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Background Check Information

Criminal Background Check Instructions


In State Applicants

  • To schedule an appointment, go to  
  • Enter our Service Code 228NJX to get started. For further details, please click here:
  • Select on ‘Schedule or Manage Appointment’ to schedule an appointment.  
  • Write down your confirmation number and take it with you to your fingerprint appointment. 
  • State and federal background checks are now all electronic.  It will take 2 – 3 business days for the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses to receive the results.  Direct all questions regarding the process to IdentoGo by MorphoTrust USA Enrollment Services at 855-766-7746.  

Out of State Applicants

  • You will need to submit a West Virginia state and federal background check by completing the instructions for in state applicants. 
  • In addition, you will be required to submit a state background check from your state of residency.  
  • To schedule an appointment, go to  
  • Enter our Service Code 228NJX to get started. 
  • Select ‘Submit A Fingerprint Card by Mail” in order have hard cards submitted and processed. Here are detailed instructions on how to submit a fingerprint card:
  • The criminal background check information can be submitted to the Board up to 12 months prior to graduation.  

Fingerprint Manual Card Submission Procedures
For applicants unable to be fingerprinted in WV at an IdentoGO site: 

How to Challenge your background check
If you believe your background check contains inaccurate information you may request a change or correction by contacting the agency or agencies that originally submitted the information to the FBI.
Click here for information on how to challenge your background check

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If you have any questions email them to