Psychologist Examiners: Background Report Instructions
Background Check for Initial License Application
Pursuant to the Professional Psychologist Act [§ 61-9-11.2, NMSA 1978], the following applicants for initial licensure must submit to a biometric federal criminal history background check:
- Licensed Psychologist Examiner
- Licensed Prescribing Psychologist
- Psychologist Associate
Beginning May 1, 2023, providers will need to use the new vendor IDEMIA, which serves 600+ government, state, and federal organizations and 2,300+ enterprise customers across the globe.
During the inaugural week of the IDEMIA solution, 11 sites dispersed geographically throughout New Mexico will be available with more than 2,600 appointment slots open. Additional fingerprinting sites and appointment slots will open each subsequent week until 50 sites are available by June 30, 2023.
April 28, 2023: Last day for fingerprint sites to capture fingerprints is April 28, 2023, at 5 p.m. All open registrations will be canceled and refunded.
Click HERE for a list of criminal convictions that could disqualify an applicant from receiving a license or registration.