ND Criminal Justice Application

The ND Criminal Justice Application allows authorized criminal justice professionals to apply for access to participating agency programs through a secure website. Participating agency programs include:

  • ND CJIS Portal
  • P1 LERMS
  • STARS JustWare​
  • VINEProtect​
  • VINEWatch​
  • 24/7
  • ARCS
  • NCIC
  • ND POST Board
Participating agency programs are able to process criminal justice applications for licensure/access, background checks, denials, deactivations, and revocations. The ND Criminal Justice Application system will also provide notifications of suspensions, revocations, deactivations, and denials to the participating programs.

Agency Access

An Agency Security Agreement is required for the following programs before an employee from that agency may apply for access:

  • ND CJIS Portal
  • P1 LERMS
  • STARS JustWare​
  • VINEProtect
  • VINEWatch​
  • NCIC

Application Process

To apply for access through ND Criminal Justice Application, employees from an authorized agency must:

  1. Complete the online ND Criminal Justice Application (one per individual applicant), as outlined in the ND Criminal Justice Application User Guide.
  2. If you are a new applicant or applying under a new agency, complete the fingerprint-based criminal history records check process.  If you are renewing your application under the same agency, new fingerprints are not needed.
    Fingerprints can be sent to BCI Criminal History by:
    1. LiveScan​
      • Please include PCN number on the ARCS application submission
    2. US Mail
      • Please send 2 BLUE applicant fingerprint cards to:
            Attn: Law Enforcement Record Checks
            North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation
            PO Box 1054
            Bismarck ND 58502-1054
      •  Download, fill out, and include fingerprint memo with fingerprint card.

Your fingerprints will be used to check the criminal history records of the FBI. You have the opportunity to review or challenge the accuracy of the information contained in the FBI identification record. The procedure for obtaining a change, correction, or updating an FBI identification record are set forth in Title 28 CFR 16.34.

After submission, the Agency Administrator must approve the application, as outlined in the Agency Administrator Guide. The application process can take up to two weeks from the time application approval and fingerprints are received by BCI Criminal History. Agency administrators will be notified by email with application results.


To open a ticket for issues related to the ND Criminal Justice Application, please call (701) 328-4470 or (877) 328-4470 or visit https://www.nd.gov/itd/onlineincident/createincident.aspx.