Applicant Background Checks
American DataBank

Rolled FBI Fingerprinting Information
For Students CURRENTLY LIVING OUTSIDE of Pennsylvania, Delaware, or New Jersey

After you have completed your online order application American DataBank will mail you a FBI Fingerprint packet and will also register you with the PA Department of Public Welfare. Usually this packet is received within 3-5 business days of completing your online order application. Detailed instructions on how to complete this portion of your background check will be included in your packet as well as the FBI Fingerprint form that is needed to complete your FBI Fingerprint Record Search.

RN-BSN Online Applicants

RN-BSN Online applicants performing their clinical experiences OUTSIDE of Pennsylvania are EXEMPT from the PA Child Abuse Clearance requirement.

If you have paid for your background check via money order, American DataBank will not mail your packet until this has been received.

Instructions On Completing Your FBI Fingerprinting

  • Please visit to find a FBI Fingerprint location near you or take the FBI Fingerprint Card that was included in your information packet to your Local Police Department.
  • It is recommended that you call the location before getting your fingerprints rolled. Below are some questions that you may want to ask before going.
    1. Do I need an appointment?
    2. What hours do you conduct fingerprinting?
    3. Do you conduct Ink based fingerprints or electronic?
    4. If you do electronic, can a copy of the electronic fingerprints be printed onto an FBI Fingerprint Card?
    5. What is your fee for fingerprinting?
      **Please Note:** The fingerprinting fee that indivudal companies charge to roll your prints WAS NOT included in your package.
  • Once the FBI Fingerprint Card has been completed you will need to mail it back to American DataBank at:

    110 16th Street, 8th Floor
    Denver, CO 80202
  • Once American DataBank receives your completed FBI Fingerprint Card, we will then process the card and the registration with the PA Department of Public Welfare.
  • The results will be returned to you directly. You are REQUIRED to send a copy of the results to ADB to record.

**Very Important**

Your results will be sent to you by mail from the PA Department of Public Welfare. It may take around 2-3 weeks to receive them.

You are required to provide a copy of your results to American DataBank. American DataBank does NOT receive a copy from the Department of Public Welfare.

You may submit a copy of your results to 303-531-2055 or scan and email the results to If you do not send the results back to American DataBank, the compliance requirement will not be completed and you may lose the eligibility status in the program.

Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance at 1-800-200-0853 .

Thank you,
American DataBank