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Beginning Monday Sept. 24, 2018 - The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is implementing a new program for Colorado Applicant Background Services (CABS). CABS is a digital fingerprint submission process that reduces the burden on Law Enforcement and CBI. Starting Sept. 24, 2018, The Eagle County Sheriff's Office will no longer be able to process civilian fingerprint requests. Only law enforcement specific fingerprinting will be offered for CCW's (Concealed to Carry Weapons) Permits, Explosive permits, OSN and law enforcement background checks. Local law enforcement will only be allowed to offer fingerprinting checks which pertain to their C.R.S. responsibilities. All other civilian fingerprints must be referred to CABS (Colorado Applicant Background Services).    

How the CABS Program Will Work: Appointments are required! Online Registration is required!
You can choose to be fingerprinted at any of CABS locations; they are in the process of opening over 40 locations throughout the State of Colorado.
Here are a few local locations closest to Eagle County residents and their hours of operation: 

AVON:  Monday - Friday (7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.), Saturday (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.), Sunday (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
CARBONDALE: Monday - Friday (7 a.m. - 6 p.m), Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.) 
FRISCO:
Monday - Friday (7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.) & Saturday (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.), Sunday (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) 
GLENWOOD SPRINGS: Monday - Friday (7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.), Saturday (9 a.m. - 6 p.m.), Sunday (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

When you need fingerprinting the new, streamlined process look like this:

1. Online Registration (required) - You will register through the online Enrollment Center at www.coloradofingerprinting.com where you will identify yourself and the entity requesting your report.
(Please note the registration link will be active as of Sept. 24, 2018)

2. Convenient Location and Time - Use the Enrollment Center to select a convenient location, date and time for your appointment.

3. Payment or Billing Account - After providing all required information, you can pay with either credit card, money order or provide a billing account number if provided by your requesting institution.

4. Confirmation - You receive an appointment confirmation with your "Order Number" by text and by email.

5. Fingerprinting - Go to the fingerprint location at your scheduled time. Provide the "Order Number" to the enrollment agent along with your government issued photo ID (drivers license, state issued ID, US passport or foreign-issued passport). Your livescan fingerprints, digital photo and digital signature are then captured and submitted to CBI.

6. Results - The results are returned by CBI to the entity requesting your report.

7. Status - You can login to the Enrollment Center at any time to see the status of your fingerprint submission.

Please contact CABS 720-292-2722, toll free 833-224-2227 or email info@coloradofingerprinting.com if you have any questions or need assistance. 

Only law enforcement specific fingerprinting will be offered after 9/24/18 on a first-come, first-served basis at the Sheriff’s Office main location, 0885 East Chambers Ave. in Eagle, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The office is closed on all legal holidays. A government issued identification card is required in addition to a $15 fee. Payments may be made by cash, money order, or check; credit cards are not accepted. Checks should be made payable to the Eagle County Sheriff's Office.

Colorado Applicant Background Services (CABS) program
 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Will we send prospective employees or volunteers to the vendors for fingerprinting, rather than going to our
Sheriff’s Office and having them give us the prints on the cards to mail in to the CBI?

Yes, the CABS program is being implemented to take the place of the process that is currently used - which is
comprised mainly of the physical ink and roll cards. One reason for going to the CABS program is to go away
from the physical paper cards. Electronic transmission of fingerprints has been proven to reduce rejection rates
and to decrease processing time which will help you, the customer, as well as to reduce the workload that goes
into processing the physical cards for both, the Law Enforcement agencies and the CBI. This will affect agencies
only in the way the fingerprints are taken and submitted. Once the CABS program is up and running your
applicants will go to one of the vendors' websites, enroll online and schedule an appointment with a vendor to
have their fingerprints taken (rather than to the SO or PD).

Who are the vendors we can use for fingerprinting?
CBI awarded contracts for the CABS Program to Idemia (dba IdentoGO) and American BioIdentity (dba Colorado
Fingerprinting).

Can we start this right away?
No, the CABS program is not completely available yet. The projected roll-out date is September 24, 2018 - with a thirty-day
grace period following to allow everyone to adjust.

Will you still be accepting ink based prints for non-criminal (public) fingerprints?
No, physical fingerprint cards will no longer be accepted for civilian prints once the CABS program goes live and
the grace period (@30 days following roll-out) has passed.

Where are the vendor fingerprinting sites? There aren’t any in our area.
The vendors do not have their sites set yet; they are currently establishing those locations. The exact locations
have not yet been 100% determined, but each vendor is required to have locations throughout the state to
serve the citizens at the highest level. No citizen is to travel more than forty miles (one way) in order to procure
fingerprinting services. All citizens shall also receive services within the 5 business day plus one weekend day
requirement.

How much will the vendor charge per card?
The vendor service fee is $10.00 per card/transmission (on top of the normal CBI/FBI fees). 
CBI Biometrics Identification and Records Unit

 Will CBI continue to bill our agency?
No, agencies will be setting up modes of payment directly with the vendors, not with CBI. You should be
receiving specific direct communications from both vendors in the near future.

How will we receive the background check results with the new CABS program?
Once your applicants have electronically submitted their prints through the vendor services, those prints are
transmitted directly to us/CBI and from there are processed exactly as they are today. They go to both the CBI
and FBI as normal. You will then receive your results in your SDDS account just as you do today as well.

Many of our potential employees are out-of-state. How will that work with the new CABS program?
Out of state applicants will enroll online (as will in-state applicants) and will have the option to:
 depending on the state and applicant's location, possibly schedule an appointment in their home state and
electronically submit directly from that state to the CBI (not all states will have this availability).
 submit a physical card to a vendor's Card Conversion Center where the card will be converted to electronic
and transmitted directly to the CBI. (conversion fee is also $10.00 per card)
 schedule an appointment in Colorado and once they are in Colorado have prints taken and submitted
electronically to the CBI, via the vendor with whom they scheduled the appointment

We normally hire a local police officer to come and print a large group of applicants each semester. Will the
CABS program offer that same service?

Yes, both vendors will also offer to schedule group fingerprinting for your applicants for an additional fee. Once
the program is fully functional you can work directly with a vendor for that service.