; Medical Marijuana or Adult Use Cannabis Fingerprinting



Accurate Biometrics is a trusted statewide provider of fingerprinting services for Cultivators, Dispensing Agents, Cannabis Transporters, Infusers, Growers, and required support personnel for all applicable Cannabis or Medical Marijuana uses.

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To get fingerprinting for medical or adult use cannabis professions, follow the simple steps below:

Download Fingerprint Authorization Form

  1. Clients paying at the time of service, please download the Fingerprint Authorization Form above and complete the form with your required personal information. Bring it with you for fingerprinting. If your organization has an agreement in place, please bring the form specific to your organization.

  2. Find a convenient Accurate Biometrics fingerprint location and hours of operation by clicking here. No appointments necessary!

  3. Bring a valid government-issued photo ID to an Accurate Biometrics Fingerprint location. (Driver’s license, state ID, passport, etc.) and payment if required*.

  4. Accurate Biometrics will capture your fingerprints and transmit the fingerprint record the same day to the Illinois State Police. A fingerprint services receipt noting the required Transaction Control Number (TCN) will be provided to the applicant at the completion of the fingerprint capture process. Please retain this receipt that includes your TCN number in case there are any follow up questions regarding your fingerprint submission.

  5. Your results will be sent directly from the Illinois State Police to the appropriate Requesting Agency.

  6. *Price:The walk-in client fee is $67, due at the time of fingerprinting. This price includes State and FBI processing fees. We accept credit/debit cards, company checks and money orders. We do not accept cash or personal checks. Click here to view the complete list of payment terms.

Download Out-of-state Forms Packet

  1. Applicants submitting their fingerprints from out-of-state, please download and print out the forms in the Out-of-State Forms Packet above. It contains a Cannabis Fingerprint Authorization Form, an Identity Verification Certifying Statement, a credit card payment form, and the FBI FD-258 fingerprint card form. It is acceptable to print the FBI FD-258 form on standard white printer/copy paper. Please use back ink to fill out the forms.

  2. Have two sets of fingerprints taken and placed on the FBI FD-258 card or printed form, using the ink and roll process.

    Note: We will also accept fingerprint cards created by printing on to the cards from an electronic capture by an authorized fingerprint provider such as a local law enforcement agency or licensed fingerprint contractor.
    • 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.
    • The ORI and FBI fields should remain blank.
    • ”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.

  3. The applicant only fills out Section 1 of the Identity Verification Certifying Statement (OOS-FP). Section 2 is filled out by the law enforcement or fingerprinting agent at the time of fingerprinting. The TCN field in this section will remain blank (to be completed by the livescan vendor). Section 3 is completed by the Accurate Biometrics technician.

  4. The applicant should 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. 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 cards and payment of $67 (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 CASH OR 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, fill out and include the Credit Card Payment Form.
    • Be sure to include the expiration date and 3 or 4 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 fingerprint card.
    • Completed Cannabis Fingerprint Authorization Form
    • Completed Identity Verification Certifying statement
    • Payment-Money Order, Company Check or Credit Card Payment Form (NO CASH OR 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 $67; 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 FBI 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 have a train-to-hire program for 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 professional cannabis license.

  • 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 (entire criminal history record information), you can apply for an Illinois Access and Review check. For details click 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 additional assistance, please contact our customer service department at 866-361-9944 or email us at info@accuratebiometrics.com.