Criminal Records Check

Background Checks

Criminal Records Checks are processed by the Harper College Police for students in various classes or programs.  The criminal records will be checked within the Illinois State Police database. The results are received within 1-2 weeks for most students.

When submitting the criminal records check, the following items are required:

  1. Completed waiver .PDF

  2. Two government issued identifications such as a driver's license, state I.D., passport, birth certificate, firearms ownership I.D. or military I.D. Please note that Harper College Student I.D. cards are not considered government-issued I.D.

  3. $20 in cash or a money order.  Exact cash or a money order are the only forms of currency accepted.

If fingerprints are needed, you will be contacted directly by the Harper College Police after your waiver is submitted.

Previous Criminal Records Check

In the event you had a criminal records check by another employer recently, it is at the discretion of your Program Director to use this. The Harper College Police only handles criminal records checks that are processed by the department.


More information may be found at the Illinois State Police

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