In order to ensure your criminal history check is properly completed you must know if you need an Ohio and/or FBI check. You also must know exactly where the results need to be sent and the reason why you are being fingerprinted. If you are unsure of any of these items, please ask the organization that is requiring your background check prior to making an appointment. Lastly, you will need a picture ID (government issued) and your Social Security number.
The BCI and FBI have up to 30 days to complete the criminal history check. Generally, it doesn’t take nearly that long but certain factors such as the quality of prints, common names, and criminal history can affect the length of time required to obtain the results.