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Family and Social Services Administration

Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning Home > Provider Fingerprinting Services Fingerprinting Services for Providers

As of June 1, 2013, all child care providers (including all applicants, staff, and volunteers) are required to get national criminal history checks. Providers are required to go through L-1 Identity Solutions to obtain these checks. Please follow the simple step-by-step national criminal history check instructions.

Staff and volunteers under the age of 18 must get a juvenile criminal history check. Click here for juvenile criminal history check instructions.

For instructions on how to obtain a copy of your criminal history check or to challenge the results, click here.

The State of Indiana has contracted with L-1 Identity Solutions to provide fingerprinting services statewide effective 5/8/2009. L-1 specializes in the operation of electronic fingerprint (live scan) networks and identity management services. They offer availability of numerous enrollment centers with a variety of days and times. They have contracted with locations other than police agencies to do the fingerprinting such as UPS stores, hotel conference rooms, government buildings, etc. Prints will be electronically scanned rather than ink printed which will reduce the number of prints being returned because they were "bad prints". The turnaround time is also much quicker. Because everyone must pre-register either online or over the telephone and prints are submitted electronically at the time of printing, the chance of prints being lost in the mail is eliminated. Some of the differences with L1's process are:

  • Locations
  • Electronically scanned prints
  • Receipt is given at the time of printing as proof
  • Wait time of less than 15 minutes
  • Quicker turnaround time of results
  • Slight increase in fees

Your fingerprints are not stored by L1, the FBI, or the State Police. They are only compared to the FBI and State Police databases. The State Police will no longer be able to help you with your fingerprint questions.