Conducting Criminal Record Checks in Nevada

Every applicant for a teaching license or a license to perform other educational functions must submit with the application a complete set of fingerprints and written permission to authorize the school superintendent to forward the fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and to the central repository for Nevada records of criminal history for their reports on the criminal history of the applicant. As part of a criminal background check, a Nevada school district may require fingerprinting and written permission to forward them to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from teachers' aides and other auxiliary nonprofessional personnel who assist teachers in instructing children.

Every employee or prospective employee of a foster home or child care facility licensee and every adult resident therein must submit a set of fingerprints and written authorization to forward them to the FBI for a criminal background check.

Certain personnel of labor organizations that represent gaming industry employees must file their fingerprints for a background check.

Applicants for security guard work cards may be required by a county sheriff to submit their fingerprints for a criminal background check by the FBI.