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Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

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An individual applying for an initial license or certificate for certain license types shall submit to a national criminal history background check at the cost of the individual.  Criminal history background checks are not required for renewal applications.

WARNING:  A criminal background check (CBC) must be submitted after the application for licensure is submitted. 

An applicant will receive an email from their respective board with the official date the application was processed.  Fingerprints must be submitted on or after the date of this email notice for the CBC to be considered valid and timely.  CBCs conducted prior to the email notice date will not be considered.   For more information, please see “Frequently Asked Questions” below

Applicants under the age of 18 should only obtain a limited criminal background check from the Indiana State Police.

Private Investigator Firms and Security Guard Agencies Only

*The MorphoTrust online Registration System, will be taken offline for planned systems maintenance all day on Saturday, February 6, 2016.  As a direct result all MorphoTrust Enrollment Centers will be closed on this date as well since the Enrollment Centers would not have the ability to connect to pull in Applicant data to the Live Scan Systems.