North Carolina Board of Nursing

Licensure/Listing

Criminal Background Checks

Live Scan Application

Important Note: LIVE SCAN IS ONLY FOR APPLICANTS LIVING IN NORTH CAROLINA.

Applicants Seeking Licensure by Examination, Endorsement and Reinstatement (expired 6 months or longer) In-State Applicants Only

What is LiveScan?

LiveScan is digital fingerprinting and transmission of the impression directly to the SBI and FBI for processing.

North Carolina Residents Only:

If you reside in North Carolina, use LiveScan to obtain and transmit your digital fingerprints electronically to the SBI/FBI. LiveScan is only available to applicants living in North Carolina.

Out-of-State Residents:

If you reside in another state or country, North Carolina Board of Nursing issued fingerprint cards and instructions will be mailed directly to you following submission of your application for licensure. Fingerprinting must be performed by trained law enforcement personnel. Contact your local sheriff or police office for assistance and additional details.

Submission Information

To submit a live scan application, please access the Live Scan Application located under 'Background Checks' once you're logged in to your Nurse Gateway profile.

What do I need to do?

  1. Click on the Continue link at the bottom of this page:
    1. pay the required fee [$38.00] (you must have a valid credit or debit card – Mastercard or Visa); and
    2. access, complete, print and sign your CBC Application forms which include (1) Electronic Fingerprint Submission Release of Information and (2) Applicant Information.
       
  2. Take both of your printed and signed CBC Application forms listed above to your Sheriff or Police Department. These law enforcement personnel will obtain and transmit your fingerprints via LiveScan directly to the SBI.
     
  3. Mail, fax or email your Electronic Fingerprint Submission Release of Information form after LiveScan is complete to:

    CBC Coordinator (Email: cbc@ncbon.com)
    North Carolina Board of Nursing
    PO Box 2129
    Raleigh, NC 27602-2129

    FAX: 919-781-9461
     

Important Note: Results of your CBC cannot be processed until the Electronic Fingerprint Submission Release of Information form is received in the Board of Nursing office.

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Can I challenge the results of a criminal history record check?

Yes, North Carolina allows an individual to review and challenge the results of a criminal history records check. Please contact the agencies as listed below:

  • NC State Bureau of Investigation: 919-582-8660
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation: 304-625-5590 
  • Contact the Clerk of Court in the arresting county

Important Note: LIVE SCAN IS ONLY FOR APPLICANTS LIVING IN NORTH CAROLINA.