Fingerprinting for Licensure and/or Employment

New Fingerprinting Process- The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is in the process of implementing a new, Statewide Digital Fingerprinting Process known as CABS (Colorado Applicant Background Services) in response to Senate Bill 17-189. The CBI recently awarded two contracts allowing third party vendors to print and submit non-criminal applicant fingerprints for the State. These vendor services will be located throughout the State, increasing applicants’ ability to obtain fingerprints in a timely manner. These services will also reduce the burden on Law Enforcement agencies as the vendors will electronically transmit the civil fingerprints. The processing time and rejections will decrease tremendously.

Approved Fingerprinting Vendor

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How the CABS Program Will Work:

Appointments and online registration are required!You can choose to be fingerprinted at any of CABS locations, they are in the process of opening over 40 locations throughout the State of Colorado.

When you need fingerprinting the new, streamlined process look like this:

1.Online Registration (required)- You will register through the online Enrollment Center at where you will identify yourself and the entity requesting your report.

2.Convenient Location and Time- Use the Enrollment Center to select a convenient location, date and time for your appointment.

3.Payment or Billing Account- After providing all required information, you can pay with either credit card, money order or provide a billing account number if provided by your requesting institution.

4.Confirmation- You receive an appointment confirmation with your "Order Number" by text and by email.

5.Fingerprinting- Go to the fingerprint location at your scheduled time. Provide the "Order Number" to the enrollment agent along with your government issued photo ID (drivers license, state issued ID, US passport or foreign-issued passport). Your live scan fingerprints, digital photo and digital signature are then captured and submitted to CBI.

6.Results- The results are returned by CBI to the entity requesting your report.

7.Status- You can login to the Enrollment Center at any time to see the status of your fingerprint submission.

Please contact CABS 720-292-2722, toll free 833-224-2227 or email if you have any questions or need assistance.