The Illinois State Police Bureau of Identification has developed a
program that will allow individuals and/or agencies to process name-based Uniform
Conviction Information Act (UCIA) background checks electronically via email and receive
a response within approximately 24 hours. This program is referred to as
Below you will find the program and instructions which are available for
All criminal history responses sent from the Illinois State Police, Bureau of Identification across the internet in the form of e-mail are federally mandated to be encrypted and users to be authenticated. In compliance with this mandate, ISP will send out e-mail attachments that have been encrypted to the industry standard protocol. Entrust Security Provider software is required to decrypt responses. The program and instructions are available for download below.