Secured Web Fingerprint Transmission

As an FBI-approved Channeler, National Credit Reporting (NCR) can assist cleared companies in scanning fingerprint cards into the required digitized format that will allow for uploading files to the Secured Web Fingerprint Transmission (SWFT) website.

Companies that have been provided security clearance by the United States Government for access to classified information are considered "cleared companies." Security clearances can be issued by different government agencies, including the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Justice (DOJ), and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Those companies that are referred to as "cleared companies" are listed in the Industrial Security Facilities Database. The companies submit electronic fingerprint files to the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) for National Industrial Security Program (NISP) applicants. For applicants requiring a background investigation for a personnel security clearance, the DMDC provides the SWFT website, enabling industry users to submit electronic fingerprints and demographic information.

Cleared companies will be able to outsource to National Credit Reporting the performance of collecting fingerprint cards and converting it into an electronic fingerprint file format, which meets the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) standards.

DSS SWFT Processing Instructions

As an Approved FBI Channeler National Credit Reporting is certified by the Defense Security Services (DSS) to provide SWFT compliant Electronic Fingerprint Files. Please follow the below account set up and processing procedures.

Step 1 – Account Set Up

To establish services or ask questions, please contact:
Cynthia Clark
1 800 441-1661 x109

Step 2 – Request Electronic File

Log into our secure website to enter the applicant's demographic and PII informaiton, and then print a Fingerprint Custody Control Form.

Step 3 – Obtaining Ink rolled or Digital Fingerprints

Obtain two (2) sets of fingerprints via ink rolled or digital print out at a fingerprinting location.

Step 4 – Mail Documents

Package should include the following documents.

  1. Coversheet request form with barcode
  2. Custody Control Form
  3. Two completed ink or digital FD258 fingerprint cards

Mail documents to:
National Credit Reporting
Attn: DSS/SWFT Request
6830 Via Del Oro, Suite 105
San Jose, CA 95119

Step 5 – Processing and Retrieving EFT file

Upon receipt, fingerprints will be converted to an FBI- OPM/DSS SWFT compliant EFT file. An electronic notification e-mail is sent to notify the EFT file is ready to securely download. The FSO logs into to download the EFT file.

Step 6 – Upload EFT to SWFT or Multi uploader


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