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Background Check Information

All applicants are reviewed to ensure that they meet the standards for licensure established by the Policy Committee and the Board.  Applicants are reviewed for moral fitness per OAR 259-061-0040 (3) and for mandatory criminal disqualifiers per OAR 259-061-0300.   Moral fitness is based on Character, Honesty, Striving for Justice, Public Trust and Respect for the laws and constitutions of this state and nation.   The Program may also review criminal dispositions which have been dismissed, especially in instances of theft, to determine if the individual meets moral fitness standards. 

If you are unsure if a court disposition is disqualifying, please contact the Program to inquire before submitting an application as application fees are non-refundable.

Option One - Electronic fingerprinting via Fieldprint

Submit Electronic Fingerprints via Fieldprint, Inc.  Fieldprint provides all aspects of the fingerprinting process from electronic collection to sending the collected fingerprints to OSP/FBI for processing - eliminating the need for submission of a fingerprint card and Affidavit form in a sealed tamper-proof bag to the department.  In addition, Fieldprint offers nationwide fingerprinting services within a reasonable distance from any location.  Please visit: for more information and to schedule an appointment.

You will need to use this Fieldprint code when scheduling your appointment:  FPPILicenseDPSST


  1. Be Sure to enter the correct Fieldprint code (codes are listed above) when scheduling your appointment.  Entry of an incorrect code will result in the rejection of your prints and you will be required to reschedule and repeat the fingerprint process, which will include repayment of the electronic fingerprint fee charged by Fieldprint Inc; and

  1. Once you have completed the process of scheduling an appointment with Fieldprint, Inc., you will be provided with a Confirmation Page.  You must include a copy of your Confirmation Page with your application (PI-1) upon submission to DPSST.


Option Two - LiveScan fingerprinting

Submit a LiveScan printed fingerprint card.  LiveScan is an inkless electronic fingerprinting method where fingerprints are scanned and saved as a digital image.  When done properly, LiveScan can have a greater success rate than the traditional ink method.  However, LiveScan is not available in all areas.

Option Three - Traditional ink fingerprinting

Submit a completed ink fingerprint card.  The Department will supply pre-printed FBI fingerprint cards at no charge.  Please contact our office to request one.