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What is a Central Registry Exception?

In Arizona if you work with the public its necessary you have a Fingerprint Clearance card. This requires a background check on the Central Registry. The registry is a collection of databases where the Department of Child Safety keeps information about allegations of child abuse, adult abuse or neglect. If you’re an individual who doesn’t pass this background check you may then be eligible for a central registry exception. This exception allows a person to receive a fingerprint clearance card despite having substantiated claims of neglect or abuse.

In order to receive a central registry exception you’ll need to prove to the Arizona Fingerprint Board you have been rehabilitated. But first, however, you’ll need to fill out an application.

It’s at this point you’ll want to make sure you have an attorney’s assistance. They can help you with the process. In some instances, you may also need to appear before the Arizona Fingerprint Board. If this is the case, you’ll want to know central registry hearing factors. You can find them here.

Helpful links to help you through the process:

Arizona Fingerprint Board

The Arizona Fingerprint Board also offers information on the central registry exception process. On their site you’ll find information on investigator reviews, expedited reviews, administrative hearings and board hearing. Click here to see for yourself. 

If you would like to schedule a consultation or set up an appointment with one of our attorneys to discuss a central registry exception application, contact us today.