The Northwest Ohio ESC will be closed to the public through August 31st.

BCII / FBI Checks

BCII / FBI Checks

BCII - Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (Ohio)
FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation

Fingerprint background checks are required for anyone working in an educational setting.  The Northwest Ohio ESC also offers background checks (fingerprinting services) to any other agency or business requiring it for their employees.

Our background check service is currently open by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call 567.444.4806. 

Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

*COVID-19 protocol

  • Applicants and employees are required to wear a face covering per the statewide facial covering mandate.
  • Applicants shall sanitize their hands prior to and after fingerprinting
  • Hard surfaces will be sanitized, including fingerprint scanners, after each use

 Applicants will be asked the following questions. Those who are unable to answer the three questions satisfactorily will be asked to reschedule.

1. Have you had contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19 in the last 14 days?

2. Have you had any of these symptoms in the last 14 days:

  • Fever greater than 100
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Cough 

3. Are you currently experiencing fever over 100, difficulty breathing or cough? 

You will not be admitted to the building if any your answers to the questions above are yes. There will be a station to sign in and have your temperature taken when you enter the building. If your temperature is over 100.4 you will have to reschedule. Please call 567.444.4806 with any questions about the COVID-19 protocol.

Requirements for BCII and/or FBI Background Checks:

  • Know which check is needed? BCII, FBI, or Both
  • A valid photo ID (preferably a valid drivers license)
  • The name and address of the agency that is requesting the background check
  • Fee of $30 for a BCII check, $35 for an FBI check and $65 for both checks payable by:
    • Cash [Exact Change Please]
    • VISA, MasterCard or Discover Credit Card
    • Debit Card
    • PayPal Account
    • Money Orders
    • Cashier Check
    • We do not accept personal checks
  • If the person being fingerprinted is under the age of 18, a parent/guardian must accompany and sign permission for the background check to be completed
  • The Background Check Application Form must be completed and signed by the applicant prior to fingerprints being able to be taken by Northwest Ohio ESC personnel. 

Payments are only refundable if a background check can not be processed.  Contact the NwOESC Business Office immediately in such a situation so the payment can be voided or a refund requested.

Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center (NwOESC)
205 Nolan Parkway
Archbold, OH  43502-8404

E-mail: Phone:  567.444.4806 Fax:  567.444.4803

If you had prints taken in the last year (within 365 days) and would like a copy of your BCII sent to any location you can fill out the Request for Copy of Background Check Form.  Please send this form along with your payment of $8 to:

Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation
PO Box 365
London, OH 43140

The Northwest Ohio ESC Office is located at 205 Nolan Parkway, Archbold, OH 43502.

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