FBI Fingerprint Checks

As an FBI Channeling service, IDVetting transmits digitized electronic fingerprint records to the FBI in Electronic Fingerprint Transmission Specification (EFTS) formats. The FBI then compares those fingerprints to the ones stored in the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) database of known criminal fingerprints. IDVetting then receives the results electronically and provides the results to the client via our secure web portal.

IDVetting offers a number of implementation options to meet the needs of different clients, making sure that no program elements are compromised in the process. We follow program mandates that FBI Channelers must follow to ensure security, reliability and integrity.

“Using electronic technology for the FBI fingerprint process, we get results in hours rather than weeks – so we don’t lose candidates the way we used to…”

Positive Match

Many employers run background screening programs using names and dates of birth as identifiers through the court records as a means of verification. We do that, too. But qualified organizations can now add FBI fingerprint matching to validate true user identity.

A fingerprint match is the “gold standard” of criminal record checks. It establishes a concrete match between an individual and a record, based on a unique biometric identifier. If the fingerprint matches, you have positively linked the individual with the record.

FBI-maintained Identity History Summary Checks (IdHSC)

The FBI maintains the only comprehensive collection of criminal history for all 50 states, with an automated database (Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System – IAFIS), that integrates criminal history records, including arrest information and corresponding disposition information, submitted by Federal, State, local, tribal, and certain foreign criminal justice agencies.

Outsourcing for Noncriminal Justice Purposes – Channeling

Qualifying organizations can now use FBI channeling through a qualified outsourced service provider to perform an electronic biometric (fingerprint) history check of the IAFIS database, with results back in hours, not days or weeks.

We have met a rigid set of privacy, security, and audit standards and are allowed to submit fingerprints directly to the FBI for the processing of IdHSC inquiries for noncriminal justice purposes.