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Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

FINGERPRINTING FOR ILLINOIS IDFPR PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE

Licensed Fingerprint Vendor, # 262.000016

Many of the professional job titles listed under the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) require State and FBI fingerprint-based background checks for licensure.

Find A Location

To get fingerprinting for licensure for Illinois IDFPR, follow the simple steps below:

Download Fingerprint Authorization Form


  1. Download the Fingerprint Authorization Form above and complete the form with your required personal information.

  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. We will capture your fingerprints and transmit them, the same day, to the Illinois State Police. A fingerprint services receipt noting the assigned Transaction Control Number (TCN) will be provided to the applicant at the completion of the fingerprint capture process.

  5. The Illinois State Police will process the fingerprint record and report the results directly to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). For status on your request, you will need to contact the Illinois State Police. The ISP prefers an email request at isp.boi.customer.support@illinois.gov; to contact the ISP by phone call 815-740-5160, then select option #2.

  6. Be sure to retain the fingerprint receipt you receive from the fingerprint technician since it will contain the Transaction Control Number (TCN) that may be needed when you are completing your licensing application with IDFPR.


*Price: The walk-in client fee is $65, due at the time of fingerprinting. Clients with a customer service agreement, please submit the form supplied by our Customer Support Team with pricing details and your payment or contact us for further information.* This price includes State and FBI processing fees.

Credit card payment is preferred. We do not accept cash or personal checks. All major credit cards and money orders are accepted. Click here to view the complete list of payment terms.

*Our toll free Customer Service phone number is 866-361-9944 and our email is info@accuratebiometrics.com.

Download Out-of-State Forms Packet


Download and print out the forms in the packet above. Detailed instructions for filling out the IDFPR Out-of-State Fingerprint Application forms are included in the forms packet. Here is an overview of the application steps:

  1. Print out two copies of the standard FBI FD-258 fingerprint card form included in the forms packet. It is acceptable to print the FBI FD-258 form on standard white printer/copy paper.

    International Applicant Note: International applicants must also use the standard FBI FD-258 fingerprint card form; do not submit fingerprints on non-FBI fingerprint card 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. The “Reason Fingerprinted” on the card should specify the license applied for, for example: "Physician”, "Physician by Endorsement", "Chiropractor” or "Chiropractor by Endorsement".

    Note: We will also accept fingerprint cards created by printing onto the cards from an electronic capture by an authorized fingerprint provider such as a local law enforcement agency or licensed fingerprint contractor.

  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. Fill out the IDFPR Fingerprinting Form. You must include your phone number or email address in the event we need to contact you regarding your fingerprint card.

  5. The standard client fee is $65, please complete the payment form included in the download packet. Clients with a customer service agreement, please submit the form supplied by our Customer Support Team with pricing details and your payment or contact us for further information.* This price includes State and FBI processing fees.

    Credit card payment is preferred. We do not accept cash or personal checks. All major credit cards and money orders are accepted. Click here to view the complete list of payment terms.

    *Our toll free Customer Service phone number is 866-361-9944 and our email is info@accuratebiometrics.com

  6. Check to be sure to include the following items when mailing your fingerprint card for processing:
    • Completed FBI FD-258 format fingerprint card.

    • Completed IDFPR Fingerprinting Form

    • Completed Identity Verification Certifying Statement (OOS-FP)

    • Payment-Money Order, Company Check or Credit Card Payment Form (NO CASH OR PERSONAL CHECKS)


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

Please Note:

  • Do not send any part of your licensing application to Accurate Biometrics. Licensing applications must be sent to the Requesting Agency that issues the license.

  • Your fingerprint card and accompanying forms will be shredded after we have confirmed successful processing by the ISP and receipt of the results by your Requesting Agency.

Special user agreement pricing available. Please contact our Account Management Team at 773-685-5832 or jmester@accuratebiometrics.com to get details on saving money for your agency or organization.

For Status On Your IDFPR Licensing Fingerprint Transaction

For all IDFPR license applicants: If you do not receive a fingerprint receipt from Accurate Biometrics via email within 2 weeks of having mailed the fingerprint card, please call our customer service department toll free at 866-361-9944 or send us an email at info@accuratebiometrics.com

If we verify that your prints have been processed and your Requesting Agency has not received a response from the Illinois State Police (ISP), you will need to contact the ISP for an update. You must have the Transaction Control Number from your receipt.

The ISP prefers an email request at isp.boi.customer.support@illinois.gov; to contact the ISP by phone call 815-740-5160, then select option #2.

Important Notes

  • We will process your fingerprints and forward them electronically to the Illinois State Police and FBI for the required background check. The results will be forwarded directly from the ISP to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

  • Fingerprints are submitted real-time on the day the fingerprints by mail are received. Once fingerprints have been submitted NO REFUND REQUESTS CAN BE GRANTED.

  • Accurate Biometrics complies with all State and FBI guidelines for the use and storage of biometric and biographic information.

Professions regulated by the IDFPR that require State and FBI fingerprint background checks include:

  • Nurses - RPN, LPN, LMA

  • Physicians - PHY, PLE

  • Chiropractors - CHI, CLE

  • Security Guards (PERC Card) - SEC

  • Humane Euthanasia - HEA

  • Bank Charter or Pawn Broker - BCA

  • Massage Therapist - MTH

  • Mental Health Applicant - MHA

  • Live Scan Fingerprint Vendor - LFV

  • Locksmith - LOC

  • Private Alarm Contractor - PAC

  • Private Detective - PSA

  • Private Security Contractor - PSC

  • Real Estate Appraiser - GRA, RRA, ARA

  • Medical Cannabis Cultivators (CCA), Dispensers (CDA)

  • Adult Use Cannabis Cultivators (ACC), Dispensers (DOA), Craft Growers (ACG), Infusers (ACI), Transporters (ACT)

For full list of Professions Regulated by IDFPR, visit: https://www.idfpr.com/Profs/Proflist.asp

Why choose Accurate Biometrics?

  • 20 years of live scan fingerprinting experience.

  • Illinois’ largest and most trusted fingerprint service.

  • Licensed Fingerprint Vendor, # 262.000016

  • Our service is guaranteed

  • We have a less than 1% fingerprint rejection rate, based on 2% ISP standard.

  • We will transmit your fingerprints to ISP the same day they are processed.

  • Dedicated staff to guide applicants regarding all aspects of the fingerprint process.

  • Data security and technology standards compliant with FBI Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) standards.

For additional assistance, please call our customer service department at 866-361-9944 or email at info@accuratebiometrics.com.