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New Hampshire Healthcare Background Check

Choice A:

License applicants must have the submission of a NH criminal history only. Option A is available for the following boards:

  • Funeral Directors/Embalmers
  • Home Inspectors
  • Real Estate Commission - Brokers, Salespersons

Steps to Choice A

1. Please use the NH Department of Safety - Criminal Records Portal https://services.dos.nh.gov/chri/cpo/

2. Please include your Name, Contact Number, and Email address. IMPORTANT: Please provide the email address customersupport@oplc.nh.gov

3. Make sure you pay for $25 online using a credit or debit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, DISCOVER)

Option B

For applicants who are in-state and require an NH criminal background and fingerprints for checking FBI records.

Option C

For applicants from outside the state that requires an NH fingerprint and criminal history to verify the FBI record. B & C applies to the following boards:

  • Alcohol and Drunk Use Professionals
  • Allied Health
  • Athletes Trainers
  • Genetic Counselors
  • Hearing care providers
  • Therapists in Occupational Therapists
  • Therapy Physical Therapists
  • Therapy for Recreational Therapists
  • Respiratory Care Practitioners, Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Dental Examiners
  • Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Medical Imaging
  • Medical Technicians
  • Naturopathic Examiners Nursing
  • Nursing Home Administrators Psychologists
  • Real Estate Appraisers



Steps to Choice B

For applicants from outside the state needing an NH criminal record and fingerprints to FBI outcomes:

1. Please use the NH Department of Safety - Criminal Records Portal https://services.dos.nh.gov/chri/cpo/

Choose one of the options below:


Make sure you select your board or profession (caution Don't choose OPLC)

Be ready to pay $48.25 on the internet using a credit or debit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover)

Steps to Alternative C

For candidates from out-of-state who require an NH criminal background and fingerprints for checking FBI records

Make sure to get your fingerprints taken anywhere within the state where you're licensed. Livescan fingerprints or inked fingerprints

Cards are accepted. Livescan can be described as a computer-generated recording of fingerprints and has less rejection by the FBI. In states that are not in the US, Livescans can only be accepted if fingerprints are printed on cards. Fingerprint cards need to be filled out completely. You can utilize any fingerprint card available. Learn more about the New Hampshire healthcare background check

Also, please fill out the Criminal Record Authorization Form PDF File (nh.gov) Please only complete Section 1. Make sure you select your field of work/board.

Make a cash or check payment payable at State of NH-Criminal Records for $48.25.

To prevent delay in the processing process, make certain to submit all three of the requirements in one go to the address below:

Office of Professional Licensure and Certification 7 Eagle Square

Concord, NH 03301

If you have questions or require additional assistance, don't hesitate to get in touch with us at 603.271.2152 to chat with any of our Customer service representatives. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm (excluding holiday days).




FBI Privacy Act Statement


Authorization The FBI's acquisition preservation, as well as an exchange of fingerprints and related information, is generally permitted under 28 USC 534. However, based on what you intend to do with your request, Additional authorities may be required. Federal statutes, state statutes enacted under Pub. L. 544, President's Executive Orders, and federal regulations. Giving your fingerprints as well as other information is completely voluntary. However, failing to provide this information could affect the processing or approval of your request.

Principal Purpose: Certain decisions, including licensing, employment, and security clearances, can be based upon background checks using fingerprints. Your fingerprints and associated information/biometrics may be provided to the employing, investigating, or otherwise responsible agency and the FBI to compare your fingerprints to other fingerprints in the FBI's Next Generation Identification (NGI) system or its successor systems (including civil, criminal, and latent fingerprint repositories) or other available records of the employing, investigating, or otherwise responsible agency. The FBI may retain your fingerprints and associated information/biometrics in NGI after completing this application. While retained, your fingerprints may continue to be compared against other fingerprints submitted to or retained by NGI.

Routine Uses: During the processing of this application and for as long after that as your fingerprints and associated information/biometrics are retained in NGI, your information may be disclosed according to your consent and may be disclosed without your consent as permitted by the Privacy Act of 1974, and all applicable Routine Uses as may be published at any time in the Federal Register, including the Routine Uses for the NGI system and the FBI's Blanket Routine Uses. Routine uses can include the following, but not exclusively to, disclosures to the government or authorized non-governmental entities accountable for hiring, contracting licensing, security clearances, and other determinations of suitability, including local and state or federal law enforcement agencies and criminal justice agencies and government agencies that are responsible for public safety or national security.

Updated on 2022-11-04 19:33:49 by larry coleman

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