Good Cause Exception Application Requirements

Good Cause Exception Application Requirements

When applying for Good Cause Exception there is a list of application requirements you must meet. The list below shows the requirements for a Good Cause Exception Application. This is the application the Arizona Board of Fingerprinting assesses when you apply for good cause exception or central registry exception.  An applicant must comply with a fairly comprehensive application package. Failure to submit a complete application package will delay the process and will not result in an expedited review. It may also ultimately result in the denial of the application.


Necessary Components of Good Cause Exception Application Package

Below are the necessary components of the application package:

  • APPLICATION FORM. Individuals looking for good cause exception need to complete the full application. This means answering all questions. Moreover, it requires a statement from the applicant. as well as each arrest on one’s criminal record. Within the form you can also mention any positive lifestyle changes. Remember to sign the form and have it notarized.
  • LETTERS OF REFERENCE COMING FROM TWO SOURCES. Applicants must have letters of reference from two sources. Letters of reference: be done by someone who has known the applicant for a minimum of one (1) year. An applicant’s current employer or someone who has known the applicant for a period of three (3) years can also complete a form. Please take note, there is a minimum of two (2) letters of reference that must be completed. The former may submit more letter of reference.
  • EVIDENCE THAT APPLICANT HAS COMPLETED HIS SENTENCING TERMS. An applicant must prove they have completed his/her sentencing terms. It may either be probation, pardon, parole, restitution, counseling, educational service classes, incarceration, or community service. Applicant must supply a document evidencing its completion.  Note: In the event that the applicant has not completed the sentencing requirements, the former should furnish a written statement such progress accomplished. This includes a Personal Statement describing each incident.
  • POLICE REPORTS. Applicants must provide a police report for each arrest that has occurred within five (5) years from the denial or suspension of the fingerprint clearance. Even if the arrest did not manifest in the DPS letter regardless of conviction it must be included. Please note, this may not be applicable for all applicants.
  • DISPOSITION INFORMATION. In the event that the applicant’s suspension or denial letter indicated that DPS could not look for the disposition of an arrest, applicant must provide a court documentation specifying such disposition. In the event that the applicant contacts the proper court, and states it has no record, the former should obtain a written statement from the court indicating it has no record.
  • ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES / CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES. It’s mandatory for applicants to disclose whether they have a standing allegation of abuse and/or neglect of child or adult. In Arizona, the child-welfare agency is more commonly known as Child Protective Services (CPS), and the adult counterpart is Adult Protective Services (APS). If the applicant has an allegation of child or adult abuse/neglect, the applicant must contact CPS or APS. Once you contact one of the agencies you must request a copy of the final report on the allegation. Copies and explanations of the allegations are sent to the Board.

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