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 Gemalto Cogent website [link] 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: Gemalto Cogent 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 Gemalto Cogent to cover its fee. 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 Gemalto Cogent website.
- You can visit a Gemalto Cogent fingerprinting location without an appointment. They will send the final reports directly to us.
For out-of-state applicants
You must use the Board’s fingerprint cards. You will receive instructions and the cards with your applicant confirmation letter after receipt of your application for admission.