You must complete a fingerprint-based background check as part of the application process. Please start this as soon as possible as it can take up to three months to get the results back. Your fingerprints card must be completed by an authorized person at any authorized place authenticated by any local governments (such as police departments, sheriff’s office or other authorized fingerprint locations). You are responsible for getting the appointment with the authorized entity. They will supply the fingerprint card. You then submit your fingerprint card along with your application to us and we will submit this card to the Department of Public Safety for you. There is a separate $40.25 fee for processing your fingerprint cards. The fee is paid to the Department of Public Safety (DPS) and must be in the form of a Cashier’s Check. If any further investigations are needed the costs arising from extra investigations are the applicant’s responsibility. Fingerprints must be readable. If your fingerprint card cannot be processed, it must be done again and additional fees may be required. For your fingerprints to be processed, please print out the Fingerprint Background Waiver from our website, fill it out, sign it and include it with your application. Your application cannot be completed without the fingerprint results.