​​​For Applicants &​ Employees


Welcome applicants and employees! To help us be able to best help you, please look at the information below pertaining to your needs. All the information below will help prepare applicants regarding the process and services offered to receive the NIH badge and to start work in a timely manner. Current employees can also look under “Know Before You Go” and “Services” to find information regarding their badges and more.

Know Before You Go

Understand what background investigations are, why we do what we do, and how to prepare for your DPSAC visit.

DPSAC Process Overview

Step-by-step process to ensure a smooth timeline in getting your badge.


Learn about our fingerprint and badge services offered throughout the DPSAC process and find information on Lifecycle Work Stations.

All About eApp

Get all your questions answered as you go through this required background investigation form!