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Scheduling an Appointment

PDF and Video Guides to Scheduling an Appointment are coming soon

Fingerprinting at the CBCP office is by appointment only. We do not accept walk-ins and do not schedule appointments in person. Appointments are available Monday–Friday, beginning at 7:15 a.m. and the last appointment is available at 5:00 p.m.

See the calendar below for daily availability and black-out times.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have not received an introductory email from our office, we probably haven't received a CBC request from the board. Until the board submits a request for your CBC, we cannot schedule an appointment for you.

Call or Email the CBCP to schedule your appointment

Call the CBCP at 651-201-2822 or email criminal.background.check@state.mn.us.

The CBCP does not schedule same-day appointments, and next-day appointments may not be available. We recommend scheduling at least three or four days in advance. To get the exact time you would like, we encourage you to schedule the appointment at least a week in advance.

Fingerprinting Hours

See calendar below for the general days and times that fingerprinting appointments are available. Keep in mind that the times may be altered due to holidays, staff absence, or other events that may interrupt the regular schedule. Plan to schedule your appointment at least two days in advance.

The CBCP offers extended fingerprinting hours Monday through Friday beginning at 7:15 a.m. and taking the last appointment at 5:00 p.m.

Fingerprinting Hours

The CBCP office is closed for fingerprinting services:

  • Monday–Friday, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Monday–Friday, 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Provide adequate information to schedule your appointment

Provide the following information:

  • First and last name — if leaving a voicemail, be sure to spell your last name
  • Board to which you have applied
  • Dates and times of availability. Be sure to include a range of time you are available as well as the preferred time slot. For example: "I am available on Tuesday or Wednesday next week. I would prefer 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, but am available any time that morning until 10:00. On Wednesday I'm available any time after 3:00."

An email confirmation will be sent

If you have provided adequate information to schedule an appointment and an appointment slot was available, you will receive an email confirming your appointment date and time.

The email confirming your appointment will include instructions regarding what to bring and where you can park.

If you did not provide enough information or the desired date/time was not available, you will receive an email asking for more information.

If you leave a voicemail and our office was unable to identify a CBC request associated with your name (for instance, if the connection is bad, if the name on your application is different from the name you provide, or if you have not yet paid all your application fees to your board), we will not be able to contact you by email. If you do not receive a response by email within two business days, please try calling again, or send an email as well.

On the day of the appointment

Remember to bring the following:

  • Three forms provided in the Introductory email
  • One government-issued photo ID

Be on time, but do not arrive more than ten minutes before your scheduled appointment. We have a very small waiting room. During the busiest times of the year, we run two fingerprinting stations, which means we take eight appointments per hour. If you are late to your appointment, we will try to fit you in, but you may have to wait until there is a break in the schedule.

Come alone to your appointment. Our waiting room has limited seating. Young children will be allowed to wait with their parents, but anyone else who is not waiting to be fingerprinted will be asked to wait in the common areas on the first floor.

For the consideration of all, please do not wear heavy fragrances; heavy perfumes and colognes can be an irritant to those with allergies.

If you are sick, please reschedule your appointment if possible. If it is not possible to reschedule, you may be asked to wear a mask while in the CBCP office.

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