Background Checks

BCI-FBI Fingerprinting

The Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center offers BCI and FBI background checks using the National Webcheck System.

At the Zanesville Office, background checks are available weekdays from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.  No appointment is necessary.

At the New Lexington Office, background checks are available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. During June and July, checks are available from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary. 

What to bring:

  1. Valid photo ID (Driver's License or State ID)
  2. Payment: cash, credit card or money order payable to Muskingum Valley ESC 
  • BCI (Ohio background check) = $35.00
  • FBI (Federal background check) = $35.00
  • Both BCI and FBI = $65.00 ($5 savings when done together)
  • If you are doing this for employment and your employer is paying the fee, please bring a paper from the employer requesting the background check and authorizing MVESC to invoice the employer.
  • BCI Background Checks may only be processed for the reasons listed in the link below. Your employer or organization must provide you with the reason code for your BCI check. Due to regulations in effect, Muskingum Valley is unable to provide your reason code.
  • FBI Background Checks may only be processed for the reasons listed in the link below. Your employer or organization must provide you with the reason code for your FBI check. Due to regulations in effect, Muskingum Valley is unable to provide your reason code.

If you have additional questions, please call Muskingum Valley ESC at the Zanesville Office at 740-452-4518 or the New Lexington Office at 740-342-3502.