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Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

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A criminal history background check is required for a private investigator and security guard license in Indiana pursuant to Indiana law.  The information submitted with this application and the criminal history report itself are confidential.  The criminal history report is used solely by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency as a condition precedent for licensure.  Neither the application nor the criminal history report is accessible through or by a public records request except as otherwise provided by law.

All applicants are required to submit background checks from every state, county, and city of residence from the past seven (7) years.  Please contact the State Police and local jurisdictions for instructions on how to obtain the background checks as the process and requirements vary from state to state and city to city.  Background checks from third-party institutions will not be accepted.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to submit the original documentation to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency for inclusion in the application.

All applicants are required to submit a background check from the Indiana State Police.
Please follow the steps below to obtain the background check:

Using your computer web browser, go to www.L1enrollment.com and choose Indiana.

If you do not have access to the internet, you may call us toll-free at (877) 472-6917 to schedule an appointment.  If you call, you will be asked the following questions instead of completing these steps yourself.

Click Online Scheduling  and choose the language you wish to use for scheduling (English or Spanish).

Enter your first and last name and click “go”.

Choose your Agency Name Professional Licensing Agency and click “go”.

Choose the correct Applicant Category for your license type and click “go”.

Select the location where you want to be fingerprinted. You may choose a region of the state, click on the map, or enter a zip code to get a list of locations in a specific area.  Press “go”.

Click on the words “Click to Schedule” across from the location you want, under the day you wish to be fingerprinted.  If you want a date further in the future, click the “Next Week>>” link to display more dates.  Once you select the location/date combination, select the time for your appointment and click “go”.

Complete the demographic information page.  Required fields are indicated by a red asterisk (*).  When complete, click “Send Information”.

Confirm the information.  Follow the on screen directions to make any changes necessary. Once you see the data is correct, click “Send Information”.

Complete your payment process and click “Send Payment Information”.

Print your confirmation page.  If you provided an email address, you will receive an email confirmation as well.

Bring one the following with you to your fingerprinting appointment: Valid Driver License, Valid State Issued Identification Card, Valid Passport, Student ID with Picture and DOB, Work ID with Picture and DOB, Valid Alien ID card with Picture and DOB.  If you do not have the above identification, you will need both a valid Birth Certificate and a Social Security Card.

Arrive at the facility at your appointed date and time.

The Enrollment Officer at the site will check your ID, verify your information, verify or collect payment, capture your fingerprints, and submit your data. This normally takes less than five minutes.

You will receive a signed receipt at the end of your fingerprinting session which can be provided to your agency for proof of fingerprinting, if needed.

The results will be sent to you by L-1 Identity Solutions.  It is your responsibility to submit the original documentation to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency for inclusion in the application. These results will NOT be sent directly to our agency electronically!