Why do I need to get fingerprinted?

This is a requirement of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act.  Applicants for a Medical Cannabis Registry Identification Card must have a UCIA fingerprint-based criminal history record information background check. The State requires that patients choose a vendor that is licensed to utilize the LiveScan technology. This technology transmits the fingerprint data directly to the State of Illinois who will then conduct a criminal background check. Be sure to have this Consent Form filled out by the vendor who conducts the fingerprint scan. The results of the criminal history background check will be forwarded to the Illinois Department of Public Health for review.

Where do I get fingerprinted?

MedMar has designated Accurate Biometrics as our recommended vendor for obtaining fingerprints as part of your patient registration. They have 4 locations in the Rockford area and their team is eager to help you in any way possible. No appointments accepted or needed to get fingerprinted.

The main contact for their services is Julie Mester who can be contacted via phone at (773) 6-4034. Please contact her if you have any questions about getting fingerprinted.

Here is a list of the 4 Accurate Biometric locations that conveniently service the Rockford area:

Rockford

East Wind Business Center
Building 3
Suite 301
Rockford, IL 61108

Freeport

Highland Community College
Center Parking Lot A
2998 W. Pearl City Road
Student Conference Center
Freeport, IL 61032

Dekalb

Northern Illinois University
Holmes Student Center 2nd Floor
Douglas Room
Lucinda Avenue & Normal Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

Dixon

Sauk Valley Community College
East Mall
Door 5
173 Illinois Route 2
Dixon, IL 61021

In addition, the state of Illinois has provided a comprehensive list of vendors for you to choose from in order to obtain fingerprints. Here is a list of the approved vendors that are located in the Rockford, Illinois region:

Rockford Detective & Security Agency, 815.282.2822, Map

CLS Background Investigations, 815.836.0236, Map

Identification Resources, 815.978.3689, Map

CyberTech Security, 815.283.1018, Map

Illinois Fingerprinting, (815) 230-7970, Map

Metro Enforcement, 815-964-9900, Map

Will County Regional Office of Education, (815) 740-8360,

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