Live Scan Application

Applicants Seeking Licensure, In-State Applicants Only

What is LiveScan?

LiveScan is digital fingerprinting and transmission of the impression directly to the SBI and FBI for processing.

North Carolina Residents Only

If you reside in North Carolina, use LiveScan to obtain and transmit your digital fingerprints electronically to the SBI/FBI. LiveScan is only available to applicants living in North Carolina.

If you submit your prints via LiveScan, do not submit a fingerprint card or any forms that may have been mailed to you. This could delay the processing of your application!


Out-of-State Residents

If you reside in another state or country, a fingerprint card and instructions may be mailed directly to you upon request. Fingerprinting must be performed by trained law enforcement personnel; contact your local sheriff or police office for assistance and additional details. Email your mailing address to to have fingerprint card and related documents mailed to you.

Please Note!
If you submit fingerprint cards, DO NOT submit the LiveScan forms. This will delay processing of your application!

What do I need to do?

  1. Access, complete, print and sign your CBC Application forms which include (a) Electronic Fingerprint Submission Release of Information and (b) Applicant Information.
  2. Take both of your printed and signed CBC Application forms listed above to your Sheriff or Police Department. These law enforcement personnel will obtain and transmit your fingerprints via LiveScan directly to the SBI.
  3. Mail your Electronic Fingerprint Submission Release of Information form, after LiveScan is complete, with your application to:

Licensing Coordinator
North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners
2000 Perimeter Park Dr., Suite 160
Morrisville, NC 27560
Fax: (919) 678-8472

Can I challenge the results of a criminal history record check?

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:

  • NC State Bureau of Investigation: 919-662-4509 ext. 6266
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation: 304-625-5590
  • Contact the Clerk of Court in the arresting county

Functions of the Board of Dental Examiners
The administration of licensure examinations for dentists and dental hygienists
The promulgation of rules and enforcement of laws and regulations governing the practice of dentistry and dental hygiene in this state
The issuance and renewal of licenses to dentists and dental hygienists