TBPE Logo Skip to main content

Out of State Applicants ‑ (CHRC Process)

Applicants that reside out of state and have not yet completed a Criminal History Record Check (CHRC) must complete this requirement by following the instructions below.

Step by Step CHRC Process

1. Obtain a Texas Fingerprint Service Code Form. (FAST Fingerprint Pass)

The FAST Fingerprint Pass is a PDF form that contains a unique Service Code and Agency Number that will be needed when you schedule your fingerprint appointment. This form can be downloaded from our site with the link below.


2. Locate an IdentoGo Enrollment Center Near You

IdentoGo has a few Electronic Fingerprinting locations outside of Texas. Electronic Fingerprinting will allow you to submit your prints digitally. Please use the following link to check for a location near you.

Electronic Fingerprinting Locations

If you can't find a location, you will need to submit an FD-258 Fingerprint Card via mail.

3. Register with IdentoGO (Out of State)

Use the FAST form from step one to complete the required pre-enrollment. If you were able to locate an enrollment center near you, please use the Electronic Fingerprinting Online Pre-enrollment form. Otherwise, please use the FD-258 Online Pre-enrollment form to register with IdentoGo before mailing your ink card. During this process you will be prompted for some personal info and your Agency Number (located on the FAST form). Please note, a $37 fee is also required. You can also pre-enroll over the phone.

Electronic Fingerprinting Pre-enrollment

Schedule an Electronic Fingerprinting appointment at an IdentoGo location near you.

Electronic Fingerprinting Online Pre-enrollment
☎: 1-888-467-2080

FD-258 Fingerprint Card Pre-enrollment

Register with IdentoGo before you mail your FD-258 fingerprint card.

FD-258 Online Pre-enrollment
☎: 1-888-467-2080

4. Have Fingerprints Taken

Electronic Fingerprints

Go to the IdentoGo identified location from step 2. Thermal receipt will be given by the facility with a link to obtain the TCN (Tracking Control Number) or a UE ID (Universal Enrollment ID). Retain this for proof of fingerprinting.

FD-258 Fingerprint Card

All fingerprints MUST be captured by a law enforcement agency or other qualified entity on an FBI FD-258 Fingerprint Card. Note, there may be an additional fee for this service. If your law enforcement agency does not have the FD-258 card available, contact the TBPE Licensing department at: Licensing@engineers.texas.gov or 512-440-7723 to have a card mailed.

Originating Agency Identifier (ORI: TX923654Z)

The FBI FD-258 Fingerprint Card must include the Originating Agency Identifier (ORI) code for TBPE: TX923654Z. You and the official taking the fingerprints must sign the card.

Sample FD-258

Valid ID

The applicant/licensee must provide valid and current photo identification, which may be a: State Issued Driver’s license, US Passport, US Citizenship Certificate, or US Military ID.

Mail Fingerprint Card and FAST Form

The fingerprint card (FD-258) needs to be mailed with the FAST form (from step 1) to:

MorphoTrust USA
Attn: Texas Card Scan
3051 Hollis Drive, Suite 310
Springfield, IL 62704

We highly recommend that you use a mailing carrier with tracking and a receipt of confirmation for your records.