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Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

PLA > Professions > Criminal Background Checks Criminal Background Checks

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 will not be 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.


Criminal Background Check Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

List of Affected Licenses

Out-of-State Instructions


Private Investigator Firms and Security Guard Agencies Only

Instructions for Background Checks for Private Investigator Firms and Security guard Agencies can be found here.