OAR 161-530-0020
Background Check Authorizations and Fingerprint Card


The background check includes a criminal background check and a criminal records request as provided in OAR Chapter 161, Division 520. The subject individual must apply for the background check in writing on a form approved by the Board with all information provided and certified by the subject individual.


The Board and a vendor for fingerprinting services (“fingerprint service provider”) have contractually agreed that:


The fingerprint service provider will provide electronic fingerprinting services to Oregon subject individuals and submit the fingerprints electronically to the Oregon Department of State Police to conduct statewide and nationwide criminal records checks though the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


All Oregon subject individuals may only submit fingerprints required by the Board through the fingerprint service provider. All other out of state subject individuals must submit one completed fingerprint card, prescribed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and completed by a law enforcement agency or a commercial fingerprinting entity.


The background check shall include, but is not limited to, the following:


Legal name, residence physical and mailing address, telephone numbers and email address;


Place and date of birth;


Social security number;


Driver’s license or identification card number and state of issue;


Whether the subject individual has:


EVER entered a plea of nolo contendere, plead or been found guilty of or convicted of a felony;


In the past ten years entered a plea of nolo contendere, plead or been found guilty of, or convicted of, a misdemeanor;


EVER been reprimanded or fined or had a license, certificate or registration suspended, revoked, restricted, denied or surrendered in this or any other state by any agency that has granted a license, certificate or registration to engage in a regulated occupation, trade or profession;


An entry of any money judgments that have not been paid in full;


Filed for voluntary or involuntary bankruptcy protection during the past ten years; and


Any other information the Board considers necessary to evaluate the moral character of the subject individual.

Source: Rule 161-530-0020 — Background Check Authorizations and Fingerprint Card, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=161-530-0020.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 161-530-0020’s source at or​.us