The fingerprint card should be filled out completely including a complete set of fingerprints, the date and the signature of the technician that took the prints. The technician should read and fill out the “Fingerprint Verification Form”. The fingerprint card and the verification form should be placed in a tamper-proof envelope and sealed by the fingerprint technician. Nothing else, including checks and/or applications should be included in the sealed fingerprint envelope.
The sealed fingerprint packet should be accompanied by the payment for processing and one of the following forms:
- Annual Fingerprint Submission Form
- Alarm or Controlling Person Renewal Form
- Alarm or Controlling Person Application
Another fingerprint card and DPS background processing fee must be submitted on the anniversary of the initial certification, pursuant to A.R.S. §32-122.06(B). As a courtesy, the Board will send a renewal packet at least 30 days prior to the expiration date.
Applicant Review and Challenge of Criminal History
If an applicant feels his/her criminal history record is inaccurate or incomplete, please refer to the appropriate contact below to begin the review and challenge process.
For a copy of an Arizona criminal history record:
The individual can contact Department of Public Safety Criminal History Records Unit at (602) 223-2222 to obtain a fingerprint card and a Review and Challenge Packet, or the individual can download information from the Criminal History Records Unit section of the DPS website. The Department of Public Safety provides the review and challenge packet pursuant to R13-1-08 of the Arizona Administrative Code.
This will check the Arizona criminal history only.
For a copy of an FBI criminal history record:
U.S. Department of Justice Order rules and federal law allow the subject of an FBI record to request a copy of his/her own record. The individual may submit fingerprints, an Applicant Information Form, and payment directly to the FBI according to the procedures in Title 28 Code of Federal Regulations 16.30 - 16.34.
FBI contact phone for information about record review and challenge: (304) 625-5590
Submittal forms, checklists, and more information on how to review and challenge an FBI criminal history record can be found at www.fbi.gov under Identity History Summary Checks.
An applicant, controlling person, alarm agent or home inspector will have no more than the 60-day substantive review period to challenge a criminal background check report.