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Illinois School Bus and Charter Drivers

Licensed by the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office

Illinois State Law (Public Act 096-0818, Public Act 097-0466) supports State and FBI fingerprint-based background checks for Illinois school bus driver licensure. Charter bus drivers are also required by Illinois State Law (Public Act 093-0476) to receive fingerprint-based State and FBI background checks. School and charter bus companies choose Accurate Biometrics for their fingerprint vendor because we have over 20 years of experience working with the Secretary of State’s Office (SOS), and we provide excellent customer service.

School and charter bus companies will need to contact the Illinois State Police to issue an Originating Requester Identification (ORI) Number if the company does not already have one. An ORI number is required before applicants can be fingerprinted for a background check.

For more information about our services, or to set up an account for applicant fingerprinting, please contact our Account Management Team at 773-685-5832. Once an account is established, Accurate Biometrics will provide a customized fingerprinting form for the bus company that the applicants will need to bring for fingerprinting.

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.

To get fingerprinting in order to operate a school or charter bus, follow the simple steps below:

  1. Fill out Form:
    • Obtain an Authorization Form from your Employer.
    • It must have a valid ORI number issued for the bus/charter company or school.
    • Complete the form with your personal information.

  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) and approved form of payment* if required.

  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 directly from the Illinois State Police to the requesting company or agency.

*Price: The cost of fingerprinting varies by agency. We do not accept cash or personal checks. All Major credit cards and money orders are accepted. Click here to view complete list of payment terms.*

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

Note: school bus monitors are eligible for UCIA fingerprint-based background check. For more information on UCIA checks, click here: https://www.accuratebiometrics.com/illinois/services/ucia-fingerprint-request

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