Criminal History Record Requests

Criminal Background Checks for Licensing

Effective January 1, 2021: The law regarding the state of Virginia licensing process for individual insurance agents has changed. As a result of this new law, NAIFA-Virginia will no longer be able to obtain criminal background reports from the Virginia State Police. 

Beginning January 1, 2021, fingerprinting will be among the requirements for individuals living in Virginia who are interested in becoming licensed insurance agents in the Commonwealth. Fingerprinting will be conducted using “live scan” technology, which digitally captures and transmits the fingerprints to the Virginia State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for background checks. 

Please CLICK HERE for more information on the new requirement.

If you have questions regarding this new process, please contact the Bureau of Insurance Agent Licensing Section at agentlicensing@scc.virginia.gov, or call (804) 371-9631.

Any background check applications received after December 23, 2020 will be returned to the applicant unprocessed.