Arizona Central Registry Exception

Arizona Central Registry ExceptionAn Arizona Central Registry Exception is needed for individuals who are listed on the CPS central registry. The Arizona Board of Fingerprinting determine whether to grant a central registry exception after an expedited review or after a central registry exception hearing.  The board will conduct an expedited review within twenty days after receiving an application for a central registry exception.

Arizona Central Registry Hearing

The Board may grant a central registry exception at a hearing if the person shows to the board’s satisfaction that the person is successfully rehabilitated.  The Board may consider the person’s criminal record in determining if a person has been successfully rehabilitated.

The board shall grant or deny a central registry exception within eighty days after the central registry exception hearing.

Central Registry Hearing Factors

Before granting a central registry exception at a hearing the board shall consider all of the following in accordance with board rule:

1. The extent of the person’s central registry records.

2. The length of time that has elapsed since the abuse or neglect occurred.

3. The nature of the abuse or neglect.

4. Any applicable mitigating circumstances.

5. The degree to which the person participated in the abuse or neglect.

6. The extent of the person’s rehabilitation, including:

(a) Evidence of positive action to change the person’s behavior, such as completion of counseling or a drug treatment, domestic violence or parenting program.

(b) Personal references attesting to the person’s rehabilitation.

How Long does the Arizona Central Registry Process Take?

The length of the process depends on a number of factors. However, from the time the Board receives a complete application package and the criminal records that we order from the DPS, the Board will conduct an expedited review within 20 days.

At the expedited review, the Board will either grant you a fingerprint clearance card or schedule you for a hearing. If you must appear at a hearing, the process may take an additional three to four months.
Other factors that may affect the length of processing time include the following, among others.

  • Whether your application is complete on submission. An incomplete application package will delay your appeal.
  • The amount of time you spend completing your application.

If you have an Arizona Central Registry Exception scheduled contact Chelle Law today.