; California Personal Background Check

For California Residents



  • FBI Departmental Order 556-73
  • Identity History Summary Check (IdHS)
  • Electronic Departmental Order (eDO)
  • FBI Criminal History Report/Summary
  • FBI Rap Sheet
Online results available within 24 hrs of processing
Available in person at our Los Angeles location, or by mail

You or your attorney can now get a copy of your criminal history records on file with the FBI. Accurate Biometrics is proud to say we were the first FBI Channeler approved to offer this personal review service to individuals in 2011. With our expedited service, an individual can now receive their personal FBI Rap Sheet report within 24 hours of fingerprint processing. We have an easy-to-use customer web portal on our home page for quick download of your FBI Report Rap Sheet to your personal computer. We are able to provide this service for U.S. Citizens or permanent residents with a valid government photo identification.

NOTE: Per FBI requirements, applications submitted from outside the U.S. cannot be accepted or processed. Results can only be picked up within the United States or its territories. Please contact the FBI if you need to apply internationally.

Three Delivery Options to Receive Your Results:

  • Secure online portal pick-up of Electronic Departmental Order (eDO)*
  • Standard U.S. Postal Service to U.S. addresses only, includes secure online portal pick-up
  • 2-day Priority Service to U.S. addresses only, includes secure online portal pick-up
  • *Secure online portal pick up allows a one time login. Desktop or notebook computer use is required for pick up so applicants may download a pdf copy of their results.

    Note: Full delivery option details can be found in the In-Person and By-Mail links below.

Applicants near the Playa Vista neighborhood in Los Angeles can visit our location at 6080 Center Drive, Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90045, for live scan fingerprinting for Departmental Orders (566-73)/Identity History Summary Checks.

You will need to follow the In-Person steps below to apply for your personal FBI Rap Sheet report:

In-Person Application

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Follow the In-Person steps below to apply for your personal FBI rap sheet if the Accurate Biometrics Los Angeles location is convenient for you:

In Person Steps

Fingerprint Collection Network

Many convenient live scan fingerprinting Kiosks in The UPS Store® locations throughout the state

If you are not near an Accurate Biometrics location, find a nearby fingerprint collection kiosk in our Nationwide Fingerprint Collection Network to capture and submit your fingerprints in real time.

Click the button below to apply for your personal FBI rap sheet using a fingerprint collection kiosk:

Fingerprint Collection Network Steps

By-Mail Application

Manual Ink & Roll Card Processing

If you prefer to apply by mail, By-Mail Applicants are required to send in two sets of ink and roll prints, each on a FBI FD-258 card, or two electronically produced ink cards from any authorized fingerprint provider (local law enforcement agency or licensed fingerprint vendor). To download a copy of the standard FBI FD-258 card for printing, click here.

Follow the By-Mail steps below to apply for your personal FBI rap sheet by mail:

By Mail Steps

Why might you want to get your own personal FBI background check?
  • To make sure your FBI record is complete, accurate, and up-to-date
  • To review or to request a correction or update
  • To challenge information on your record
  • To satisfy certain legal requirements, such as a requirement for adopting a child
  • To satisfy a requirement to live, work, study or teach abroad
  • To satisfy a requirement to travel, now required by several countries
  • Other court related matters

Results are available by portal pick-up on our website; often same-day. You also have the option of including a printed response by USPS mail or by 2-Day Priority delivery. Tracking is provided for USPS and 2-Day Priority delivery options.

Accurate Biometrics is a trusted live scan fingerprint provider with over 20 years of experience. Let us help you navigate the background check process. Call our Customer Support team at 866-361-9944, or email us at [email protected].

Your rap sheet, or criminal record on file with the FBI, is based on fingerprint submissions received and retained by the FBI. Your FBI rap sheet may also contain disposition data which is not fingerprint based, if reported to the FBI and the FBI maintains the associated arrest record(s) supported by fingerprints. The rap sheet you receive from the FBI may include information reported to the FBI from any source including local, state and federal agencies who submit fingerprint-based transactions to the FBI for retention. The rap sheet is only a snapshot in time, containing retained information at the time of your “Departmental Order” fingerprint-based inquiry. Your rap sheet will include reported arrests, dispositions and correctional transactions supported by fingerprints. The FBI rap sheet may also contain “wanted” / “warrant” information reported from other law enforcement entities, when reported.


Access to one’s rap sheet or FBI report to challenge, update or correct is pursuant to Title 28 CFR Part 16.30 to 16.34. To review the federal law that allows an individual to request a Departmental Order (US Department of Justice Order 556-73) click here:

Learn Why a FBI Criminal Background Rap Sheet Can Help You

Accurate Biometrics can only process the Departmental Orders (556-73) for U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents

Federal Bureau of Investigation Notification: only Channelers can process Departmental Orders for US Citizens and Non-US Citizens who have permanent resident status; Non-US Citizens without permanent residence status must make the Departmental Order request directly to the FBI. Please note that inquiries for Departmental Orders must be made by the individual applicant and the FBI response must be sent to the applicant or the applicant’s attorney. If the FBI Rap Sheet is sent to an attorney, a release statement must be signed by both the applicant and attorney on the attorney's letterhead. An example of the format and information required is available for download by clicking here.

How to Challenge the results of Your FBI Identity History Summary Rap Sheet

The FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division maintains the criminal history records related Identity History Summary (IdHS) information for the country and does not have the authority to modify any IdHS information unless they receive an updated record from the agency that “owns” the information.

Most states require that requests to change your IdHS record information be made through their respective State Identification Bureau (SIB). You may contact the respective SIB for assistance, and if applicable, request that they provide the FBI with updates to your Identity History Summary. To find contact information for your State Identification Bureau, follow this link: