December 21, 2017

New Vendor for Digital Fingerprinting Announced

Navigating and completing federal background checks is easier now more than ever. “The Commonwealth has announced its new vendor for digital fingerprinting.The new vendor, IDEMIA, is now accepting registrations and completing Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) fingerprinting for Pennsylvania agencies. IDEMIA uses Service Codes to identify the reason an applicant is being fingerprinted, and is part of a pre-registration process.”

Pre-registration is required before entering the fingerprinting site. “To pre-register for an FBI Background Check and find a fingerprinting location, applicants should go to Once pre-registered, you may walk in during a location’s posted hours of operation or you can schedule an appointment in advance. You do not have to schedule an appointment, however, scheduling an appointment may lead to lesser/no wait times.”

Learn more about how to pre-register via PA Early Ed News.
Note: Those without internet can call 1-844-321-2101 to pre-register for fingerprinting.