As of January 11, 2011, all applications are currently being updated by HPLA with Criminal Background Information.
As of January 3, 2011, each applicant for a license, registration or certification by initial licensure, renewal, reinstatement, or reactivation shall obtain a criminal background check.
The District’s “Criminal Background Check Amendment Act of 2006” requires that an applicant for initial licensure, registration, or certification shall not be issued a license, registration or certification until the background check has been completed by the District’s Metropolitan Police Department.
A criminal background check shall be conducted in accordance with Metropolitan Police Department’s (MPD) and Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) policies and procedures and in an FBI-approved environment, by means of fingerprint and National Criminal Information Center checks and procedures.
The FBI‘s criminal background check shall disclose any criminal history of the prospective applicant over a seven (7) year period in all jurisdictions within which the prospective applicant has worked or resided. The MPD shall conduct a similar criminal background check for offenses within the District. An adverse criminal background report does not automatically disqualify the applicant from obtaining a license, registration or certification. The respective licensing board will make a decision on a case-by-case basis.
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