required to submit fingerprints with his or her application for the purpose of
allowing the commission to forward the fingerprints to the Tennessee Bureau of
Investigation (TBI) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as required by
shall make arrangements
for the processing of his or her fingerprints with the company contracted by
the State to provide electronic fingerprinting services directly and shall be
responsible for the payment of any fees associated with processing of
fingerprints to the respective agent authorized by the TBI and FBI. The
commission shall notify every applicant in writing of the name, address and
telephone number of any company contracted by the State to provide such a
service. All private investigator and investigations company applicants shall
comply with the following requirements regarding payment for the fingerprinting
(a) The commission may authorize the
submission of three (3) sets of classifiable physical fingerprint cards in lieu
of electronic fingerprints, as required above, at the expense of the applicant
and rolled by a qualified person acceptable to the commission, for good
(b) All sets of classifiable
fingerprints required by this rule shall be furnished at the expense of the
(c) In the event the
State no longer contracts with any company to provide an electronic
fingerprinting service, then the applicant shall submit three (3) classifiable
TBI and FBI fingerprint cards with his or her application and shall pay the
commission all processing fees established by the TBI and FBI.
(d) Applicants shall in all cases be
responsible for paying application fees as established by the commission
regardless of the manner of fingerprinting the applicant used.
(2) In the event that an applicant
furnishes unclassifiable fingerprints or fingerprints that are unclassifiable
in nature to the commission, or the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) or
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the commission may refuse to issue the
requested license. For the purposes of this rule, "unclassifiable fingerprints"
means that the electronic scan or the print of the person's fingerprints cannot
be read, and therefore cannot be used to identify the person. Should an
applicant's fingerprints be rejected by the TBI or FBI, the applicant shall pay
any fees assessed by the TBI or FBI for resubmission.
(3) In the event that the fingerprint card
submitted by an applicant is rejected or otherwise unable to be processed by
the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) and/or the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI), the applicant shall submit a new fingerprint card together
with any additional fee(s) charged by the TBI and/or FBI for processing the new
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs.
filed August 24, 1992; effective October 8, 1992. Amendment filed June 9, 2003;
effective August 23, 2003. Amendment filed September 19, 2003; effective
December 3, 2003. Amendment filed September 12, 2006; effective November 26,
2006. Amendments filed February 8, 2012; effective May 8, 2012. Amendments
filed November 4, 2015; effective 2/2/2016.
Authority: T.C.A. §§