Records Checks Instructions
Click this link for instructions
on completing your fingerprints and criminal records checks:
BCI & FBI INSTRUCTIONS
- For all applicants for CT, PC, PCC, SWA, SWT, LSW, LISW,
MFT & IMFT. Print and take the BCI and FBI Instructions
with you to a WebCheck® location to have your finger
For each initial licensure you must complete both the Ohio BCI&I
(Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation also referred to
as BCI) and FBI criminal records checks. By law, the Board cannot complete
the processing of your application until it receives both the BCI and FBI background checks.
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation
contact information: Call BCI if your criminal records checks
have taken longer than 3 weeks to be received by the Board at
877-224-0043 between the hours of 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., option
7 at the prompt.
If you have completed a BCI background check for another
purpose within the last 12 months, you can request a copy be sent
to this Board. Click this link: send
copy to this board and follow the instructions. A copy
of your BCI will take approximately 30 days to process. BCI
cannot send a copy of your previous FBI background check; it will
need to be repeated.
To request a copy of a BCI check it must be less than 12 months
old. If it is less than 30 days old, a copy will be free.
Print the forms from the link above and mail your request to address below:
Attn: Re-Submission Desk
PO Box 365
London, Ohio 43140
You can also request a copy of a BCI criminal record check done for this board
to be sent elsewhere. Print, complete and mail this form to the address above:
Request a copy to be sent elsewhere
If you have had issues in the past with a WebCheck location
capturing quality fingerprints: Follow this link for information
about how to request that BCI accept ink-rolled fingerprint cards:
Instructions to Request Exemption from Electronic Fingerprint
Submission Requirement. You must also complete the
Request for Exemption form. Contact the Board for additional information or
to request a packet containing the exemption instructions and
If you have any criminal issues follow these directions:
Requirements for Criminal Convictions
you cannot download the forms below, or you do not have a computer,
you can print off forms from a computer at your local library.
You may also mail, call 614-466-0912 or e-mail
your request for forms. Be sure to include the following information.
Name & Address & City/State/Zip & if you have one
your License Number.
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DOS, Macintosh or Unix are available FREE. Forms are Active PDF
Forms meaning you can click on the text boxes and type in your
information and then print for mailing.