Any applicant who needs to complete a background check should contact the BCII at 855-224-6446 for instructions on how to complete fingerprint collection at home.


Monday: 8:30am - 7:30pm

Tuesday: 8:30am - 7:30pm

Wednesday: 8:30am - 7:30pm

Thursday: 8:30am - 7:30pm

Friday: 8:30am - 3:30pm

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Background Checks / Fingerprinting, by appointment only:

The IRC is only accepting online credit card payments ( at this time. Cash and checks are NOT accepted.


Fingerprinting Services

The IRC offers electronic fingerprinting and background check services for both federal (FBI) and state (BCI). You may fill out and print the fingerprinting form prior to coming to the IRC to save time.


The IRC (221 White Hall)
Kent Campus
150 Terrace Drive
Kent, Ohio 44242


By appointment only. Schedule an appointment here:


Type Cost
Federal (FBI) $30.00
State (BCI) $25.00
Both (FBI & BCI) $55.00

The IRC is only accepting online credit card payments ( at this time. Cash and checks are NOT accepted.

Departments may also authorize charges for fingerprinting using Interdepartmental Charges (IDC). Please contact the IRC to make arrangements.


The BCI&I will usually complete an Ohio and federal criminal background check within 48 hours; however, it could take up to 4-6 weeks before you, or the address you requested, receive your results in the mail. This is your only official copy of your results. The IRC does not have access to your results. You can obtain additional official copies for a fee from BCI&I by calling 877-224-0043.

Ink Fingerprinting

The IRC does not provide ink fingerprinting.

For Additional Information:

*Please note that in order to be fingerprinted you need to bring a current government issued photo ID, cash or check, and the address where you need the results sent. You also must know your social security number at the time of fingerprinting. The IRC does not know where your results should go, this is your responsibility and we are not liable if you have the results sent to the wrong location.