Out-of-State Applicant

Instructions for Individuals Outside of Ohio

Out of state background checks can take up to 4 to 6 weeks.  If you will be in Ohio before licensure, print the BCI & FBI instructions and take them with you to an Ohio WebCheck® location which will be a much faster process. You do not have to live in Ohio to have your criminal records check completed in Ohio.

If you cannot come to Ohio to have your background check completed please email cswmft.info@cswb.ohio.gov to request an out-of-state fingerprint packet. Be sure to include your name, mailing address and email address.  The Board will mail the packet to you, so your fingerprints can be scanned or inked and rolled at your local law enforcement agency.  Instructions for mailing the completed fingerprint cards are included in the packet.