*** All applicants applying for initial licensure in Tennessee (not renewal or reinstatement) will be required to obtain a criminal background check conducted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:
YOU MAY OBTAIN A COPY OF YOUR CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK
Note: The copy you obtain is for your information only and is not accepted as the background check for the application. You must follow the instructions below for Applicants Living in the State of Tennessee or Applicants Living Outside the State of Tennessee to be considered for licensure in Tennessee.
Applicants Living in the State of Tennessee
*** All applicants applying for initial licensure in Tennessee (not renewal or reinstatement) will be required to obtain a criminal background check through the State of Tennessee selected vendor, IdentoGO by MorphoTrust. You may register online or by telephone. Electronic print locations are available at www.identogo.com. Click on Locations.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT YOU MUST HAVE YOUR PRINTS SCANNED WITHIN 2 WEEKS OF WHEN YOU REGISTER, OR YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO RE-REGISTER AND RE-PAY THE $42.00 PROCESSING FEE.
IF FINGERPRINTS ARE REJECTED
TO SCHEDULE A REPRINT APPOINTMENT (If you have been rejected)
If a date further in the future is desired, click the “Next Week>>” link. Once the location and date are selected, choose the appointment time and click “Go”.
If you are unable to schedule your reprinting via the internet, the reprint appointment may be scheduled by calling IdentoGO by MorphoTrust scheduling center at (855) 226-2937 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (Central Time). When calling, please inform the Customer Service Representative that this is for reprinting and give the representative the TCR #.
Applicants paying for fingerprinting fees via credit card online must keep their originally scheduled appointment or be rescheduled within two (2) weeks of that original appointment date. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of paid fees.
Applicants paying via credit card are encouraged to call the scheduling office at (855) 226-2937 to reschedule their appointment.
Refunds will be given under the following circumstances:
Refunds will not be given under the following circumstances:
Requests for refunds should be sent to:
IdentoGO by MorphoTrust
15 Century Blvd., Suite 500
Nashville, TN 37214
Information required in the letter:
The customer is advised to send the refund request letter by priority or certified mail to ensure receipt of the request by IdentoGO by MorphoTrust. IdentoGO by MorphoTrust will not be responsible if the customer’s refund request letter is lost in the mail.
Standard turnaround time
Standard turnaround time for refund is within one month from the date IdentoGO by MorphoTrust receives the customer refund request letter. IdentoGO by MorphoTrust will notify the customer of the decision to accept or reject the refund request for the reasons stated within this policy within one month from the date IdentoGO by MorphoTrust receives the customer refund request letter.
FINGERPRINT CARD INSTRUCTIONS
(PLEASE DO NOT FOLD THE FINGERPRINT CARD)
IdentoGO by MorphoTrust
Tennessee Card Scan Processing
1650 Wabash Avenue, Suite D
Springfield, IL 62704
(For tracking and security reasons, it is recommended that a shipping service with tracking be utilized when sending your card. Please include at least two (2) means of contact information for the applicant. Examples: daytime phone, cell phone, etc. You may verify receipt of your card by IdentoGO by MorphoTrust after three (3) days of shipping your card by calling 855-226-2937 and speaking with a customer service agent.)
TN Health Related Boards
BH-Dept of Health
(select # from OCA Codes list)
|Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors||Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor||8078|
|Athletic Trainers||Athletic Trainer||3527|
|Chiropractic Examiners||Chiropractic Physician||1108|
|Chiropractic Therapy Asst.||1122|
|Chiropractic X-Ray Operator||1145|
|Commerical Breeders||Commerical Breeders||0970|
|Communication Disorders & Sciences||Audiologist||2024|
|Speech Language Pathologist||2023|
|Speech Language Pathology Assistant||2025|
|Dispensing Opticians||Dispensing Optician||1313|
|Emergency Medical Services||E.M.T. / E.M.T.I.V. / Paramedic||0718|
|Emergency Medical Dispatcher||0719|
|Hearing Instrument Specialists||Hearing Instrument Specialist||2838|
|Medical Examiners||Genetic Counselors||1678|
|Medical X-Ray Operator||1637|
|Special Training M.D.||1677|
|Medical Laboratory||Medical Laboratory Personnel||5005|
|Licensed Practical Nurse||1704|
|Advance Practice Nurse||1702|
|Nursing Home Administrators||Nursing Home Administrator||2514|
|Occupational Therapy||Occupational Therapist||1594|
|Occupational Therapy Assistant||1595|
|Osteopathic X-Ray Operator||1944|
|Special Training D.O.||1977|
|Pain Management Clinics||Pain Management Clinic Registration||3333|
|Physical Therapy||Physical Therapist||2109|
|Physical Therapist Assistant||2125|
|Physician Assistants||Physician Assistant||3628|
|Orthopedic Physician Assistant||3629|
|Podiatric X-Ray Operator||2216|
|Professional Counselors,||Licensed Professional Counselor||3166|
|Marital & Family Therapists,||Certified Professional Counselor||3142|
|& Clinical Pastoral Therapists||Licensed Marital & Family Therapist||3167|
|Certified Marital & Family Therapist||3143|
|Certified Clinical Pastoral Therapist||3144|
|Respiratory Care||Licensed Registered Respiratory Therapist||3747|
|Licensed Certified Respiratory Therapist||3750|
|Social Workers||Advanced Practice Social Worker||2744|
|Baccalaureate Social Worker||2745|
|Licensed Clinical Social Worker||2746|
|Licensed Master Social Worker||2740|
|Veterinary Medical Technician||2326|
|Certified Animal Euthanasia Technician||2327|
|Certified Animal Chemical Capture Technician||2328|
Policies and Updates will be posted as they become available.