August 11, 2021 21:03 Updated Follow An FBI background check is required every three (3) years and must be obtained by submitting fingerprints through the NMLS. These instructions are also listed on the jurisdiction checklist on the NMLS. Related articles How do I get a National Criminal Background check? How far back do the Limited Criminal History Check records go? How do I obtain an Indiana Juvenile or Adult Criminal History Record? What criteria must I meet to qualify for your (IHCDA) programs? What kind of background check is required, and how often is it required, in order to be licensed as a mortgage loan originator or principal manager?