Washington State Agencies Contract IDEMIA for Background Check Fingerprinting

Reston, Va., November 15, 2022 – IDEMIA, the leading biometric solutions provider for state and local agencies, announced today that state agencies in Washington, the Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) and the Washington State Department of Social & Health Services and Department of Children, Youth and Families (DSHS) have awarded the company contracts to support fingerprint capture for a wide range of state services which require individuals undergo a criminal background check. 

The OIC contract covers the collection of electronic fingerprints for conducting criminal background checks on resident individual insurance license applicants and other regulated individuals in accordance with state regulations and has a term of two years, with the option of two, two-year renewals.   The DSHS contract will deliver electronic fingerprinting services and associated processing for individuals being fingerprinted for non-criminal justice licensing, employment purposes or volunteer opportunities in accordance with state and federal laws which require fingerprint-based background checks.  The DSHS contract has a term of five years, with two additional one-year extension options.

“These two state agency awards demonstrate our industry leadership in supporting states’ needs to perform criminal background checks for a wide range of jobs and activities that require fingerprinting. Our technology brings the best in biometrics to these Washington State agencies, enabling them to deliver more seamless operations, quicker turnaround times and tighter security, as it serves the needs of its citizens who need to obtain background checks.”

Casey Mayfield, Senior Vice President, Justice and Public Safety, IDEMIA I&S North America

IDEMIA delivers expertise deeply rooted in biometric technology, specifically, the secure capture and transmission of electronic fingerprints for employment, certification, licensing, and other verification purposes. The company is a trusted and authorized service provider for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and one of the few companies approved to submit fingerprints to the FBI as well as receive criminal history record information back from the FBI.

Additionally, IDEMIA is the trusted provider to thousands of state and county agencies for secure enrollment, issuance, and verification of physical and digital identity credentials which enable interactions with government agencies, ensuring greater citizen inclusion and the delivery of mission-critical services. 

About IDEMIA I&S North America
IDEMIA I&S is a leader in identity security and authentication services to governments and private companies, operating in North America. Our mission is to help people access what matters most more quickly, more safely, and more securely, in both the physical and the digital worlds. Our best-in-class technology helps to authenticate and secure physical and digital transactions. IDEMIA is recognized by the National Institute of Standards (NIST) as a top-ranking participant in the Institute’s passenger facilitation simulation testing as well as in its regular Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) rankings, reinforcing the trustworthiness and reliability of IDEMIA’s facial recognition solutions for government and consumers alike. Learn more at IdentityWithIntegrity.com.

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