TRP Associates, LLC is an Approved FBI Channeler that offers a cost-effective, reliable, tested method for the collection and management of biometric and biographic data for business and government entities. Our national network of affiliates provides us an accessible and consistent method for the collection of biometric and biographic data.

TRP Associates provides Fast, Secure, Online, Compliant, Flexible and Low Cost solutions to our clients through Livescan Fingerprint Technology. After a client’s biographic information and biometric data has been collected, it is sent to our secure servers for processing to the FBI CJIS database. TRP Associates is one of the few FBI Channelers authorized to send results electronically to the authorized recipient.

TRP Associates headquarters and data center receive both Livescan fingerprint transmissions and rolled ink cards. Both are processed electronically and submitted to the FBI CJIS database over secure encrypted security transmissions.  Results are returned almost immediately through our secure servers.

FBI-Approved Channelers receive the fingerprint submission and relevant data, collect the associated fee(s), electronically forward the fingerprint submission with the necessary information to the FBI CJIS Division for a national Identity History Summary check, and receive the electronic summary check result for dissemination to the individual.

TRP Associates has met a strict set of compliance standards, and provides FBI criminal history responses to an individual pursuant to departmental order 556-73. An FBI-approved Channeler simply helps expedite the delivery of Identity History Summary information on behalf of the FBI.

Since 2012, TRP Associates has passed two extensive audits by the FBI CJIS Division. Our infrastructure and processes comply with federal information security standards.

A fingerprint background check is required for the following reasons:

Up to Date Record

To make sure your FBI record is complete, accurate and up-to-date.

Correct a Record

To review or to request a correction or update

Challenge a Record

To challenge information on your record

Adopt a Child

Adopting a child from a foreign country

Visa to Live Abroad

To satisfy a requirement to live in a foreign country

Visa to Travel Abroad

To satisfy a requirement to travel to a foreign country

Various Court Matters

To satisfy court related matters
An FBI-approved Channeler may only process requests for a U.S. person (an individual who is a citizen of the U.S. or a lawful permanent resident of the U.S.). A lawful permanent resident is any person not a citizen of the U.S. who is residing in the U.S. under legally recognized and lawfully recorded permanent residence as an immigrant (also known “Permanent Resident Alien,” “Resident Alien Permit Holder,” and “Green Card Holder”).
An FBI-approved Channeler cannot process a request for employment and/or licensing purposes within the United States. This type of request should be coordinated with the appropriate state identification bureau (or state police) for the correct procedures.

What’s the difference between a Livescan fingerprint and an ink roll fingerprint card?

Livescan Fingerprinting

The Livescan method of rolling fingerprints costs less and provides faster, better quality prints than ink cards. The applicant places their fingers on a specialized scanner that will provide an in-depth picture of the applicant’s fingerprints. Livescan fingerprinting is more reliable than ink rolled hard cards, and provides the applicant with a more in depth copy of their prints.

Ink Roll Fingerprinting

An ink roll “hard card scan” is a method of submitting traditional fingerprint cards. Applicant fingerprints are rolled in ink and then onto an FBI fingerprint card. These cards are then electronically scanned into the FBI database using a specialized machine. There is a fee associated with rolling fingerprints, as a high degree of skill is required to reach the necessary quality of fingerprints outlined by FBI standards.

Fingerprint Order Process

Complete all required FBI Client Applicant forms. Bring them to your appointment.
You will need to bring two (2) valid, government issued forms of photo identification to your appointment (drivers license, state ID, passport).
Schedule your appointment by phone or through one of our Livescan locations throughout the United States.
If you are unable to visit one of our Livescan locations, your local law enforcement agency  by appointment will provide you with fingerprinting services on location. Print the approved FBI Fingerprint Card, and bring it to your designated appointment location.

Once your appointment is done, mail the Fingerprint Card and the completed Federal Applicant Form to our corporate headquarters.

We will then process your request and contact you directly regarding payment.

We accept most major credit cards and money orders.

If required, an apostille certification can be obtained after you receive your results.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fingerprinting