database only contains information about crimes investigated and prosecuted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and does not include information related to federal crimes
or crimes committed in other states.
Q. What information do I need?
You need a valid State or Federally issued form of identification so we can prove your identity. A valid driver’s license or passport is acceptable.
Q. Do I bring any documentation?
We typically don't need any additional documentation other than your identity documents.
Q. What payment do you accept?
We accept cash, or any major credit card. (Visa/Mastercard/Discovery/American Express)
What is included in a fingerprint-based Background Check?
A fingerprint-based Background Check can reveal all relevant information in your life; birth, name, address, employment and arrests.
The FBI Fingerprint Database will include what is called a "rap sheet," which consists of any criminal arrests from state or local agencies, charges, and the results of such cases.
Felonies and more serious misdemeanors may also be included in the rap sheet.
It is unusual, however, for minor violations or fines to be included within the rap sheet, such as moving violations or parking fines.
Since these types of offenses are so minor, they are not typically reported to the FBI.
Nonetheless, a handful of agencies may report these matters at a federal level.
Who needs to be fingerprinted?
Employers and licensing divisions are the most frequent requesters of fingerprint-based background checks.
State and federal legislation provides a good portion of requirements for fingerprint-based background checks,
but companies and licensing divisions may also have their own policies in place as well.
There are a wide variety of jobs and positions that will require an individual to maintain a clean criminal record to obtain (and in some instances, maintain) employment with their company.
Professions such as teaching and within the medical field are also often required to obtain a fingerprint-based background check.
Government jobs, including city or county governments, may also likely request a background check be performed.
Individuals, other than employers, may also require the usefulness of a fingerprint-based background check; a family looking to adopt a child or person wishing to obtain
citizenship within the country may also be required to obtain a fingerprint-based background check.
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