Instructions for obtaining your fingerprint-based background check


Fingerprinting for EMS providers

All first-time applicants for EMS provider certification or licensure must have their fingerprints collected for CBI and FBI as part of the application process. Renewal applicants have to be re-fingerprinted only if they have lived outside of Colorado within the past three years.


$39.50 for the FBI /CBI record check + $16.50 vendor fee payable to one of the two fingerprint collection vendors below.


The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has chosen IdentoGo and Colorado Fingerprinting as the two companies to collect fingerprints. You can schedule a fingerprint collection appointment with the vendor of your choice using the links below.

Colorado Fingerprinting

Unique identifier: 3150EMTI, CBI Account #: CONCJ3150


Service code: 25YGKV, CBI Account #: CONCJ3150

The CBI account number for EMS provider certification is: CONCJ3150. Applicants will be required to enter this number when scheduling an appointment.


Fingerprints required

The EMS provider certification/licensure process requires that all initial applicants submit fingerprints for a Criminal History Record Information search. Renewal applicants are not required to re-submit fingerprints unless they have lived outside of Colorado within the past three years. All applicants who have lived outside of Colorado within the past three years must submit fingerprints and pay for both a Colorado and a nationwide FBI fingerprint-based Criminal History Record Information search. Fingerprint results are not provided to the applicant or employer. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation will forward the results to the department for processing of your EMS provider application.

Fingerprint cards will be rejected if mailed to the 4300 Cherry Creek Drive address.

IMPORTANT: To allow for sufficient processing time, applicants should complete the fingerprinting process within 60 days before or after submitting their EMS provider application. Failure to submit an OATH application within 60 days of getting fingerprinted may require you to submit a new fingerprint-based background check with all of the associated fees.

For additional detailed information, visit the Colorado Bureau of Investigation CABS webpage.

Information required for submission

The following information must be provided during your in-person appointment:

  • Name, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Sex, Race, Height, Weight, Eyes, Hair (Please use 3 letters abbreviations for eyes and hair — Ex: Brown = Bro, Blue = Blu)
  • The fee amounts listed above, must be paid by credit card. Checks are not accepted.
  • OCA - CONCJ3150
  • EMS Reason Fingerprinted: CRS 25-3.5-203, Emergency Medical Service Provider
  • EMR Reason Fingerprinted: 6CCR 1015-1 - Emergency Medical Responder
  • Employer and Address:

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530

Please do not mail fingerprints to this address.

Contact us

EMS certification line: 303-691-4932