State Criminal Background Checks

Here you will find criminal background check instructions by state. Click the links to view and save the instructions for your state. Please note that if you do not see your state listed, you do not need to initiate your own background check.

**Note: As of Mar. 28, 2016, there is no longer a temporary exemption of the FBI background check. All AmeriCorps Members, including Fellows and AmeriCorps JD members, must complete a fingerprint-based FBI background check using the authorized channeler, Fieldprint. Law students: when you are accepted into the AmeriCorps JD program, your welcome email will include a link to schedule the fingerprinting appointment, which includes an access code. Please make sure to follow the link right away; you must have scheduled this check before you can start counting your hours.

Alabama

California

Delaware

Illinois

Louisiana

Mississippi

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

Ohio

South Dakota

Utah

Washington

West Virginia

Wyoming

Equal Justice Works believes the provided information represents the CNCS criminal background check requirements and is providing this information as a courtesy of other AmeriCorps grantees.  If you find the information has any errors, please email americorpsmail@equaljusticeworks.org

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