Fingerprinting Instructions

Texas Online Private Security (TOPS) UPDATE: During the TOPS transition period (08/14 through 08/28), please use CCR number 0627242 and Service Code for Private Security 11G65Y to schedule an appointment.

Pursuant to Texas Occupations Code Chapter 1702, DPS must conduct a fingerprint based FBI Criminal History background check for new and renewal Private Security Registration applications.

Private Security applicants are required to submit fingerprints to DPS as part of a substantially complete application.  Fingerprints must be submitted electronically with IdentoGo, unless the applicant qualifies for the Alternative Fingerprint Process.

Fingerprinting instructions during TOPS transition period (08/14 through 08/28):

NOTE* If there are no electronic fingerprinting appointments available within three business days, you may submit a complaint to DPS at Fingerprint Applicant Services of Texas (FAST).