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:


If you are a new applicant or applying under a new agency, complete the fingerprint-based criminal history records check process and fingerprint submission memo according to the instructions below  If you are renewing your application under the same agency, new fingerprints are not needed. ​Fingerprints can be sent to BCI Criminal History by:​​


  • LiveScan:
    • You must complete a new applicant file in ARCS and include the PCN where indicated, OR 
    • Download, complete, and email a copy of the fingerprint submission memo to bcimap@nd.gov.
  • Inked:
    • You must download and complete the fingerprint submission memo, include two BLUE applicant fingerprint cards, and submit by mail to:
Law Enforcement Record Checks
Bureau of Criminal Investigation
PO Box 1054
Bismarck ND 58502-1054.


Then complete the online ND Criminal Justice Application (one per individual applicant). After submission, the Agency Administrator must approve the application. The application process can take up to two weeks from the time the application approval and fingerprints are received by BCI Criminal History. Agency administrators will be notified by email with application results. For more information, refer to the Agency Administrator Guide.






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.

Office of Attorney General
General Inquiries
(701) 328-2210


(701) 328-3404
1-800-472-2600 within ND only

Tip Line

1-800-472-2185 within ND only

Concealed Weapon
Licensing Unit

(701) 328-5523

National Human Trafficking
Resource Center