Background Report Instructions

Accountancy: Background Report Instructions

Background Check for Initial License Application

Pursuant to the Public Accountancy Act [§ 61-28B-8.1, NMSA 1978], the following applicants for initial licensure must submit to a biometric federal criminal history background check:

  • Certified Public Accountants


Click HERE for the new fingerprint process.

Click HERE to view IDEMIA sites.


New Mexico Department of Public Safety
Phone: 505-827-9181

DPS – Authorization for Release of Information

Click HERE for a list of criminal convictions that could disqualify an applicant from receiving a license or registration.

How to obtain and challenge your FBI identification record
Noncriminal justice applicant's privacy rights
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