Below is a list of the Good Cause Exception Application Requirements when the Arizona Board of Fingerprinting assesses your application for good cause exception or central registry exception. An applicant must be able to comply with a fairly comprehensive application package. Failure to submit a complete application package will delay the process and might ultimately result in the denial of your application. Listed below are the necessary components of the application package:
- APPLICATION FORM: This must be written, signed and notarized. Applicants should answer ALL the questions. It will also require a statement from the applicant, each arrest that is embedded on one’s criminal record. Lifestyle changes may also be described herein.
- LETTERS OF REFERENCE COMING FROM TWO SOURCES. This must be completed on the forms supplemented by the Board. Someone who has known the applicant for a minimum of one (1) year is qualified to write a letter of reference. One form may be furnished by the applicant’s current employer or by someone who has known the applicant for a period of three (3) years. Please take note that a minimum of two (2) is required but the former may submit more letter of reference.
- EVIDENCE THAT APPLICANT HAS COMPLETED HIS SENTENCING TERMS. Whether the conviction is written on the DPS or not, the applicant must duly prove to the Board that the former has 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.
- POLICE REPORTS: While this may not be required of all applicants, the applicant must provide police report for each arrest which 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.
- 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 is a mandatory requirement that all applicants must disclose whether they have a standing allegation of abuse and/or neglect of child or adult insofar as it lead to criminal charges or not. In Arizona, the child-welfare agency is more commonly known as Child Protective Services (“CPS”), and the adult counterpart is Adult Protective Services (“APS”). In the event that the applicant has an allegation relating to child or adult abuse/neglect, such applicant must contact CPS or APS to request for a copy of the final report on such allegation. The same shall be submitted to the Board coupled with a written explanation of such allegation.
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