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Fingerprint Clearance card

ORDER A FINGERPRINT CLEARANCE CARD (If you do not have a current* card)

Fingerprint Clearance Card application packet & instructions are available OUTSIDE the Radiologic Technology Office (LR 224).  Please note it will cost approximately $65 to order. 

Be advised that it can take anywhere from 4 – 8 weeks to receive your card from The Department of Public Safety.  The Radiologic Technology Program will NOT accept Program applications without the card.

If the student already has a Fingerprint Clearance Card that has not expired, the student will have to submit the original card along with the completed Program application.  Copies of the card will be made at time of submission.  The Radiologic Technology office will verify the validity of the submitted card with the Department of Public Safety.  Applicants must submit the original valid Fingerprint Clearance Card along with completed Program application.  Copies will not be accepted.  Students who are unable to submit a valid Fingerprint Clearance Card will NOT be allowed to apply.  Recommended to order Fingerprint Clearance Card in the Fall semester prior to applying in January.

*A current card is one that will not expire before the end of the 2 year Program enrollment period.


  1. Applicants to the College’s Radiologic Technology Program (the “Program”) must present a valid fingerprint clearance card in order to be cleared for clinical placement prior to submitting an application to the Radiologic Technology Program.  The primary clinical affiliate for the Program, Yuma Regional Medical Center, requires all students operating in a clinical setting to be cleared for patient contact using the same criteria as outlined in the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Standard of Ethics, Section B – Rules of Ethics, Subsection 3.  An applicant not cleared for clinical placement will not be allowed to apply to the Program until he/she presents a valid fingerprint clearance card.  The card must not expire during the student’s enrollment period in the program (2 years).  If a review of the current card shows that it will expire during the enrollment period in the program, the applicant will be required to apply for a new fingerprint clearance card.  Admission to the program is contingent on presentation of a valid fingerprint clearance card.
  1. Students applying for enrollment in the Radiologic Technology Program are required to disclose the following information on their application:
    1. Criminal proceedings including:
      1. misdemeanor charges and convictions;
      2. felony charges and convictions;
      3. military court-martial;
    2. disciplinary actions taken by a state federal regulatory authority or certification board; and/or;
    3. Honor Code Violations
  1. Falsification or presentation of fraudulent information on the application form will result in denial of enrollment in the program or once enrolled, is grounds for disciplinary action by the College including expulsion and conditions placed on future enrollment.
  1. Clearance of a student with a criminal history to participate in clinical settings in the Program does not insure that, upon completion of the Program, the student will meet the requirements for certification imposed by the ARRT.  A student with any criminal history should contact the ARRT at the time of application to the Program to review his or her eligibility for eventual certification as a radiologic technologist. Students are advised to complete the Ethics Review Pre-Application Packet and submit to the ARRT.

The College may request an updated fingerprint clearance card at any time during enrollment in the Program.  Students must inform the Program Director of any involvement with the criminal justice system while they are enrolled in the program.  A criminal conviction which occurs while the student is enrolled in the Program will impact the student’s ability to participate in clinical assignments and will be cause for removal from the Program.

The validity of the fingerprint clearance card will be checked by AWC.  (See Authorization to Verify Validity of Fingerprint Clearance Card form; given with Program Application)

ARRT ETHICS REVIEW (if applicable to you)

After graduation students are considered candidates to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) National Certification Board Examination.  Candidates must comply with the “Rules of Ethics” contained in the American Registry’s “Standards of Ethics”. 

Applicants must disclose any:

  1. Felony charges and convictions; and/or
  2. Misdemeanor charges and convictions; and/or
  3. Military court martial; and/or
  4. Disciplinary actions taken by a state or federal regulatory authority or certification board; and/or
  5. Honor code violations
  6. Dismissal from another Radiologic Technology Program

A conviction of, or plea of guilty to, or a plea of nolo contendere to a crime that is either a felony or a misdemeanor, must be investigated by the ARRT in order to determine eligibility. 

If violations are disclosed, the student must:

  1. Make an appointment with the Program Director to discuss the ethics review process; and
  2. Complete and submit to the ARRT the “Ethics Review Pre-Application Packet” found online at or go directly to

Instructions to fill out Fingerprint Clearance Card application

Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to Fingerprint Clearance Card

Revised 07/2015

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