Illinois Name Based Check


Through Non-Fingerprint Name Based Checks, the Illinois State Police searches its computerized criminal history records using an individual’s name, sex, race, and date of birth. Please note: Criminals often use aliases or dates of birth that could affect non-fingerprint searches. Background checks like these will help determine whether fingerprinting is necessary for an even more thorough background check.

Who can utilize a Name based Check?

  • Personal Review
  • Licensing
  • Regulations regarding Nursing Home residents
  • Housing or Rental applications
  • Contractors (Household/office work)
  • Pre-Employment
  • Volunteer work
  • Determine if a Live Scan Fingerprint Background Check is necessary for a more complete & accurate result

If your employer is requesting a fingerprint-based check, the name-based check will not suffice. You can use the name-based check to find out what’s on your Illinois record before your employer sends you for fingerprinting.

The name-based check results will be emailed to the email provided in the below Name-based Check Application. All transactions are final.

Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial