State and Federal Background Check Requirement for Licensing
with the Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy (“the Board”)
- Every new applicant will be required to submit
fingerprints to the Kentucky State Police (KSP) and pay for a state and
federal background check. The cost is $51.25 ($20-state fee, $13.25-FBI
fee, $18-IDEMIA fingerprinting fee.) The Board does not have coupon
codes/Authorization Codes for this service.
- Applicants wishing to get
fingerprinted in Kentucky will schedule a fingerprinting appointment with
one of the IdentoGO agencies authorized by the Kentucky State Police to
collect fingerprints for background checks.
- The applicant will use the Kentucky Board of Physical
Therapy Service Code 27GK3Q to schedule an appointment online through
this link: IdentoGO scheduling for Kentucky
must finish the IdentoGO registration process online to be fingerprinted. You
will receive an email or confirmation number when registration is complete. Please
see the Fingerprint
Service Code Form which explains what type of identification
documents you are required to bring with you to your fingerprint appointment.
Your name must match the documents you provide to verify your identity.
- Remember the phone numbers and/or
email address provided to IdentoGO, as they will be used to retrieve your
information during your in-person enrollment.
you do not have access to the Internet, you may schedule an appointment by
calling (844) 543-9714
If you reside outside the
state of Kentucky, you may choose either digital fingerprinting submission at
an IdentoGo location (Livescan) OR you may choose to submit a fingerprint card
(Cardscan.) Both require online registration and payment. The IdentoGO
customer service call center number is (844) 543-9714.
Please note: Livescan outside KY (with a few limited exceptions in TN) will be an additional $39.95 charge.
1. Pre-enroll for Livescan Processing at
https://uenroll.identogo.com/ by selecting the option to locate
the nearest Out-Of-State location for Livescan Fingerprinting Services.
2. Identify the closest IdentoGO location
you would like to get printed at via the zip-code lookup. If no location
is available within 100 miles or you do not wish to visit the identified
location, there is an option to switch to Cardscan Processing. https://www.identogo.com/locations
3. Select an appointment date and time
and complete the pre-enrollment steps.
4. Complete the enrollment and printing at
the selected location.
1. Pre-enroll for card scan submission at https:/uenroll.identogo.com/. The $51.25 processing fee will be
collected during the pre-enrollment process (via credit card). There is no additonal charge. A pre-enrollment
confirmation page will be provided once registration is complete.
2. Obtain fingerprints on FBI (FD-258)
fingerprint card and complete all applicable personal information fields on
and sign the completed pre-enrollment confirmation page, which includes the
barcode printed on the top right of the page. Mail the signed pre-enrollment
confirmation page and the completed fingerprint card to the mailing
address provided or Kentucky State Police Records Branch, 1266 Louisville Road,
Frankfort, KY 40601.
4. IDEMIA requires only the completed
fingerprint card (including SSN if required) and the UEP confirmation page to
complete the cardscan submission. Applicant packets submitted that do not
include a signed UEP confirmation page will be returned TO THE APPLICANT.
- The Board will not be collecting
or submitting fingerprint cards or payment on an applicant’s behalf. The
Board has no ability to schedule appointments for applicants.
- We have been advised that it can
take up to 6 weeks for the results to be returned to the agency.
Therefore, we are advising exam candidates to submit their fingerprints at
least 8-10 weeks prior to their anticipated NPTE exam date.
- If an applicant has no criminal
history returned to the Board, their application proceeds as before.
- If an applicant has criminal
history returned to the Board, she/he may be contacted to provide further
information to the Board for consideration. The Board will then
determine how to proceed.
- An applicant can check the status of their fingerprinting
through the IdentoGO website. If you provide an email address during
registration, IdentoGO will notify you via email.
- Applicants may reschedule appointments through
the IdentoGO website.
- The Board is not able to provide
the criminal history report to anyone, including the applicant. If the
applicant wants a copy of the report, requests may be submitted to KSP and
FBI. Similarly, there is a process with KSP and the FBI for
contesting and/or correcting inaccurate information on the report.
- To obtain your own copy of your
FBI criminal history report:
https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks. Several different options
are available. You will have to get fingerprints taken again.
- To obtain your own copy of your
Kentucky criminal history report:
Fill out and submit the “KSP Criminal History Review Request” form.
Click here for a copy of the form. The fee
- Criminal background checks are
valid for 6 months from the date of their receipt by the Board. Therefore, it is important for an
applicant to be aware of timing with regards to submitting their
background checks, taking the NPTE, etc.
- An applicant will not be approved
for testing with FSBPT or licensure without a completed state and FBI background
FINGERPRINT USE AND
Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy has the legal authority, KRS 327.310, to
require a criminal background investigation of an applicant for licensure by
requiring fingerprinting of the applicant.
accordance with FBI policy, please read the following information regarding the
use and dissemination/restriction of the fingerprint report obtained from the
“Under provisions set forth in Title 28, code of Federal Regulations (CFR),
Section 50.12, both governmental and nongovernmental entities authorized to
submit fingerprints and receive FBI identification records must notify the individuals
fingerprinted that the fingerprints will be used to check the criminal history
records of the FBI. Identification records obtained from the FBI may be used
solely for the purpose requested and may not be disseminated outside the
receiving department, related agency, or other authorized entity. If the
information on the record is used to disqualify an applicant, the official
making the determination of suitability for licensing or employment shall
provide the applicant the opportunity to complete, or challenge the accuracy
of, the information contained in the FBI identification record. The deciding
official should not deny the license or employment based on the information in
the record until the applicant has been afforded a reasonable time to correct
or complete the information, or has declined to do so. An individual should be
presumed not guilty of any charge/arrest for which there is no final
disposition stated on the record or otherwise determined. If the applicant
wishes to correct the record as it appears in the FBI’s CJIS division records
system, the applicant should be advised that the procedures to change, correct
or update the record are set forth in Title 28, CFR, Section 16.34.”