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Old 05-23-2007, 08:14 PM
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How long does it take for the background check/fingerprinting results?

I was offered a job, and my next step is to get fingerprinted. How long does it take for the results to come back? I know I'll definitely pass, but I want to know how long it'll take before I get to sign the contract. I'm sure they have to wait until the fingeprinting results come back.
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Old 05-23-2007, 10:03 PM
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Fingerprint results can come back in 48 hours. I was told by my local Sheriffs department. Though I have been printed several times, for my certificate of clearance and for a couple of jobs, so that is supposed to help. I would estimate a week at the longest for a new person.
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Old 05-23-2007, 10:19 PM
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Hmmm... when I applied for a job with LAUSD, they told me it would take about 3-4 weeks for the fingerprints to be checked (and I got called for a job in 3 weeks).
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Old 05-23-2007, 10:25 PM
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I had to get a state fingerprint clearance card and they told us it would take anywhere from 6-8 weeks, I think I got mine back in less time than that.
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Old 05-23-2007, 10:31 PM
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It depends on how they fingerprint. The newer systems like LiveScan can take hours (rarely) or a week or two. It depends on how busy they are and which state you are in. Some handle them more quickly.

This is what they told me when I was fingerprinted with LiveScan a little over a year ago (I was actually the first person in my county to get fingerprinted with their new LiveScan machine!)
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Old 05-23-2007, 11:03 PM
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Yes, I'm sorry I just assumed everyone was doing Live Scan now. I worked for a company(a bank) that even purchased their own machine because it was so fast.
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Old 05-24-2007, 05:58 AM
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wow, in PA, they told us up to 8 weeks to be the FBI fingerprints back. It took mine 4 weeks.
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Old 05-24-2007, 06:31 AM
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It took 4-6 weeks for mine - I'm in New York. However, I know that schools still hire teachers "pending fingerprint clearance." That is how it usually written on the board minutes.
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:08 AM
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Wow, Mrs. Gould, I can't believe they hire people with "pending clearance". What if they hire some sort of child molester or sex offender and let him work BEFORE they find out who he is?
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:16 AM
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I know - that is a good point! Actually, I think that only happens when they are making emergency appointments, or they hire at the beginning of the summer so by the time they will be teaching, the fingerprints should be in.
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