Fingerprinting Requirement -- Declaration of Intent to Study Law

 

A fingerprint check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation is mandatory. The staff of the Board of Law Examiners cannot complete the investigation of your Declaration without the results of your FBI fingerprint check. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has implemented a program called Fingerprint Applicant Services of Texas (FAST) to obtain your fingerprints and then submit them electronically to the FBI.

Group Sessions:  If you file your Declaration by the timely filing deadline (outlined in Rule VI(b)), someone at your law school will coordinate with the vendor, IdentoGo who will come to your law school and take your prints. You will be instructed to go online with the vendor to schedule your specific appointment time. When you make your appointment, you must have your FAST form in your possession, as you will be asked to input data that is contained on that form. You must pay the fee of $9.95 by check or money order at the time the prints are taken, or pay by credit card at the time you make the appointment online. (This fee is subject to change without notice.)  Checks and money orders should be made out to “IdentoGo”. Payment by credit card is not an option at the group sessions.

Individual Appointments: If you cannot attend the scheduled group session, or if you miss that session, or if you file your Declaration after the timely filing deadline, you will be responsible for contacting IdentoGo to make an individual appointment to have your prints taken at the nearest IdentoGo facility. If you file your Declaration after the timely filing deadline, you must make your individual appointment within 30 days of the date that you file your Declaration.

Contact information for making individual appointments with IdentoGo is: 1-888-467-2080, or access their website at: www.identogo.com. If you use the IdentoGo website to make your appointment, you must have your FAST form in your possession, as you will be asked to input data that is contained on that form.

The FAST form is available on the Board’s websiteThe FAST form requires you to provide identifying information so that the results of your electronic fingerprinting will be sent to the Board of Law Examiners.

You must pay the fee of $9.95 by check or money order at the time the prints are taken, or pay by credit card at the time you make the appointment online. Checks and money orders should be made out to “IdentoGo”. When you appear at the scheduled individual session to take your fingerprints, you must have your FAST Form in your possession, on which you have completed the section titled, Information to be Completed by Person Being Fingerprinted.