The following timeline begins upon receipt of a signed and complete Criminal History Check release authorization form.  Incomplete forms, missing signatures, or not including a copy of your government issued photo ID will delay the process.

Standard timeline for processing and reporting satisfactory results: 

  • In-State:  2 – 4 business days
  • National Fingerprints:  2 – 7 business days from the time the applicant is digitally fingerprinted


Fingerprinting Guidance:  If National Fingerprints are required, you will receive instructions via email from Human Resources.   If you live locally (or are planning a trip to Corvallis), you may schedule an appointment to fingerprint on campus with OSU’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) free of charge, seven days a week.  If you will be printing off campus OR out of State, you may print through a local Fieldprint office.