Frequently Asked Questions
I need fingerprints taken. What is required and what is the cost?
How do I obtain a work card?
- One form of photo ID is required. We do not accept expired identification.
- We DO NOT ink print. All cards are printed from our LiveScan fingerprint capture stations.
- For prices, pleas see Service Charges under Work Cards.
Are sheriff cards the same as a work card?
Why am I required to have a work card?
- Obtain a work card application from your prospective employer. Follow the instructions on the back of the work card application
- Fill out both sides completely to the best of your knowledge
- Ensure your employer signed the work card application
Can I get a work card before I have a job?
- City and County ordinances and the Nevada Revised Statutes dictate that certain employment positions require work cards
What is the fee for a work card?
- No, you must first obtain employment. Your prospective employer will provide you with a work card application
- Non-gaming work cards cost $40.00.
- Entertainers work cards for City clubs are $80.00, a national background check is required.
- Entertainers work cards for County clubs are $40.00, a local background check is required.
- Child Care cards are $80.00, a national background check is required.
We accept payment via credit/debit cards or cash, as well as money orders and cashier's checks for the exact fee only.
When does my work card expire?
How do I obtain a work card to work as a private security guard or a private investigator?
- All work cards are valid for 5 years from the date of issuance.
What kind of Identification is required?
- LVMPD no longer issues work cards for private security or private investigators.
- Contact your prospective employer or the Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board for further information at (702) 486-3003 or visit their website at http://nevadapilb.glsuite.us.
- LVMPD does provide electronic fingerprint submission services for the Nevada Private Investigators Licensing Board. The fee is $30.00, payable by debit/credit cards or cash, as well as money orders and cashier's checks for the exact fee only.
- Acceptable identification is listed on the back of the work card application
- Two forms of identification are required; one of which must include a photograph.
- All identification must be original documents (PHOTOCOPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED).
Examples of acceptable identification are as follows:
- State issued Driver’s License or State ID
- U.S. Passport
- Military ID
- Naturalization Certificate
- Birth or Baptismal Certificate
- Social Security Card or INS authorization to work.
Persons born outside the U.S. or U.S. territory , including U.S. citizens born abroad, must show one of the following:
- Naturalization Certificate
- U.S. Passport
- U.S. Birth Certificate
- INS authorization to work.
Persons 25 years of age and younger must show an original or certified copy of their birth certificate. No exceptions.
How do I renew my expired work card?
I was arrested as a juvenile. Can I still get a work card?
- You are required to re-apply. Obtain a work card application from your employer and follow the instructions on the back of the work card application.
If I have been convicted of a Felony/Gross Misdemeanor/Misdemeanor, can I obtain a work card?
- If you were 17 years of age or younger and you were convicted as a juvenile in Nevada, you are not required to disclose this information on your work card application.
- Other states may consider juvenile acts as criminal acts and report that criminal history to the FBI.
- If you’re unsure, you have the right to apply. Your application will be reviewed by a technician at the time of your visit. Whether or not you will be eligible for a work card is dependent upon the ordinance or statute that governs the position you are applying for. You may have the right to appeal a denial.
How do I replace a lost or stolen work card?
- • You have the right to apply. Your application will be reviewed by a technician at the time of your visit. Whether or not you will be eligible for a work card is dependent upon the ordinance or statute that governs the position you are applying for. You may have the right to appeal a denial.
What do I do if I need a Gaming Card?
- Obtain a new work card application from your employer and re-apply. Standard work card fees will apply.
If I have already been fingerprinted for a national background check, do I need to be fingerprinted again?
- LVMPD no longer processes gaming cards, effective July 1, 2004. Gaming employee registration is governed by the Nevada Gaming Control Board
- LVMPD does provide electronic fingerprint submission services for the gaming employee registration process. The fee is $30.00, payable by debit/credit cards or cash, as well as money orders and cashier's checks for the exact fee only.
Is a work card valid for more than one employment location?
- Yes. Fingerprints must be submitted to confirm your identity and obtain the most current information available.
- Your existing work card is valid only for the type of employment for which you originally obtained a work card. Your new employer is required to complete a location change form and mail it to LVMPD within 5 days.
- If you are working in a different type of employment than your original work card, you must obtain an application from your new employer and re-apply. Since each type of employment has different denial criteria, you may not qualify for all types of employment requiring a work card.