PrintScan Kansas Background Check Guide
The fingerprinting and background check process can be complicated. We decided to put together this guide as a quick reference to make your [state name] fingerprinting experience easier.
Kansas Fingerprinting and Background Check Information
Agency with the authority to run the background check process:
State statute (Pub. L. 92-544) or authority exists to authorize submission of CJIS background checks to the FBI database for vendors and private sector contractors who have direct access to criminal justice information/systems.
The state references the FBI CJIS policy, as authorization to do these background checks.
No authorized channelers.
Required documents to initiate a background check:
Completed FD258, fingerprint card.
Preferred method of submission of required information.
a. Online – Livescan
b. US Postal Service
c. In person if available
Are fingerprint cards from outside the state accepted?
Kansas will accept FD258 fingerprint cards from other states, provided through the mail.
Process for non-criminal justice checks:
Private-sector contractors typically are fingerprinted by the agency they contract with. The agency, submits the fingerprints electronically via Livescan or mails the fingerprint cards to KBI. The background check results are provided back to the agency. Contractors can have fingerprints taken in other states and mailed to the agency they are contracting with. These local agencies will then forward the prints on to KBI for processing.
When fingerprints are required, one completed set is all that is required. The state does not require a state card in addition to the FD258. Fingerprints can be submitted on cards but Livescan submissions are preferred. Electronic submissions are accepted through Livescan.
Time required for obtaining results of a non-criminal-justice background check.
Turnaround time – 2-3 days. The seasonal change could be 7-10 days.
There is usually no fee for taking vendor/contractor fingerprints if they go to the agency they are working with. There is no fee for running a check against state repository databases for criminal justice vendors. There are no fees for running a check against FBI databases.
Does the state offer a central repository that allows for the saving of fingerprints and background check information that can be shared with other agencies within the state to indicate that an individual has already been approved and a background check successfully completed?
There currently isn’t a central repository to share background check results with other agencies.
Does the state have a RapBack program? If so, are there fees for participating?
There is a Kansas only RapBack - $3 per year per fingerprint card, after the first year.
Other notes or relevant information.
The requirement for CJIS training certification is a Security Awareness Training Certificate. It is provided through CHP.
Frequently Asked Questions
We know you have questions, we can answer them!
Q. Does the FBI have my fingerprints?
If you have ever been fingerprinted to get a license or a background check then the FBI does keep a record of your fingerprints in their criminal database.
Q. How long does an FBI fingerprinting session take?
Printscan's fingerprinting sessions for FBI background checks average at 20 minutes.
Q. How far back does an FBI background check go?
An FBI background check goes back for the entire applicants lifetime.
Q. How do I know if I need my FBI background check apostilled?
If the country you wish to visit is part of the Hauge convention then you will need to apostille your FBI background check.
Q. What payment do you accept?
We accept cash, or any major credit card. (Visa/Mastercard/Discovery/American Express)