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Illinois Catholic Diocese Schools Fingerprinting

Teachers, Substitute Teachers, Student Teachers, Volunteers and Contractors

Illinois State Bill 143 requires all school employees of state recognized private schools to undergo fingerprinting for criminal history record checks with the State Police and the FBI. Under this legislation, all school employees, student or substitute teachers, volunteers and contractors are eligible to get State and FBI fingerprint-based criminal history background checks.

The following name-based checks are also available through the Illinois State Police website and should also be used in addition to fingerprint-based checks:

Visit the Illinois State Police Sex Offender Registry here: (Must respond to disclaimer to enter.)

Visit the Violent Offender Against Youth Registry here: (Must respond to disclaimer to enter.)

Please contact the Account Management Team at 773-685-5832 to learn how to obtain an ORI and set up an account. Once an account is established, Accurate Biometrics will provide a customized fingerprinting form for the applicants.

Accurate Biometrics is a trusted live scan fingerprint provider with over 20 years of experience. We offer fast, convenient walk-in service at over 40 locations in Illinois. Let us help you navigate the background check process. If you have any questions, please email us at info@accuratebiometrics.com.

Illinois Catholic Diocese School applicants will follow the simple steps below:

  1. Fill out Form:
    • Obtain a valid fingerprinting Authorization Form from your school. Complete the form with your personal information.
    • It must have a valid ORI number for your diocese.
    • The form must also have a school code listed identifying your specific school.

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

  3. What to Bring: Bring the completed form, a valid, government issued, picture ID (such as a driver's license, State ID or passport). A receipt will be provided after fingerprinting that includes the name, date and Transaction Control Number (TCN).

  4. A receipt will be provided after fingerprinting that includes the name, date and Transaction Control Number (TCN). 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. Your results will be sent to the requesting diocese.

*Price: The cost of fingerprinting will be billed to your specified school/diocese. There is NO cost to you!

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The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (PL 109-248) is a federal act which was signed into law on July 27, 2006. Section 151 and 153 of the act require the U.S. Attorney General to ensure access to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) national criminal history record information by (1) governmental social service agencies with child protection responsibilities, (2) child welfare agencies, and (3) public and private elementary and secondary schools and state and local educational agencies. For the full AWA law, visit http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=2098

The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act, (PL 109–248) is available here:

For more information on the compliance policy of the Office for the Protection of Children and Youth of the Archdiocese of Chicago, click here: