For in-state applicants
In-state applicants do not need fingerprint cards and will be fingerprinted digitally at an authorized fingerprinting site. Out-of-state applicants visiting New Mexico may also be printed in state using this process.
- Register online at the Cogent ID website by selecting the Register Online for a Background Check link. Use the ORI Lookup button to enter this Board’s ORI number, which is NM920150Z. In the Reason drop box select 34-2-9 State Bar Licensure. Please note: Cogent ID requires that you use Internet Explorer as your browser in order to sign up online. Download Internet Explorer for free here.
- Payment may be made online at the time of registration or you may send a cashier’s check or money order made payable to 3M Cogent for $44.00. Cash and personal checks are not accepted.
- Once you finish the registration process, you will receive a Registration ID. Bring this number with you to one of the fingerprinting locations found on the Cogent ID website.
- You can visit a Cogent ID fingerprinting location without an appointment. They will send the final reports directly to us.
For out-of-state applicants
Please submit the requested information and the instructions and fingerprint cards will be sent to you via U.S. Mail.