Accurate Biometrics a trusted provider of fingerprinting for Cultivators, Dispensing Agents, Cannabis Transporters, Infusers, Growers, and required support personnel in compliance with Illinois’ administrative rules for all applicable Cannabis or Medical Marijuana uses.

Visit any of our 40+ Illinois fingerprint locations to get your fingerprints taken today!

Important Note: By order of the Office of Governor JB Pritzker, the deadline for submitting applications for Adult Use Cannabis Craft Grower, Infuser, and Transporter licenses to the Illinois Department of Agriculture has been extended until April 30, 2020. Click here for more information.

Here are the simple steps to complete the fingerprint requirement

  1. Find the closest Accurate Biometrics fingerprint location and its hours of operation by clicking here. No appointment necessary at any of our Ilinois sites!

  2. What to bring: Valid, government-issued picture ID (such as Driver’s License, State ID or Passport), and an authorization from your company. Pay on-site clients may download and use our Cannabis Fingerprint Authorization Form*.

  3. You will be given a computer-generated receipt upon completion of the fingerprint process.

  4. Your fingerprint based background check response will automatically be sent from the Illinois State Police to the appropriate State Agency.

  1. By-Mail Applicants, please download this Cannabis Forms Packet. It contains a Cannabis Fingerprint Authorization Form, an Identity Verification Certifying Statement, a credit card payment form, and the FBI fingerprint card form (FD-258). It is acceptable to print the FBI FD-258 form on standard white printer/copy paper.

  2. Have fingerprints taken and placed on FBI (FD-258) card or printed form, using ink and roll, or obtain an electronically produced ink card from any authorized fingerprint provider (local law enforcement agency or licensed fingerprint vendor).
    • The card must be filled out completely at the time of fingerprinting.
    • Required information includes: full name, date of birth, home address, sex, height, weight, hair color, eye color, place of birth, reason fingerprinted, social security number, signature of official taking the prints, signature of person fingerprinted, date. A key to the correct code to use for sex, eye color and hair color can be found here.
    • ”Reason Fingerprinted” on the card should specify the purpose code/category found in the following table by clicking here.
    • Do not sign the card before fingerprinting! Both you and the fingerprinting agent will sign the card at the time of the fingerprinting.
    • For questions, please call customer service at 866-361-9944 email us at

  3. Fill out the Identity Verification Certifying Statement and have the authorized fingerprint provider complete section 2 of the Identity Verification Certifying Statement as required by the Illinois State Police. The Identity Verification Certifying Statement must be completed at the time of fingerprinting.

  4. Download and fill out the Cannabis Fingerprint Authorization Form. You must include your phone number or email address in the event we need to contact you regarding your fingerprint card. If you include your email address, you will receive a receipt indicating the Transaction Control Number (TCN) for your submission. The TCN is used for tracking your transaction. Please retain this receipt that includes your TCN number in case there are any follow up questions regarding your fingerprint submission.

  5. Send the completed Cannabis Fingerprint Authorization Form, the Identity Verification Certifying Statement, the fingerprint card and payment of $65 (price includes ALL collection fees, State fees, and any local taxes, if applicable) by one of the following methods:
    • Money order or company check (NO PERSONAL CHECKS) payable to Accurate Biometrics. Be sure to include the full name of the applicant on the money order or company check.
    • For credit card payments, print the Credit Card Payment Form and include it in your mailing.
    • Be sure to include the expiration date and three digit security code of the credit card that you are using.

  6. Check to be sure to include the following items when mailing your fingerprint card for processing:
    • Completed FBI format fingerprint card.
    • Completed Cannabis Fingerprint Authorization Form
    • Completed Identity Verification Certifying Statement
    • Payment-Money Order, Company Check or Credit Card Payment Form (NO PERSONAL CHECKS)

  7. Mail To:
    • Accurate Biometrics – Illinois Cannabis
      500 Park Blvd, Suite 1260
      Itasca, IL 60143

The cost of fingerprints for all Illinois Cannabis customers is $65; our fee includes Illinois and FBI Fees. All major credit cards and money orders accepted (NO personal checks or cash). Click to view complete payment terms*

Pursuant to the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (P.A. 101-0027); (410 ILCS 705) for the Department of Agriculture); and (410 ILCS 130/) for the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program Act; state and federal criminal history background checks are required for dispensaries, cultivation, craft cultivation, infusion and transportation.

Reason for Inquiry Purpose Code Agency Reporting NCIC Issued ORI
Medical Cannabis Dispensing Agent CDA Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation IL920711Z
Medical Cannabis Cultivation Agent CCA Illinois Department of Agriculture IL920710Z
Cannabis Cultivation Centers ACC Illinois Department of Agriculture IL920716Z
Cannabis Dispensing Agent DOA Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation IL920715Z
Cannabis Craft Growers ACG Illinois Department of Agriculture IL920716Z
Cannabis Infuser ACI Illinois Department of Agriculture IL920716Z
Cannabis Transporter ACT Illinois Department of Agriculture IL920716Z

Special user agreement terms and pricing are available for Dispensers and Cultivation Centers.


Does your dispensary need to hire security guards? Please click here for PERC card fingerprinting.


If you want to review what is on your ISP and/or FBI record to confirm your eligibility to work in the cannabis industry, Accurate Biometrics can provide you with your state or FBI fingerprint-based criminal history record prior to applying for your medical cannabis card.

  • For a self-review of your criminal history at the FBI (results within 24 hours), please click here for details.
  • For a self-review through the State of Illinois (criminal convictions only), view information under “For Yourself – UCIA Request from the State of Illinois” on our fingerprinting procedures page by clicking here.

Please contact the Account Management Team at 773-685-5832 to set up an account. Once an account is established, Accurate Biometrics will provide a customized fingerprinting authorization form for your company that the applicants will need to bring for fingerprinting.

For general assistance, please contact our customer service department at 866-361-9944 or

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