FBI Criminal Background Check – Identity History Reports

New! FBI Channeler Service – Expedited FBI Background Checks

Alive Scan is proud to announce that we are now authorized to provide FBI Channeling Services. You can now get your own personal copy of your criminal history the FBI has on file, FAST, usually in less than 24 hours. Alive Scan is now authorized to submit fingerprints electronically via livescan as an FBI Channeler, with the Identity History Reports often available within hours instead of months. Please visit our FBI Channeling in San Diego webpage for more information.


FBI Criminal Background Reports (Rapsheet)

An Identity History Summary Check – often referred to as a criminal history record, or a “rap sheet”—is a listing of certain information taken from fingerprint submissixons kept by the FBI and related to arrests and, in some instances, federal employment, naturalization, or military service. The Rap Sheet includes the date of arrest, the arrest charge(s), and the arrest disposition(s) if known.When no record is found, a dated “No Arrest Record” stamp, placed on the back of the fingerprint card the individual submitted for the Criminal Record File search, serves as our official reply. The “National Level” FBI background check is also referred to as:

  • Departmental Order
  • Criminal Clearance Certificate or Police Clearance Certificate.
  • FBI Criminal Background History Report.
  • Rap Sheet.
  • Personal Review or Record Review
  • Identity History Summary Check

Note: for a criminal background check at the California DOJ state level, you will need to submit your fingerprints via the live scan digital process. Please see our “Personal Record Review” webpage if you need to obtain a copy of your “California Criminal Clearance Certificate”.

How do I obtain a copy of my FBI Identification Record – Criminal History Report

In order to furnish an individual with a copy of their criminal record,  or proof that one does not exist, the individual must be electronically fingerprinted by an authorized FBI Channeler (24 hours reports) or fingerprinted on the FD-258 card by an authorized fingerprint service provider and mail the fingerprint card to the FBI. Please contact us for more information.