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Background Check Information

All applicants are reviewed to ensure that they meet the standards for certification and licensure established by the Policy Committee and the Board.  Applicants are reviewed for moral fitness per OAR 259-060-0200(4)(a) through (E) and for mandatory criminal disqualifiers per OAR 259-060-0300.   Moral fitness is based on Honesty, Good Character, Fair Treatment of Others, Public Trust and respect for Laws.  The Department may also review criminal dispositions which have been dismissed, especially in instances of theft, to determine if the individual meets moral fitness standards.  The Background Check Information List Background Check Information List describes disqualifying convictions. 

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.  
Background Check Information List

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Information regarding mandatory and discretionary grounds for denying or revoking private security certification or licensure can also be found in Oregon Administrative Rule 259-060-0300 Denial/Suspension/Revocation

Option 1 - 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 to DPSST.  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 the following Fieldprint code when scheduling your appointment:



  • Be Sure to enter the Fieldprint code when scheduling your appointment; and
  • 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 packet upon submission to DPSST.

Option 2 - 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 3 - 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.

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