In Arizona, many healthcare professions are required to have an active fingerprint clearance card prior to beginning their employment. When you join the Adultcare Assistance team, all caregivers need to provide us with a copy of this card within the first 30 days of employment.   Unlike a background clearance which is a one-time check of criminal history, the fingerprint clearance card is monitored for any new criminal activity that would potentially put a senior care client in danger.

Here is what you need to know about the Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card and what the application process looks like.

What is the Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card?

Arizona requires a fingerprint clearance card as a condition of employment in certain cases. This is the case for anyone working directly with Arizona’s most vulnerable populations, including the elderly, children, and hospital patients.

The purpose of the card is to conduct a thorough criminal background check with the State of Arizona and FBI. Upon completion of the background check, applicants will have the chance to challenge the accuracy of the results.

To obtain a card, the Arizona Department of Public Safety performs ongoing the criminal checks of applicants to determine their suitability to receive and maintain a card.

How to Apply for a Fingerprint Clearance Card

You can apply for your fingerprint clearance card with a paper application or online application. You will also be required to pay a fee of $67 to complete the application.

Also, worth noting is that once approved, a caregiver fingerprint card will be valid for six years.

How to Check the Status of Your Application

After you submit your Arizona fingerprint clearance card application, you can check the status online. The process is usually completed within 10 days for individuals without a criminal history. Individuals with a criminal history can expect the process to take up to 30 days.

Join the Adultcare Assistance Team!

Adultcare Assistance is growing, and we are looking for the best individuals to add to our team. The Arizona fingerprint clearance card allows us to hire quality talent with confidence and provide the highest care to the families we serve.

For questions about our caregiver application process please reach out to our team directly.