Welcome to the Board of Fingerprinting
The Arizona Board of Fingerprinting is a state agency that does two things:
- Good-cause exceptions: The Board considers applications from individuals whose fingerprint clearance card has been denied or suspended by the Arizona Department of Public Safety and who are trying to demonstrate that they're rehabilitated and not recidivists.
- Central-registry exceptions: Individuals who have had substantiated allegations of child abuse or neglect are listed in a set of Department of Child Safety (formerly Child Protective Services) databases called the Central Registry. The Board considers applications from individuals who have been disqualified after a central-registry background check and who are trying to demonstrate that they're rehabilitated and not recidivists.