A search of a state’s criminal history repository by the individual’s name, and all aliases. The name-based background check is required, in addition to fingerprinting, to complete a comprehensive criminal history background check.
This search is required for all non-National Fingerprint File (NFF) states. Twenty-eight states do not report criminal history to the FBI--unless they have collected fingerprints from the individual for the specific charges.
*Please note some states require fingerprint cards be submitted for "Name based" criminal history searches, these are generally closed record states. Additionally, several states will not share criminal history for employment or for non-criminal justice purposes. In these cases, OBI simply needs confirmation that the effort was made for those states.