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  1. What is the difference between Livescan fingerprints and print cards?

    Livescan fingerprints are captured electronically, via a digital image that can be transmitted electronically; this provides for a faster and more accurate fingerprint collection process. Fieldprint Inc. has the largest network of Livescan collection sites in the country.

  2. How do I schedule an appointment to have my fingerprints collected?

    Click “Schedule an Appointment” and you will be prompted to create a secure user account. Next, enter the Fieldprint Code that was provided to you by your employer. After entering your Fieldprint Code, you will be prompted to enter all demographic information required by the State of Washington. Once this step is complete, you will be able to search for a fingerprinting location and schedule an appointment at a date and time most convenient for you!

  3. Do I need to schedule an appointment?

    Yes, an appointment is required to be fingerprinted. Walk-ins are not accepted.

  4. I am not currently in the State of Washington. Am I able to be fingerprinted in another state?

    Yes, you may also be printed electronically by a Fieldprint livescan location. Fieldprint has more than 1,200 stationary, electronic Livescan fingerprinting locations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands Applicants simply enter their city/state/zip code when registering for fingerprinting and may choose the nearest Fieldprint service location

  5. Can an individual applicant sign up for this program?

    Yes, this program is available to anyone needing to be fingerprinted for programs administered by the State of Washington.

  6. I do not know the reason I need to be fingerprinted. What should I do?

    Please contact your employer or licensing agency for the Fieldprint Code. This is required to schedule an appointment. It will ensure your fingerprints are being processed for the appropriate reason and results are being sent to the correct agency.

  7. What personal information do I need to complete to register?

    The State of Washington and the FBI require the following demographic information to conduct a fingerprint-based background check:

    1. Name
    2. Alias (if any)
    3. Country of Citizenship
    4. Social Security Number
    5. Date of Birth
    6. City & State of Birth
    7. Sex/Gender
    8. Race
    9. Height
    10. Weight
    11. Eye Color
    12. Hair Color
    13. Home Address
    14. Work/Office Address
    15. Phone Number
    16. Email Address
  8. How can I be sure that my personal information is protected during the fingerprinting process?

    Fieldprint, Inc. is committed to safeguarding the privacy of the data we receive and process. For more in depth information regarding our privacy practices, please view our Privacy Policy, which is published on our website.

  9. What do I need to bring to my fingerprinting appointment?
    1. Two (2) forms of identification, at least one (1) of which must be a valid government-issued photo ID
    2. Your appointment number
  10. What types of ID are accepted?

    Acceptable Primary IDs include:

    • State-Issued driver's license
    • State-Issued non-driver identity
    • U.S. Passport
    • Military Identification Card
    • Work Visa w/ Photo
    • Foreign Passport
    • DOD Common Access Card
    • Foreign Driver's License

    Acceptable Secondary IDs include:

    • Bank Statement/Paycheck Stub
    • Utility Bill
    • Credit Card/Debit Card
    • Marriage Certificate
    • Birth Certificate
    • School ID w/ Photograph
    • Vehicle Registration/Title
    • Voter Registration Card
    • Draft Record
    • Social Security Card
    • Transportation Worker ID Credential (TWIC Card)
    • Certificate of Citizenship
    • Certificate of Naturalization
    • Native American tribal document
    • Permanent Resident Card (I-551)
  11. What if I fail to show up for my appointment, or cancel in less than 24 hours?

    If you do not show up for your appointment, or cancel your appointment less than 24 hours before your scheduled date and time, you will be charged a rescheduling fee.

  12. How do I obtain the results of my fingerprint-based background check?

    The background check results processed for Washington agencies are processed by the Washington State Patrol (WSP). Once your results/clearance is available, the agency will contact you directly.

  13. How long does it take to receive results?

    The results processed by Washington State Patrol typically take 5-7 days. Note: Results are dependent upon processing times of Washington State Patrol and the FBI, which are subject to change.

  14. What happens if my fingerprints are rejected?

    If your fingerprints are rejected, you must call Fieldprint Inc. and provide your FBI TCN as provided to you by your respective agency. You will then be rescheduled for an additional fingerprint appointment.

  15. Who do I contact if I have not received a rejection notice?

    Please contact your agency if you have not received correspondence regarding your results/clearance or a fingerprint rejection.

  16. Is an applicant permitted to work prior to completion of the fingerprint-based background check?

    The ability to work on a conditional basis until the results are received vary from agency to agency. Please check with your employer for more information.

  17. I have been fingerprinted several times in the past. Are you able to use those prints?

    No. Any fingerprints that you had collected in the past are not retrievable or transferable from other state or federal agencies.