Fingerprint / Background Checks (Ohio & FBI Checks)
Bobcat Depot offers Fingerprint / Background Checks. Bobcat Depot is located in Baker University Center 112.
Background checks performed by full-time Bobcat Depot staff member only. Services are available Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The fee for providing fingerprint services at the Ohio University Bobcat Depot will be as follows:$25.00 - Fingerprint cards only (cards will be given back to the customer/department for submission to BCI)
$30.00 - BCI (Ohio) WebCheck background check only
$34.00 - FBI (National) WebCheck background check onlyID Required: Applicants will need to provide their social security number and a photo ID (driver's license, state ID or passport).
Payment Types Accepted: Money orders made payable to Ohio University, Bobcat Cash, all major credit cards, and OU account numbers. Personal checks and Cash are NOT accepted. As of 08/01/2020 Bobcat Depot is cashless to expedite transactions and reduce contact.
Lead Time: The recommended guideline is to allow 30 days for processing from the time the completed application is submitted until the results are returned.
Minors Needing a Background Check: If under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must accompany the minor to obtain the background check. There will be a form that needs to be signed by parent or legal guardian allowing us to perform the check.
NOTE:Background Check forms need to be filled out completely by the customer.
Bobcat Depot employees cannot be responsible for any information on the form.
Any mistakes or errors on the form are the responsibility of the applicant.
ATTENTION: Teacher Education Majors:
Copies of your background checks must be sent to the Ohio Department of Education and also The Patton College of Education: McCracken Hall, 1 Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701.