Criminal Background Checks and Fingerprint Card Request System

Arkansas law requires applicants to submit to state and federal criminal background checks within 12 months prior to application. This system will allow you to submit information for conduction of the state criminal background check and request a fingerprint card. The fingerprint card will be mailed to you for completion and submission to the Arkansas State Police for the federal criminal background check.

STOP: If you are submitting an application for licensure examination or licensure endorsement to Arkansas State Board of Nursing you should complete the Criminal Background Checks and Fingerprint Card Request from within the Online Application System as you complete and submit your application. DO NOT request a fingerprint card and criminal background checks through this system IN ADDITION to doing so in the Online Application system.

When you request a finger print card through this system, it will be mailed to the address you provide.

Complete the fingerprint card accurately and follow instructions. An incomplete card will delay processing. Click here for instructions.

*Fees associated with conduction of the state and federal criminal background checks are at your expense and are paid within this online system. A fee of $35.00, in addition to a processing fee, is required to process the state and federal criminal background checks.
FEES ARE NONREFUNDABLE

Would you like to request conduction of the criminal background checks and a fingerprint card? Yes