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Accurate Biometrics offers fast, secure, easy live scan fingerprinting for Illinois nursing licensure. State and FBI Federal fingerprint-based background checks are required by the Board of Nursing (BON) under the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).
In-state applicants, we offer walk-in live scan service at over 40 locations in Illinois. Find a convenient location near you:
We are also authorized by the state to process ink cards for out-of-state and international applicants. Scroll down to find the out-of-state applicant instructions below the in-state instructions.
Download Fingerprint Authorization Form
*We require a payment of $65.00 at the time of fingerprinting. This price includes State and FBI processing fees. We do not accept cash or personal checks. All major credit cards and money orders are accepted. Click here to view the complete list of payment terms.
If you’re a traveling nurse working independently – or through a nursing registry or nursing agency – we provide mail-in service for the fingerprint background check required to work in Illinois as a private nurse or part of a nursing staff.
If you are relocating to Illinois for a career in nursing, even from outside the United States, you can take advantage of our mail-in service to satisfy Illinois licensure requirements.
Follow the instructions for out-of-state applications below.
Download Out-of-state Forms Packet
Download and print out the forms in the packet above. Detailed instructions for filling out the Out-of-state Fingerprint Application forms are included in the forms packet. Here is an overview of the application steps:
Special user agreement pricing available. Please contact our Account Management Team at 866-361-9944 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get details on saving money for your agency or organization.
For all IDFPR/BON licensure applicants: If you do not receive a fingerprint receipt from Accurate Biometrics via email within 2 weeks of having mailed the fingerprint card, please call our customer service department at 866-361-9944.
If we verify that your prints have been processed and your requesting agency has not received a response from the Illinois State Police (ISP), you can contact the ISP for an update. You must have the Transaction Control Number from your receipt
The ISP prefers an email request at email@example.com; to contact the ISP by phone call 815-740-5160, then select option #2.
Sample FBI FD-258 fingerprint form. Download
here if you need a copy.
For additional assistance, please call our customer service department at 866-361-9944 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.