Live Scan is digital fingerprinting and transmission of the impression directly to the SBI and FBI for processing.
If you submit your prints via Live Scan, do not submit a fingerprint card or any forms that may have been mailed to you. This could delay the processing of your application!
Some benefits of the Live Scan method are:
What if I don’t live in NC? section to read: If you reside in another state or country, please print two (2) fingerprint cards, instructions, and Authority to Release Information form and take them to your local law enforcement agency. The agency may use your printed forms or they may provide FD-258 fingerprint cards. Fill out the 2 cards according to the instructions. Fingerprinting must be performed by trained law enforcement personnel. You may contact your local sheriff or police office for assistance and additional details. Once you have completed the fingerprinting please mail the signed Authority for Release of Information form, the 2 fingerprint cards, and the $38 criminal background check fee (if not paid online) to:
North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors
P.O. Box 77819
Greensboro, NC 27417
If you submit fingerprint cards, DO NOT submit the Live Scan forms. This will delay processing of your application!
To submit a live scan application, please access the Live Scan Application located under 'Background Checks' once you're logged in to your Counselor Gateway profile. You will need to complete the following steps:
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:
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