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NOTICE: The building at 335 Randolph Avenue is closed to the public until April 22, 2022. After April 22, materials may be dropped off between 8:30am and 4:00pm daily, either with office staff or building security.

Fingerprints must be submitted to the Criminal Background Check Program (CBCP) on a fingerprint card. CBCP staff continue to telework part time. The office is staffed daily; however, the office may not be staffed during all business hours. We recommend sending fingerprints and forms by USPS or courier (e.g., UPS, FedEx) rather than bringing them to the office in person.

CBC Requirements Overview

The Minnesota Health Related Licensing Boards (HLBs) have cooperatively established the Criminal Background Check Program (CBCP) to help licensure applicants efficiently complete mandatory background checks. All criminal background check (CBC) questions should be directed to the CBCP, not the Boards.

The CBC process begins when the board sends a CBC request to the CBCP. For most boards, this occurs when the application fees have been paid, or on the following business day. Application fees include a $33.25 CBC fee.

Prior Background Checks May Not Be Used

CBC for licensure is separate from any other background check you may have undergone for work, military, licensure in other states, licensure with other boards, or any other purpose. Likewise, the CBC obtained for licensure with the HLBs cannot be used for any other purpose.

High Quality Fingerprints are Required

The CBC for licensure requires a set of high-quality fingerprints. Poor-quality fingerprints will be rejected by the FBI, which requires you to be fingerprinted again. To avoid potential delays, see the Tips to Expedite Your CBC.

What to Expect

Upon receipt of your properly completed fingerprint cards and form, the average time to complete your CBC is five business days. Approximately 90% of all reports are delivered within two weeks.

Please note: The following may increase the turnaround time of your CBC:

  • High volume periods, specifically in the months of April and May.
  • Submission of incorrectly completed forms or fingerprint cards.
  • Low-quality fingerprints

For more detailed information, see Process Overview, Step by Step Instructions, and Tips to Expedite the CBC.

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