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Background Check Information

Criminal Background Check Directions


In State Applicants

  • To schedule an appointment, go to
  • Select search for services by state.
  • Choose West Virginia
  • Make a new appointment
  • Type of background check WV RN Board
  • Write down your confirmation number and take it with you to your appointment.
  • You may pay for your background checks when you register.
  • 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.
  • Contact the local authorities in your current state of residency for instructions on how to
    submit to a state background check in your state.

The criminal background check information can be submitted to the Board up to 12 months prior to graduation.

Fingerprint Manual Card Submission Procedures

How to Challenge your background check

FBI Privacy Act Statement

Updated information - after 10/1/2018

If you have any questions email them to or telephone 304-744-0900.