Recently, the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation released background check guidance applicable to the key individuals of California Financing Law licensees and license applicants. Here are the highlights of the guidance:
California residents must submit e-prints
With limited exceptions, individuals residing in California must complete electronic fingerprinting through one of the many Live Scan service providers located throughout the state. Individuals must bring valid photo identification and the applicable Request for Live Scan Service form (in triplicate) with them to their appointments. They must also pay applicable government and fingerprint fees, which vary by location, at the time of their appointments. One copy of the individual’s completed Request for Live Scan Service form and a check for $20 payable to the “Department of Financial Protection and Innovation” must be submitted to the DFPI.
Other state residents can submit FBI cardstock fingerprint cards
Individuals residing outside of California maintain the option to submit an FBI cardstock fingerprint card (FD-258) in lieu of completing electronic fingerprinting through a Live Scan service provider. Importantly, the DFPI no longer requires a Request for Exemption from Mandatory Electronic Fingerprint Submission Requirement form to be submitted with the card. This change is consistent with recent updates to the NMLS checklists for CFL license applicants, which we previously covered on our blog here. Under this option, a check for $69 payable to the “Department of Financial Protection and Innovation” must be submitted to the DFPI.
APPROVED can help
Fingerprinting requirements and processes vary by state. If you need help understanding or coordinating fingerprinting for your license application, check in with APPROVED.
Note: This article has been updated to reflect the processing-fee reduction for out-of-state fingerprint cards from $86 to $69.