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flagKing University Security Department provides fingerprinting services for students, faculty, and staff engaged in all King University programs that require a criminal background check.

When is a criminal background check required?

King University requires background checks for students entering certain programs that have direct contact with medical patients and/or children under the age of eighteen (18); students completing clinical rotations in a healthcare facility and/or local school systems.

Background checks for King University academic programs must be completed through the King University Security Office. For more information contact the security office by emailing your question to 

Where can I be fingerprinted?

King College Security Office - Parks Hall, Basement

What are the hours of operation?

  • Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • No appointment needed. We accept walk-ins between the listed hours of operation.
  • Please note: The times listed above are dependent on officer availability.

What do I need to bring?

  • A valid photo ID
  • If you need to be fingerprinted for an agency other than King University, you must provide the fingerprint cards.

What does it cost?

  • King University programs: $65.00
  • Agencies other than King University: $5.00
  • Note: This does not include fees associated with background check processing.
  • All fees are payable through the Business Office and can be added to the normal billing process.

How does a criminal background check affect my admission to a program that requires such checks?

The existence of a criminal conviction does not necessarily mean that a student will be denied admittance to the college or its programs. Each criminal conviction will be evaluated on a case by case basis. However, students with convictions for any of the criminal offenses listed below shall be denied admission to King University programs that have direct contact with medical patients and/or children under the age of eighteen (18). Other criminal convictions will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

  • Murder in the first degree
  • Murder in the second degree
  • Especially aggravated kidnapping
  • Aggravated kidnapping
  • Especially aggravated robbery
  • Aggravated rape
  • Rape
  • Aggravated sexual battery
  • Rape of a child
  • Aggravated child abuse
  • Aggravated rape of a child
  • Sexual exploitation of a minor involving more than one hundred (100) images
  • Aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor involving more than twenty-five (25) images
  • Especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor
  • Manufacture of a controlled substance
  • Delivery of a controlled substance
  • Sale of a controlled substance
  • Possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture, deliver, or sell the controlled substance