How Do I Get Fingerprinted For My CA Real Estate License?


Why Get Fingerprinted?

The DRE uses your criminal background check to verify that you meet their qualifications for "honesty".


When Do I get Fingerprinted?

We recommend waiting until after you have passed the California state licensing exam to get fingerprinted.


Where Do I get Fingerprinted?

You must first complete a Live Scan Service Request form and then schedule your fingerprints with a local Live Scan provider.


How Much Does It Cost?

The DRE charges a $49 processing fee. However, you will be charged an additional fee by your local Live Scan office.


What Will My Fingerprints Be Used For?

The DOJ and the FBI use your fingerprints to run a criminal background check and then report their findings to the DRE.


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