Criminal History Record Check Requirement


Applicants seeking initial licensure by the West Virginia Board of Medicine are required to request and submit to the Board the results of a fingerprint-based state and national/federal criminal history record check.  Please be aware that criminal history record checks may take several weeks to process, and cannot be expedited for any reason. 

Prior to being fingerprinted, please review the following documents:

Agency Privacy Requirements for Noncriminal Justice Applicants

Applicant’s Privacy Act Statement

How to Challenge and How to Obtain your FBI Identity History Summary

West Virginia State Police Challenge of Criminal History Record

Click on the appropriate link below for instructions on how to request and submit to the Board the results of a state and national criminal history record check.

Instructions for Applicants Being Fingerprinted Within the State of West Virginia

Instructions for Applicants who are Being Fingerprinted Outside of West Virginia


Please contact the Board if you have questions regarding the criminal history record check process.


Sara J. Fields - Licensure Analyst - Last Names A - G
Extension 49872


Thomas M. McCall - Licensure Analyst - Last Names H - O
Extension 49873


Carmella Walker - Licensure Analyst - Last Names P - Z
Extension 49871 


The West Virginia Board of Medicine will maintain the results of an applicant’s criminal history record check for one year from the date that the applicant was fingerprinted or until final action is taken upon the application, whichever is sooner.

In accordance with federal law, the results of a national criminal history record check can only be discussed face-to-face with the applicant.  Under no circumstance will the results be disclosed or discussed via electronic mail, facsimile or telephonically. To schedule an appointment please contact Sheree J. Thompson, Supervisor of Licensing, Certifications and Renewals, at (304) 558-2921 ext. 49870 or