|How do I apply for the background record check?|
You cannot apply for a hazardous materials endorsement and request a federal background record check if:
Universal Enrollment Services (UES) is responsible for coordinating the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved fingerprint office locations in Michigan. Please visit UES at https://universalenroll.dhs.gov/ or you may call the UES call center at their toll-free number 855-347-8371 to help you preregister for a background record check, inquire about enrollment statuses, or answer any questions. UES' call center hours of operation are from 8:00am to 10pm Eastern, Monday through Friday.
You should complete a federal background record check application 45-60 days before you need your hazardous materials endorsement. However, you will first be required to complete ALL of the following before the TSA fingerprint collection offices listed at https://universalenroll.dhs.gov/ can collect your fingerprints:
1. Preregister online at https://universalenroll.dhs.gov/ or call UES' call center at their toll-free number: 855-347-8371.
2. If you do not pay the required fingerprint fee when you pre-register, you will be required to pay the fee at the *in-person enrollment before you will be fingerprinted. You may pay with a credit card or money order, company check, or certified/cashier's check payable to MorphoTrust USA. Enrollment centers accept Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express, and Discover credit cards. Cash and personal checks are NOT accepted.
3. Appear in person at a TSA approved fingerprint office to have your fingerprints collected. The fingerprint office will ask you to present acceptable enrollment document(s) listed at: http://www.tsa.gov/stakeholders/acceptable-enrollment-documents before the technician can take your fingerprints.
4. Upon completing the preregistration for a federal background records check, you will be given a confirmation number for your records and to use if you need to contact MorphoTrust after you have pre-enrolled.
*In-person enrollment is completed at the fingerprint location where you will provide Transportation Security Administration (TSA) acceptable enrollment documents found at: http://www.tsa.gov/stakeholders/acceptable-enrollment-documentsand provide your fingerprints. Preregistering significantly reduces the amount of time you will spend at the fingerprint office.