Statewide fingerprinting system launches on Monday |

Statewide fingerprinting system launches on Monday

Craig Press staff report

Colorado is joining other states in are using third-party vendors to offer fingerprinting services for residents in need of licensing for a variety of professions.

The state launched the Colorado Applicant Background Services program on Sept 24 to increase the number of locations people can obtain civil fingerprints for background checks for Colorado’s 64 professions requiring licensing.

IdentoGO and Colorado Fingerprinting have agreed to provide sites and mobile locations across Colorado where citizens can obtain their fingerprints for background check purposes, according to a news release from Colorado Department of Public Services. The fingerprints will be submitted directly to Colorado Bureau of Investigation for processing.

A list of locations, costs, and hours of operations can be found at or The vendors are working directly with licensing agencies, so they can share the process with people who require fingerprints for background checks.

Many Colorado law enforcement agencies will continue to provide fingerprinting services for residents, and many police departments and sheriff’s offices are opting to transition this process to the two vendors identified for the Colorado Applicant Background Services.

The background services will not impact the way results of the checks are returned. All results will continue to be delivered to licensing agencies through the CBI’s secure document delivery system.