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The Providence Police Department, BCI Bureau provides fingerprinting for Providence Residents.

By appointment only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


  1. Fill out Form: Download the BCI (Fillable) form to your pc or phone.
  2. Submit Form: Email completed PDF form to
  3. Make an Appointment: 48 Hours after you emailed the PDF form to us, use the calendar to make an appointment to come in and complete the process.

Cost is $45 – Check or Money Order Only – Cash is not accepted.

A letter of employment and proof of residency is required.

Proof of residency includes at least one of the following:

PVD BCI Bureau will provide fingerprinting for Providence residents for the following:

  • Childcare + Day Care center employees
  • Adoption Agencies (no charge)
  • Foster Care  (no charge)
  • Massage Therapists
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Firefighters
  • DCYF Employees
  • School Employees (including 3rd parties)
  • Ink Cards

Our BCI Bureau does not provide fingerprinting for the following:

  • Dept. of Business Regulations
  • Financial/Alarm Companies
  • Private Security Companies
  • Pre-school and Nursery Schools
  • Precious Metals/Tools + Electronics
  • Mental Health Facilities
  • Nurses/CNA
  • Health Care/Nursing Facilities/Adult Day Care Centers
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)
  • Child Care + Day Care Owners and Operators

The above fingerprint is done by the State’s Department of Attorney General BCI located at 4 Howard Avenue in Cranston – 401-274-4400.

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