Responsible Official Resource Manual:
Security Risk Assessment

A security risk assessment (SRA) is the electronic records check performed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) to determine whether an entity or an individual who wishes to register to possess, use or transfer a select agent or toxin, or an individual who has been identified by a registered entity as having a legitimate need to access a select agent or toxin meets one of the statutory restrictors which would either prohibit registration or restrict access, respectively.

The results of an SRA will assist FSAP in its determination that the entity may possess, use, or transfer select agents or toxins; or that an individual may have access to select agents and toxins.

For new applicants or applicants who do not have an active SRA on file with CJIS, an FD-961 Form, photo, and two legible fingerprint cards must be completed and mailed (hard copy) as one package to CJIS. The CJIS mailing address is:

1000 Custer Hollow Road, BTC-2
Clarksburg, WV 26306

During the application process, the individual’s access to select agents and toxins is denied until the decision has been provided by FSAP.

If the applicant already has information on file with CJIS, the FD-961 Form can be completed and emailed to CJIS at or mailed as one package to CJIS at the above address.

The FD-961 form contains instructions on how to complete the form. For questions on the process or form, please email CJIS at or

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