electronic fingerprinting

Electronic Fingerprinting

All applicants must submit electronic fingerprints. Rolled fingerprints are not acceptable.

The following applicants have access to electronic fingerprinting through IdentoGO by IDEMIA:

  • Security Guards
  • Armored Car Carriers
  • Armored Car Guards
  • Private Investisgators
  • Watch Guard or Patrol Agencies
  • Bail Enforcement Agents
  • Coin Processors
  • Security or Fire Alarm Installers
  • Document Destruction Contractors


All applicants must submit electronic fingerprints. Rolled fingerprints are not acceptable. You MUST visit a site in New York to complete the fingerprinting process. You should NOT schedule an appointment at a site outside of New York State.


Instructions for Electronic Fingerprinting:

1. Schedule an appointment with IdentoGO by IDEMIA:

To schedule an appointment at a location near you, visit their website at www.identogo.com and select 'NY' or call 1-877-472-6915. For scheduling purposes, you must utilize the required or Service Code listed below: Failure to use the correct license type or Service Code may result in the need to be reprinted.* Please note, the IdentoGo website has been revised to present a privacy policy statement and provide applicants with information related to DCJS and if applicable FBI records review challenge processes. Employers making appointments on behalf of an applicant must provide the applicant with this information.

License TypeService Code
Armored Car Carrier1545HR
Armored Car Guard1545J5
Private Investigator/Watch Guard Patrol/Support Staff1545QJ
Bail Enforcement Agent1545KN
Coin Processor1545N3
Security Guard - Armed or Unarmed1545R1
Document Destruction Contractor1545G7
Security or Fire Alarm Installer-Qualifier1545SG
Security or Fire Alarm Installer – Alarm Installer Employee1545TY


2. Bring one of the below listed forms of identification to your appointment:
Upon completion of the fingerprinting process, you will be given 2 copies of your receipt.

Identification Document Allowed    Identification must be valid and not expired
Canadian Driver’s License (Non-Commercial)
Commercial Driver's License issued by a State or outlying possession of the U.S.
Department of Defense Common Access Card
DMV Non-Driver Identification Card
Driver's License issued by a State or outlying possession of the U.S.
Driver's License PERMIT issued by a State or outlying possession of the U.S.
Employment Authorization Card/Document (I-766) with Photo
Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL)
Enhanced Commercial Driver’s License
Federal ID Card with a seal or logo from a Federal agency
Foreign passport
Mexican Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
Mexican Driver’s License (Non-Commercial)
Military Dependent's Identification Card
NYC Identification Card
NYS Benefit Identification Card
Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551)
Uniformed Services Identification Card (Form DD-1172-2)
U.S. Coastguard Merchant Mariner Card
U.S. Military Identification Card
U.S. Military Identification Card (retired)
U.S. Passport
U.S. Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Identification Card (Enhanced Tribal Card Only)
U.S. Visa issued by the U.S. Department of Consular Affairs for travel to or within, or residence within, the United States

One payment for all relevant prints must be made at this time in the form of: check, money order or credit card payable to IDEMIA.


Electronic Fingerprinting Fees:
(Vendor Fee is subject to change in January and July of each year.)

  • Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) fee: $75.00
  • FBI fee: $13.25 (Only Security Guard License applicants must pay the FBI fee.)
  • Fingerprint Vendor fee: $14.25


3. Mail your license application and application fee to NYS Department of State:
Include your completed license application, the appropriate fees as listed on the application, and one copy of the receipt from IdentoGO by IDEMIA as proof of fingerprinting. Mail to the address listed in the application. 
Make checks or money orders payable to NYS Department of State.
The second copy of the fingerprinting receipt should be retained by your employer.


Please Note: Fingerprint receipts are valid for 5 months from the date of the fingerprinting. Please submit original application within 5 months from the date of fingerprinting. Failure to submit your application within this time period will require you to complete the fingerprint process again.