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Fingerprinting

King University Security Department provides fingerprinting services for students, faculty, and staff engaged in all King University programs that require a criminal background check.

When is a criminal background check required?

King University requires background checks for students entering certain programs that have direct contact with medical patients and/or children under the age of eighteen (18); students completing clinical rotations in a health care facility and/or local school systems.

Background checks for King University academic programs must be completed through the King University Security Office. 

Where can I be fingerprinted?

A King University Security Investigator will assist you in scheduling your appointment to be fingerprinted for a background check. Please fill out the appropriate form below and contact Investigator Jon Frazier by email at background@king.edu or by telephone at 423.652.4307.

Each link will take you to the King University Portal and you will need to login to complete the form.

School of Nursing Background Check Form

School of Education Background Check Form

Bachelor of Social Work Program Background Check Form

What are the hours of operation?

  • Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • An appointment is needed and will be scheduled at a location off campus once you have completed and submitted all paperwork. 

What do I need to bring?

  • A valid photo ID
  • If you need to be fingerprinted for an agency other than King University, you must provide the fingerprint cards.

What does it cost?

  • King University programs: $65.00
  • All fees are payable through the Business Office and will be added to the normal billing process.

How does a criminal background check affect my admission to a program that requires such checks?

The existence of a criminal conviction does not necessarily mean that a student will be denied admittance to the college or its programs. Each criminal conviction will be evaluated on a case by case basis. However, students with convictions for any of the criminal offenses listed below shall be denied admission to King University programs that have direct contact with medical patients and/or children under the age of eighteen (18). Other criminal convictions will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

  • Murder in the first degree
  • Murder in the second degree
  • Especially aggravated kidnapping
  • Aggravated kidnapping
  • Especially aggravated robbery
  • Aggravated rape
  • Rape
  • Aggravated sexual battery
  • Rape of a child
  • Aggravated child abuse
  • Aggravated rape of a child
  • Sexual exploitation of a minor involving more than one hundred (100) images
  • Aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor involving more than twenty-five (25) images
  • Especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor
  • Manufacture of a controlled substance
  • Delivery of a controlled substance
  • Sale of a controlled substance
  • Possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture, deliver, or sell the controlled substance