National Agency Check with Local Agency Check and Credit Check

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National Agency Check with Local Record and Credit Checks (NACLC) is a type of background check required in the United States for granting of security clearances.

According to the United States Office of Personnel Management, Federal Investigations Notice,[1] Executive Order Number 12968,[2] signed by President Clinton in 1995, outlines NACLC as follows:

The NACLC will be used as the initial investigation for contractors at the Confidential, Secret, and L access levels. It will also be used as the reinvestigation product for both contractors and Federal employees at the same access levels.

This new product includes:

Basic National Agency Checks (Security/Suitability Investigations Index, Defense Central Index of Investigations, fingerprint classification, and a search of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigative index).

Credit search covering all residence, employment, and education locations during the last 7 years.


Law Checks covering all locations of residence, employment, and education during the last 5 years and to all locations of admitted arrest. If 35-day service is requested, all law checks will be scheduled by Record Search. If 75-day service is requested, law checks will be scheduled by a combination of inquiry and record coverage.

See Single Scope Background Investigation for more information.